Singing Greece: A Tribute – featuring Galani, Tsaligopoulou, Nega

Thanasis Gavos   Monday, 6 February 2017; 7:00-10:30pm
Ark4Art, Dimitra Galani, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Giota Nega

Ark4Art & Prospero present:
‘Singing Greece: A Tribute’
featuring Dimitra Galani + Eleni Tsaligopoulou + Giota Nega

*** Tickets from £25 but will be going soon! Book your tickets now here: www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=20407

Three of Greece’s greatest singers take you on a journey through the country’s rich musical heritage, from traditional folk and ethnic songs through to their modern descendants, Rebetiko and Laika.

Sitting at a crossroads between Asia and Europe, Greek music manages to combine influences from both into something wholly unique. With three of the country’s most distinctive voices backed by a 9-piece orchestra featuring traditional instruments, this concert is a chance to immerse yourself in the full breadth of Greek song, from early Folk music through to Rebetiko and Laika, the passionate yet melancholic sound of Greece’s musical underground. Supported by three perfect voices, this performance echoes contemporary Greece paying tribute to its true musical tradition/heritage.

Dimitra Galani’s career spans four decades and includes collaborations with Greece’s most important composers and lyricists (such as Hadjidakis and Tsitsanis) as well as international artists like Cesaria Evora. Eleni Tsaligopoulou has also had a long and distinctive presence in the Greek music scene, moving comfortably across genres and styles and experimenting with traditional forms. Giota Nega is one of the most authentic voices of urban Greek music (Laika) and her recent work with new composers has been warmly welcomed by audiences. Meeting on stage for the first time, the three together are the perfect artists to give a performance that sounds contemporary while staying true to tradition.

Duration: 3hrs 20 mins with intermission.

On sale to Barbican Members Thursday 20 October
On general sale Friday 21 October

A printed program will be provided free of charge with complete details and information about the performance.

Dimitra Galani
Eleni Tsaligopoulou
Giota Nega

Serapheim Giannakopoulos drums
Argyris Diamantis percussion
Nikos Katsikis bouzouki, tzouras
Thomas Konstantinou oud, lute, bouzouki
Spyros Manesis piano
Stelios Provis bass
Apostolos Tsardakas canun, baglama
Spyros Hadjikonstantinou electrical and acoustic guitar
Aristeidis Hadjistavrou classical and acoustic guitar

Technical staff:
Giorgos Voudantas sound engineer
Panagiotis Eliopoulos sound engineer
Maria Athanasopoulou lighting design

This event is part of: Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by Ark4Art Ltd and Prospero

Artistic curation: Margarita Mytilinaiou, Dimitra Galani, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Giota Nega


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Silk Street,
London, EC2Y 8DS

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