Vassilis Papakonstantinou is very famous greek singer loved by all generations (I saw people of different ages at his concert!). He is a real greek rock star and has a particular energy!
Vassilis is a favourite singer of Andreas (AndyRG) who actually invited me at his concert. Thank You Andriko!
THE voice! Emma Shapplin was born in Paris in 1974 and she is the alive combination of pop music and emotional drama of the opera.
For me, she looks like an elf from a fairy-tale (Lycabettus Theater, 2nd sold out concert, 14/7/2004).
Three excellent Greek singers -considered to be a little "underground"-, Giannis Aggelakas (leader of the best greek rock group, "Trypes"), Thanasis Papakonstantinou and Sokratis Malamas, were gathered on 27/9/2003 at Petra open air theater... For about 3 hours they were singing in front of a fanatic audience. The purpose was to collect money and with them try to build an educational centre at the region of Chiapas, Mexico...
"The voice of Latin America" was born in Argentina in 1935(she died 4 October 2009). Mercedes Sosa had the heart of a folk singer, the majesty of a soprano. I felt it, although I couldn't understand the lyrics, by listening to her unique voice and by the reactions of the audience. Music is the best international language, don't you agree? (Lycabettus Theater, 7/9/2001)
One of the today's most gifted and exciting guitarists, the Greek virtuoso Eva Fampas
will perform a concert on May 12, 2007 at 9.00 pm at the Athenaeum International Cultural centre, Concert Hall La Divina (Adrianou 3, Thisseion). Invited guest in this exceptional guitar event will be the young and talented Gahuer Carrasco from Brazil. !!!
Whenever you are visiting in Athens, look at the posters on the street, or on www.athinorama.com.
Athens Constantly has amazing artists performing in beautiful ancient theaters.
My personal lineup for this summer is Paul Oakenfold June 9th, Yann Tiersen June 13th, Shakira July 20.
Dress Code: Anything
Mihalis Hatzigiannis is one of the most succesful young singer in Greece. He was born on 5/11/78. in Nicosia of Cyprus. He has a degree on classical guitar, piano and theoritican studies at the Musical Academy Of Cyprus (Royal College Of London).
In 1998 he represented his country in the Eurovision contest by singing the song "Genesis" of which the music is his. It took the 11th place.On March 2001 Mihalis got the award for the Best First Appearing Artist for 2000.
Thanks to my greek friend Giorgos I have almost all cds of Mihalis. I love his sweet voice and nice songs (even if I don't understand greek language rather good). I saw him in Zigos Music Center in Athens in 2003 (the concert was one of many presents made by my boyfriend for my birthday! Efxaristo!) and he was singing for Closing Ceremony of Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Now this nice greek man is my favourite greek singer!
Alkistis Protopsalti is one of the most important artists in Greece. I love her voice and I had a chance to see her in Heraklion (Crete) on august,2003 for the great celebration of "One year before the Olympic Games". Her performance was wonderful and I still listen to my favourite song of her: "Trava Skandali"
Elly Paspala (her Romanized name - also known as "Elli" or "Eli") is a Greek singer who sits firmly between the genres of pop and jazz.
I saw her during free concert not far from Acropolis in august 2004. Great voice...
Evridiki is a very popular singer in Greece and in spite of her "fragile" appearance she has a very strong voice! I had a chance to see her in live concert in Athens.
Evridiki was born on the 25th of February. She grew up in Lefkosia in Cyprus and she started studying music from her very early years. She has a very nice, Greek, sensational and rare, name known to everybody from the myth of Orfeas and Euridiki (Orfeus and Eurydice).
In 1992 she took part in the European song competition of Eurovision, on behalf of Cyprus, with the song "Tairiazoume" ("We Match").
She is one of the few singers that can lay claim from pop to musical theatre, opera to classical crossover. Her contrasting personas make her concerts always interesting, as this one -of the two- she had given at Lycabettus Theater (4/9/2004) during her "Harem" world tour.
The former leader of Roxy Music is one of the most important personalities of pop/rock music, in my opinion. His soulful lyricism is still, in 2004, the best characteristic of him, it could be seen with facalty on that summer night (Lycabettus Theater, 7/6/2004).
I'm a... jealous guy I don't have his own voice!
He was born in Thessaloniki in 1948. Papazoglou has a strange voice and he combines in an admirable way the traditional folk art with the modern "electrical" music...
His album "I ekdikisi tis giftias" in 1978 was a unigue event of those years, with much influence till our days (Gazi, 1/5/2004)...
It is said that the group from Bristol is one of the groups that most affected modern music. Founders of trip-hop, they have been fanous for their complected orchestrations.
That sold out concert -of the two at the same place- proved these opinions clearly... Dot Allison from Scotland was the support singer (Lycabettus Theater, 15/7/2003).
She is one of the best representatives of "ethnic" greek music. Savina was first appeared as a singer in legendary "Lilipoupoli" record (songs... not only about children), in 1979. She uses her wonderful voice as a musical instrument, don't miss her if you have the chance in festivals all over the world (11th Biennale of young artists, "Antonis Tritsis" Park, 12/6/2003)...