BEYONDMUSIC
Michael Paouris

ABOUT ME

Michael Paouris Soloist (Bouzouki & Guitar) / Composer / Arranger. My fields: Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Classical Music, Traditional Bouzouki. 5 times First Prize International Awards in Jazz (USA), 3 times First Prize International Awards in Classical Music (Greece at Megaron Concert Hall, Austria at Mozarteum University, New York at Carnegie Hall). 12 Albums (3 Jazz Fusion, 3 Gypsy Jazz / Latin Jazz, 3 Folk Music, 3 Classical Music). 5 Books about the technique 1) "My Notes", 2) "50 EXERCISES FOR THE BOUZOUKI", 3) "Chitzaz", 4) "20 EXERCISES FOR THE GUITAR", 5) "120 DAYS OF PRACTICE" (Program Study). 200+ compositions in YouTube FREE for the audience.
  • Creativity
  • Faith
  • Musical subculture

Cultural background

  • Greece

PROJECT MUSIC

6:40
Born Today
What emotions go through a migrant’s heart as they realize they are alone, far away from home? The amount of courage it takes to open their heart to a new life, find new love, and form new bonds is unfathomable, yet it's possible when strangers extend a compassionate hand amidst the affliction of having lost everything. They are Born Today, on the day they face their new life with new fears and dreams. This song is a cry for help that is full of hope and trust in the human spirit of love, compassion and empathy. It is a collaboration between musicians of very diverse cultural backgrounds as listed in the submission form. It features a powerful African voice, rich Celtic bagpipe cries, intricate Greek bouzouki, pensive piano, and a yearning Arabic cello all shining within a lush orchestral texture laced with percussive fusion flamenco heartbeats and a touch of electronics. We wanted to explore what a 'cry of hope' would sound like through aspects of music stemming from our own cultures as well as others. 'Born Today' is dedicated to Syrian musician Iyad Osman, who refused to carry a weapon in order to keep playing saz. A kind soul who loved mixing cultures in his music, he fled Syria only to die a year later as a result of a mistreated mild illness. He united the music community worldwide in happiness through his music, and bitter grief over his loss, despite their diverse political views.To Iyad, who is ‘Born Today', on the day he died, and the love he spread to the world.
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323 votes
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  • African
  • Arabic
  • Flamenco
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bouzouki
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Castanets
  • Duff
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Percussion
  • Tambourine
  • Bagpipe
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Congo
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Syrian Arab Republic
5:14
Water tale of Love
This piece have an entire philosophy underneath.Water, as an element , the only matter that connecting everything alive, as it’s present in all 3 (gas, hard matter and fluid) states everywhere.. More then that - as I believe (homeopathy principals ) that water have memory - it’s collected information about everything since it’s existence, that makes it the wisest and the most experienced element. And the message of it - love is the only way for everything.On a technical level in the piece - we have two “forces” in constant dialog : one, represented by piano ,is well structured, thoughtful , planned and calculated. Another (bouzouki) - is spontaneous, eruptive ,emotional and unstable. The interaction of this two creating the perfect balance - the ultimate solution for best outcome…The bright, “sunny” and colorful sound of bouzouki in hands of absolute master of it - Michael Paouris , made my dreams come thru , and now we have a product of two-way inspiration for your pleasure. Enjoy :)
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1081 votes
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bouzouki
  • Drum machine
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
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