Effie Zaitidou - Kanun
Al Mahabba Ensemble's kanun playerEffie Zaitidou was born in Athens in 1980. She grew up into a musical family and due to that, she was deeply immersed in the sound of Byzantine and Traditional Greek Music from very young. At the age of 5 she attended for first time classes of classical piano in a music school and in a couple of years she also started theoritical lessons (Theory of Classical Music, History of Music, Morphology and Chorus lessons). She also attends Byzantine Music Classes for almost three years. At the age of 20 she registers in the Technological Educational Istitute of Epirus in Arta, faculty of Music Technology, Department of Folk and Traditional Music. During her studies, she chooses to be specialized on the kanun. Until today she is invited to take part in several traditional music performances and festivals as a kanun player. Effie Zaitidou, except Al Mahabba, she is also a vital member of " Πλάγιοι Ήχοι", an ensemble with repertoire from Balkans and Eastern Mediterarean.
 
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