© Michael Iskas 2019

Near East Collective  was formed in early 2016. It explores and performs rebetika (Greek urban folk) and traditional music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean Sea. The group is consisted by musicians coming from different homelands but share one common passion: Exploring and presenting specific styles of certain Near East areas.

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Dunja Botic  vocals
Sotiris Georghiou vocals

Michael Iskas  violin

Konstantinos Glynos  kanun

George Maglaras  lute, oud

Nicki Maher clarinet
Gizem Altinordu, Percussions

Philippos Demetriou  percussions

Sass Hoory  percussions

Michael Iskas

 Violist / Violinist