Multi-award winning group Monsieur Doumani, was formed in 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Demetris Yiasemides (trombone, flute) and Angelos Ionas (guitar). Since 2016 Andys Skordis has been replacing Ionas at international concerts.
Coming from different musical backgrounds, but influenced by the Cypriot tradition at various levels, Monsieur Doumani compose Cypriot songs that draw inspiration from contemporary Cypriot society as well as from the shaky conditions of our era. The original identity of the project was determined by the adaptation of Cypriot traditional pieces, with a special contemporary color in sound and mood, forming a style distinctively their own.
Their live appearances in festivals and venues across the world (WOMAD, Sziget, Rudolstadt, Havana World Music Fest, Sur Jahan-India, Konzerthaus Vienna, Paradiso, Mupa etc) have been very well-received by diverse audiences and their music has been presented on radio and television around the globe.
Monsieur Doumani have received many awards during their 7-year career including the Critics Award at Andrea Parodi Awards and the German Records Critics' Award' (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik). They were nominated three times for Best Group in Songlines Music Awards and they are also nominated for the Eiserne Eversteiner Folk Awards 2019.
Monsieur Doumani have released 3 studio albums which gained them their worldwide recognition.