Xenos (band)

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Xenos
OriginZürich, Switzerland
GenresRomani
Years active1989 (1989)–present
Websitexenosmusic.com

Xenos are an Australian Romani music ensemble with a flexible roster of three to five core members and an extended line-up.[1][2] They were formed in Zürich, Switzerland in 1989 playing Macedonian Roma music and relocated to south-eastern Australia in 1995.[3]

Their third album, Tutti Frutti, was nominated at the 2001 ARIA Awards in the category, Best World Music Album.[4][5]

Members[edit]

  • Rob Bester – fretless electric bass, davul, bagpipes
  • Anne Hildyard – lead vocals, saxophone
  • Lee Hildyard – lead vocals
  • Sabine Bester – trumpet
  • Alister Price – piano accordion
  • Matt De Boer – flute
  • Josh Dunn – bass guitar
  • Will Eager –
  • Philip Griffin – guitar, conductor
  • Greg Sheehan –
  • Fuat Sazimanoski – drums
  • Michael Karamitsos – drums
  • Tunji Beier – drums
  • Stephanos Elefteriadis – kemençe, drums
  • Sophie Chapman – piano accordion
  • Andy Busuttil –
  • Christian Fotsch –
  • Marem Aliev –
  • Tahir Arsimov –
  • Blair Greenberg –

Discography[edit]

  • Let the Swine Loose (1991) Arc Records (CF 2222)[6]
  • My Mother Said (1993)[7]
  • New Moves (1997)
  • Tutti Frutti (2001) – Xenos Music[8]
  • Cirikli (2004)
  • Florinalia (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xenos – Gypsy Band from Australia". Xenos Official Website. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Music of gypsies is seductive". South East Advertiser. 5 September 2001.
  3. ^ "Xenos Tutti Frutti" (PDF). RamiroPost. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  4. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2001: 15th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  5. ^ List of Nominations for the 2001 ARIA Awards, Australian Associated Press (AAP), 13 September 2001
  6. ^ Xenos (1991), Let the Swine Loose: Dancing with Bagpipes, Arc, retrieved 9 November 2017, Notes: Music from Macedonia, Iran, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey
  7. ^ Jamieson, Ian (16 February 2001), "Wild new release from Xenos", Green Left Weekly
  8. ^ Burton, Kim (Winter 2001), "Music of gypsies is seductive", Songlines

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