Michalis Terlikkas
Ιnterpreter – researcher of Cypriot traditional music

Nikos Souroullas


Music Troupe “Mousa” | Costas Karpasitis | Yiannis Souroullas | Nikos Souroullas | Panayiotis Nikolaides


nikos souroullas

Nikos Souroullas, who hails from a family of musicians and church cantors, was born in the currently-occupied village of Lysi, where he lived up to the 1974 Turkish Invasion. He currently lives in Larnaka.

He plays the “tamboutcha” and other percussion instruments, while he also studied Byzantine music under his late uncle Yiangos Souroullas. His environment, as well as his participation in “SY.KA.LY.” (Artists’ Group of Lysi), and the “Yiangos Souroullas” choir provided him with plenty of exposure to Cypriot traditional music. His close collaboration with Michalis Tterlikkas, as a member of the “Mousa” musical company since 1994, further strengthened his contact with tradition. Within the scope of this collaboration, he has taken part in international festivals, radio and television programmes, and many concerts both in Cyprus and abroad. He appears, on the tamboutcha, in Michalis Tterlikkas’ CD album “Ton Yennon dje tis Lambris” (1998), “Kypraia Foni – Tracing Back Through the Years” (2002) and “Kypraia Foni – A Welcome to our guests" (2008).