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Name: Xylouris White
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Published/Updated: 13 Dec 2014, 14:06

Biography: Xylouris White is a Cretan music collaboration established in 2013 involving Greek singer and laouto player Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Australian drummer Jim White (known for his work with Dirty Three). The duo's music has been described as combining "free-jazz, avant-rock and ages-old Greek folk traditions

Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White.

The two musicians first met in Melbourne in 1990, when Xylouris was touring with his father, Antonis Xylouris, and became friends. White first played with Xylouris' family band in Australia in 2009. They began recording and performing regularly in public together in New York City in late 2013. They released their first album, Goats, in 2014; it topped the Billboard World Music chart.

They performed together at the Sydney Festival in 2015, in advance of a world tour, and released their second album, Black Peak, on Bella Union, in 2016.

Their third album, Mother, was released early in 2018.

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