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Ilios Steryannis: Bethany Project

Read "Bethany Project" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Toronto-based drummer Ilios Steryannis calls the sounds on his Bethany Project “World Music From the Heart."  Thes sound is a musical stew stirred up from Afro-Cuban rhythms, the Mediterranean sounds, John Coltrane, and ebullient West African percussions (and more), spiced with danceable funk and bebop, and drawing influences from, by turns, Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude, Macedonian sounds, and--on “The Ornado"--the whirlwind motions of the leader's four year old son. That's a big world to ...


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