- Lorena (vocals)
- Nimrod (drums)
- Nunu (bouzouki)
- Ziggy (hammond organ, keyboards)
- label:not signed
- gender:male, female
- instrumentation:string, rock band, dance orchestra, lute, guitar
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Cherry Bandora present Greek Bouzouki Surf, Vintage Belly Dance Music and Oriental Psychedelic Rock.
It's time for a Mediterranean party! The four Berlin based musicians of Israeli origin celebrate enchanting oriental vintage sounds, and perform an ecstatic show, bringing everyone to dance - like a Dionysian trip all along the Mediterranean sea shores! The repertoire of Cherry Bandora consists of Greek popular songs of the 1950's written by Stelios Kazantzidis, Manolis Chiotis or Vasilis Tsitsanis. These 'Golden Classics' became popular in Turkey and Israel too, and as a result, most of them have lyrics in Greek, as well as in Turkish and Hebrew. Singer Lorena uses all of them by switching the language from song to song.
Her voice and her heady dancing style are accompanied by ornamental melodies from the bouzouki, the Greek counterpart to the blues guitar. And the musicians on drums and Hammond organ enclose an adorable sound. The music of Cherry Bandora is undoubtedly in love with the psychedelic sounds of the swinging sixties, breathing the nostalgic spirit of euphoric celebrations from another era around the ports of Haifa, Thessaloniki and Izmir!