I instantly felt intrigued

by the exotic melodies, alien rhythms and oriental scales.

Christian discovered Greek music in his hometown Münster, Germany when he was asked to play the guitar in his friend’s rebetiko kompania. He instantly felt intrigued by the exotic melodies, alien rhythms and oriental scales.

Rebetika, Smyrnaika, Paradosiaka, Neo Kima, Laika, En Techno – a whole new cosmos containing great songs more or less unknown to the audience outside the Greek community. After having failed numerous times to share his discoveries with his non-Greek friends – the rhythms, scales and the instrumentation being to strange – he decided to translate and rearrange the songs that he liked most.

His demos found their way to Violins Productions, a record company on the cycladic island of Paros. Together with some of the finest contemporary musicians they have recorded an album with ten songs that is beyond geographical, temporal or ethnical borders.

Christian Ronig
Christian Ronig
Christian Ronig