Monsieur Doumani is a trio formed in 2011 in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. In their history they have got the acclaim by the audience and by the international critic. Their third work, Angathin, thas was released in the Spring of 2018, received the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in the category ‘World Music’. It has been in the Top 10 of the Transglobal World Music Chart for 3 months reaching No.1 in April 2018 and No.2 in May. It has also climbed at the top of the World Music Charts Europe in May 2018 and it was given the title of ‘Top of the World’ album by British magazine ‘Songlines’. They focus on rearranging Cypriot traditional songs adding their own particular color to the sound and feeling of the songs.
Angathin consists almost exclusively of original compositions and it essentially picks up from where Sikoses (2015) left them. The album with the symbolic name Angathin (which translates as ‘thorn’) addresses more than ever, the political, social and activist concerns and sensitivities of the group members and it is a call for rebellion against corruption, racism and injustice.