Evgenia Damavoliti-Toli




Evgenia Damavoliti-Toli works as a physiotherapy assistant. She met the Kissamitic-Cretan music and dance tradition through her grandfather Stefanos Andronikakis, a master singer and dancer in the area of Kissamos. She studied the recordings of great masters of Cretan music and formed her personal style based on the aesthetics of the provinces of central-western Crete. She studied for two years traditional song of Greece, as well as recordings from Asia Minor, Thrace, Macedonia, and the Cyclades, and later, the musical tradition of central-eastern Crete.

She collaborates with many renowned musicians, and collects & records forgotten songs and traditions of the Cretan wedding. She is studying Byzantine Music and since 2014 teaches traditional Cretan songs with her own method.