Kostis Maraveyas, a versatile artist and original member of the Mediterranean music family, is a composer, arranger, singer and instrumentalist. He is also a skilled accordionist, guitarist, pianist and performer.
He entered the world music scene in 1998 as member of X Darawish, a multinational band based in Italy.
In 2003 he recorded his first solo album 'Radiopirate', rooted in his experience of living and musically acting both in Italy and Greece. From 2003 to 2006 he has performed in numerous gigs and festivals all over Greece and Europe.
In July of 2007 Kostis has recorded his second album, forming his new multi ethnic band, Maraveyas Ilegal.
In 'Ilegal' Balkan electric guitars, Latin trumpets, Jewish saxophones and classical cello are perfectly fused together under ska, reggae, rock, punk and r&b rhythms, all influenced by traditional Greek music and gypsy melodies, blended together with plenty of free improvisation parts.
This project introduces for the very first time in Greek discography a totally new sound, never heard before.
In 'Ilegal', Maraveyas communicates his view for love, dreaming and traveling while at the same time he comments on the vanity of moneymaking, racism and imperialism. Musicwise, he merges Greek music forms with Italian and Spanish ones, concentrating on the Mediterranean temperament. The record primarily sounds like a radio program with a soundtrack: a journey into life. The ingredients are festiveness, happiness, love, passion and agony for peace.
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