Agapi Mou, quite simply, is a group of four musicians drawn together by their common love of Greek traditional music. They chose the name “Agapi Mou” (meaning “my love” in Greek) to symbolize the love they feel for the music and the passion with which they play it. Formed three years ago, in Berkeley, CA, and led by the young half-Japanese duo of Aya Davidson and Gregory Masaki Jenkins, the group assembles many decades worth of experience in Greek musical genres (odd, yes, but true).
Using violin, voice, clarinet, Greek lute (laouto), and percussion, the group takes you on a listening tour of the surprisingly diverse regional styles found in Greek music. Stops on the itinerary include the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Amorgos, Ikaria, Mytillini, as well as the mainland regions of Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, and the Peloponnese. And lastly, because love and songs respect no boundaries, don’t be surprised by a cross-border stopover in Albania, Turkey, or perhaps Armenia.
Aya Davidson – violin, vocals
Greg Jenkins – clarinet, vocals
Alan Davidson – laouto
Sean Tergis – percussion
Doors at 7:30pm / Show at 8:00pm. Cash only.