Formed in 2010 by three musicians from the island of Crete, Daulute brings a unique and dynamic sound to the interpretation of Greek traditional music. It presents an extensive Cretan repertoire as a basis, while it also explores other Greek music idioms and improvisations. Motivated by their common love and respect for Greek music, the musicians endeavour to develop an alternative world music sound.
George Zacharioudakis revives the almost extinct Cretan flutes (pipes and whistles) and adapts cane and metal flutes from other traditions (Western flute, Indian bansuri, Celtic whistles) in the body of Greek music.
Dimitris Sideris focuses on the Cretan lute and extends its technique by adapting elements from related string instruments.
John Papatzanis extends the technical capabilities of the Cretan daouli (percussion) as well as incorporating other traditional percussions (Persian tombak, Indian udu-ghatam, Middle Eastern frame drums).