Evgenia Damavoliti-Toli




, Greek


Evgenia Damavoliti-Toli studied and worked in Exercise Physiology, while her big love until today remains traditional dance and singing. She comes from Kissamos, Crete and from Preveza, Epirus. Thanks to her relatives and especially her grandfather, Stefanis Andronikakis who was a singer in Kissamos, Evgenia, she came in contact with the music and dance traditions of the Kissamos area since her childhood. Along with her grandfather, she met old masters of Cretan Singing of Kissamos, such as Naftis, M. Kounelis, S. Karefillakis and others. In Athens, Evgenia got to know and familiarise herself with the music and dance traditions of other regions of Greece, while participating in and organising similar courses.

Evgenia also studied traditional singing alongside the master of Greek singing, Hronis Aidonidis, as well as Nektaria Karatzi and Thodoris Petropoulos. Since 1998, she has been a member of the Kourites Folklore Association and she has also been a member of the Greek Center of Folklore Research.

After her permanent establishment in Crete, she attends courses on modal music with Ross Daly and other teachers of Labyrinth.