1. The act of amalgamating or the condition resulting from this act.
2. A consolidation or merger, as of several corporations.
3. A cocktail of musical influences, traditions, experiences, colours and sounds, creating a cross-cultural bridge connecting the ancient with the modern.
The Amalgamation project was created by Vasiliki Anastasiou, a Greek-Cypriot vocalist and composer based in Nicosia/Cyprus. The project’s heart is around her compositions. It also borrows and re-arranges traditional melodies from countries around the shores of the Mediterranean Sea but also from the whole of the Balkan peninsula.
The Amalgamation project is more of a musical process than a band… a collective of musicians sharing the vision of music with no borders (physical nor mental) and getting together to just play; Vasiliki invites guest musicians from different backgrounds usually jazz, classical and folk, to share musical thoughts and experiment with the blend…Vasiliki is also the creator and conductor of Amalgamation choir. An all-female a capella choir that is the off-spring of the project. Check choir page.
“An instrumental voice(…) her latest project called the Amalgamation project is an exciting mix of sounds and styles fearlessly and effortlessly blended with Anastasiou ‘s unique voice providing the perfect glue to bring it all together”. Cyprus weekly magazine
”Outstanding Greek Cypriot singer, Vasiliki Anastasiou and her international ensemble, The Amalgamation Project,in session on this AWIL! A World in London / DJ Ritu – SOAS radio
Vicky’s vocals were sensational, I hope to have them back on the show in the future to perform live again! Maria Kay Global Mixtape radio show/ Croydon Radio
‘’Τραγουδίστρια και τραγουδοποιός, η Βασιλική Αναστασίου με την πολύ ξεχωριστή φωνή είναι από τους μουσικούς της νέας γενιάς που σε κερδίζουν αμέσως με το πηγαίο ταλέντο, την αυθεντικότητα και την ιδιαιτερότητα της δουλειάς τους’’. Μαρία Παναγιώτου –εφημερίδα Φιλελεύθερος -Κύπρος