Dostluk Filia Express is a new exciting band exploring songs from the both sides of the Aegean, with songs in both Turkish and Greek. The band is dedicated to emphasising the similarities of both cultures in music and traditions. Playing styles from sirtaki to zeybek as well dance tunes such as Chifte telli and circle dance tunes are guaranteed to get audiences engaged. The musicians are some of the best from Melbourne’s world music scene and have performed at many festivals Australia wide (Womadelaide, Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival and many more..) and internationaly (Berlin Culture Festival, Stutgart Summer Festival of Cultures, Dunya Festival Rotterdam, ITU Festival Istanbul).
Byron Triandafyllidis- Bouzuki, oud and vocals
Murat Yucel- Guitar, vocals and percussion
Alisha Brooks- Soprano saxophone, flute and ney (sufi flute)