Enjoy this interview the interview that Maraveyas gave exclusively to Kostas Voros for euGreeka.com
Maraveyas Ilegál is the work of the Greek singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Kostis Maraveyas. Maraveyas sings in Greek, English, Spanish and Italian. He began his musical career in Italy where he studied Statistics & Mathematics at the University of Bari, as well as piano, harmony, counterpoint & fugue at the Conservatory Niccoló Piccini of Bari. While there, he played with groups such as Yamas and X-darawish, which combined a variety of languages and musical styles. His first album with X-darawish (il Manifesto 1998) was released in Italy. Since then, he returned to Greece where he started a solo career and has released many more albums. His music combines Mediterranean and Balkan elements, colorful arrangements and jazz and bossa nova influences.
In 2014 he wrote and directed 12 episodes of the music documentary series “Mousiki Pantou” (Μουσική Παντού) which was transmitted on Greek Public Television and gained positive reviews from the media.
On November 8, 2014, Maraveyas was awarded as “Best Composer” at the Athinorama People’s Choice Theatre Awards for his music for the play “Filargyros” (“L’Avare/The Miser”) by Moliere that was performed at the National Theatre of Greece during the 2012-2013 season.
In summer 2015, Maraveyas composed the music for the play Ecclesiazousae, Aristophanes, for the National Theatre of Greece.
In May 2016, he participated as a singer-songwriter in the French film “Voir du pays” which was awarded at the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
In June 2016 he composed the music for the play “Monaksxa a lonely planet”, for the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2016.
He’s been touring regularly with his live band in Greece and other European countries, such as Germany, Austria, Italy and Belgium. Maraveyas Ilegal’s live shows in Greece are often sold out.
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