COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS
Lavtacı Hristo’s real name was Hristakis Kyrazis-Mumcu. The youngest brother of Lavtacı Civan and Andon, he was also a masterful player of lavta as well as a good singer and composer of şarkı. He turned Ahmet Mithat Efendi’s “Zeybekler” into an operetta, thus becoming one of the first representatives of the modernization of music. He suffered mental illness and died by suicide at a young age.