Xanthoula Dakovanou and Anassa Ensemble
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Xanthoula Dakovanou and Anassa Ensemble

Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE

Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE
Band World Acoustic





for Xanthoula Dakovanou
«...jumping barefoot beetweet Occident and Orient, dawdling the traditions, but daring to rearrange at convinience the ancestral songs...»
- Vibrations, Paris, June 2010


«...les chansons du Trio Tzane vont à la source, tendent à la pureté, à l’intimité et au mystère des origines. Elles cherchent la légèreté, la limpidité, l’essentiel, et aiguisent l’écoute, offrent à l’auditeur une aire de repos ravissante...» - Les Inrockuptibles, Paris, 5.7.2010


« ...born in Athens, craddled by the songs of the Epirus’ mountains sang by her grandmother, later passioned by the music of the middle-ages and of the whole mediterranean...clear voice that remains close to the sweetness of ancestral vehement...»

Eliane Azoulay pour TELERAMA, Paris, - Télérama, Paris, 1.5.2010

"Greece, India, Afghanistan and Japan come together in Anassa, with greek artist Xanthoula Dakovanou"

«...Now Xanthoula Dakovanou comes back, with different company this time, Ensemble Anassa, in a personal journey that runs through the musics of the world, through her project «The Lady and the Boat». These are compositions of the talented greek musician, inspired from the greek tradition, in a musical journey that meets India, Afghanistan and Japan. A wonderful amalgame of compositions and improvisations, that investigate common rythms and modes...»
- Athens News Agency, Macedonian Press Agency, 16.12.2011


Personal creations :

- Trio Tzane, Gaïtani, Naïve, Paris, 2010
- Xanthoula Dakovanou and Anassa Ensemble, «The Lady and the Boat» is the next personal album, independent production at the moment, release expected automn 2012

Guest artist :

- Pantelis Pavlidis, Evdousin, Melissa, Thessaloniki, 2010
- Comptines de Miel et Pistache, Didier Jeunesse, Paris, 2009
- Palyrria, Electrifying Nature, Cantini, Athens, 2009
- Yaron Pe’er, Orian, Magda, Tel Aviv, 2007
- Fones tis Petras, Apiros, Athens, 2004



Xanthoula is a greek vocalist and composer. Starting from merely traditional greek projects (Chaonia, Evdousin) she focused later in projects crossing greek music with other modal musical cultures. Balkan music in Trio Tzane, Anatolian cultures in Comptines de Miel et Pistache and now India and Afghanistan in Anassa Ensemble. Their creation «The Lady and the Boat» is a deeply feminine musical journey exploring the relation to tha aquatic element - water.
Xanthoula has sang all over Europe and the Middle East, among others in Théâtre du Chatelet, Unesco Hall (Paris), Romain Agora (Athens), greek and french national television and radios of greece, france, bulgaria, turkey.