Into the sea of emotions of Avraam Konstantinou, there had always co-existed notions like: Asia Minor, Refugees, separation, culture, melodies and loads of other characteristics that make up a mythical world: the Romioi, who had once achieved great
things in the East.
He was born in the late 1970s in Limassol in Cyprus. A restless spirit and a descendant of a family of refugees from Kyrenia, who from his early childhood, he used to listen carefully to the sounds of yesterday on his grandfather’s
old radio: Sophia Vembo, Kaldaras, Vicky Moscholiou, Kouyioumtzis, Tsitsanis, Mitsakis… He also listened to modern songs of his time, but Rembetiko had always seemed to him that it had a special grace.
So much did he love these songs, that at
some point, he started to think up his own lyrics as well. And it was then that his talent started to become apparent.
He studied Journalism at Frederick University. Along the way, he cooperated with newspapers and magazines that circulated
widely to the general public in Cyprus as well as with the bi-communal newspaper “Cyprus Dialogue”. Poems of his have been published in the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper “Afrika”. He has also written and published a poetic collection
titled “East of Rome”.
He received his first commendation along with an honorary plate in October 2005, which was awarded to him by the Municipality of Lapithos for his first poetic collection “East of Rome”.
he travelled to Israel, after an invitation he had received. There, he cooperated with the talented Israeli composer Doron Orsiano.
The year 2013, however, had been a milestone in his life and career. It was then, that the notable co-mer
and singer Savvas Deyirmentzoglou entered his life. As soon as their musical ways met, not only were they bound by a true friendship but they also started an amazing cooperation along the way!