Loxandra Ensemble

Was founded in Thessaloniki. The band has worked on the study, research and performance of the urban music tradition of the Rum people of Constantinople and Smyrna, (Meyhane – Cafe Aman). Their first album, “Almost Like in the Past…” was released in Greece in 2006 and in Turkey in 2011. Their second album, “Meyhane – Kafe Aman”, was released in December 2011. This album was the 8th of the top ten in the Music World Charts Europe, for September 2012, as well as the 41st of the top 150 albums, for the entire year.