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GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

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Where: Various locations around Athens
When: May to July 2018
Why Go: Experience the latest in modern Greek music LIVE

Experience the latest in the Greek music scene as Greek singers take up residence at various venues around the city, making it a highlight of the spring season in Athens. Here are our top picks of Greek singers performing in Athens this month.

 

Are you coming later in the year? Let us know when you are coming to Athens and we’ll keep you up to date as acts are announced.

MAY 2018 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

The club scene for Greek Singers is generally very quiet at this time of year as musicians throughout Greece take their first break since the Christmas period. Leading into the summer months, most of the well known Greek singers give up their club residencies at this time of year and start preparing for the summer touring season where they will perform one off shows around Greece and abroad. We’ll continue to keep you up to date with who’s playing where in Athens.

GLYKERIA

11 May 2018

Greek Singers Athens Glykeria

Glykeria | Greek Singers in Athens

As part of a series of free events for the Celebration of Culture festival, renowned Greek singer Glykeria will perform for one night only at Technopolis. With a career spanning 30 years and several multi-platinum album releases, Glykeria is one of the most loved Greek artists both in Greece and abroad.

Free entry | Concert starts at 8:00pm

Where: Technopolis of Athens. 100 Pireos St, Gazi

Closest metro station: Keramikos (Blue Line)

For the taxi driver: Τεχνόπολη Δήμου Αθηναίων, Πειραιώς 100, Γκάζι

 

NATASSA THEODORIDOU

Every Friday & Saturday night throughout May 2018

Greek Singers Athens Natassa Theodoridou

Known as the only female Greek singer to have three platinum albums, Natassa Theodoridou has been placed among the 12 top selling national singers, with 10 platinum and three gold albums. Her songs are considered contemporary “laika”. She will perform with Petros Iakovithis.

She plays live at Fantasia Live Nightclub

Entry 15 euros (includes drink)

Reservations made by telephone: +30 210 8940 302 or +30 210 8940 203.

Why Athens Tip: Venue will confirm door opening and performance start times on reservation.

Where: Fantasia Live, Leoforos Poseidonios 5, Elliniko

For the taxi driver: FANTASIA LIVE, Λεωφόρος Ποσειδώνος 5, Ellinikón

 

JUNE 2018 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

YIANNIS AGGELAKAS & PAVLOS PAVLIDIS

2 June 2018

Two musical heavyweights in the Greek rock scene come together on stage for one night only in Athens. Following their sell out performances last year, Yiannis Aggelakas with his band 100 ° C and Pavlos Pavlidis with the B-Movies, return for another instalment, inviting audiences to experience an explosive evening of rock music at the seaside venue of Plateia Nerou.

Where: Plateia Nerou

Tickets: Early bird tickets 10 euros (limited). General admission 12 euros

Pre-sale: Tickets Available Here

 

THANASIS PAPAKONSTANTINOU & SOCRATES MALAMAS

9 June 2018

Greek Singers Athens Malamas

Socrates Malamas | Greek Singers in Athens

A new summer collaboration between Thanasis Papakonstantinou and Socrates Malamas, following on from Thanasis’ latest album, “Με στόμα που γελά” (A Mouth that Smiles) that featured Malamas. Catch this rare duo performing together this summer in Athens.

Tickets from 13 euros. | Doors open 6:00pm

Online Pre-sale: Tickets Available Here

Where: Platia Nerou, Faliro: Delta Falirou – between Syngrou and Posidonos Ave

Closest Metro Station: Syngrou-Fix (red line) and then bus B2 or 550 (stop: Foros)

Tram Stop: Delta Falirou

For the taxi driver: Πλατεία Νερού, Δέλτα Φαλήρου

Why Athens Tip: Plateia Nerou is a square located by the sea with a view of Faliro Marina and the Averof ship Museum

 

ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI live at the Odeon Herodes Atticus

14 June 2018

Arvanitaki Athens Festival Odeon Herodes

Eleftheria Arvanitaki Live. Photo: courtesy of Athens Festival/VaGGiNet

World-renowned singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki joins forces with TAKIM, one of the most popular bands in Greece, to perform Greek folk music with a twist. The band will cover several of Arvanitaki’s songs, drawing on her rich, 30-year-long body of work. The Megaro Youth Symphony Orchestra (MOYSA), founded in March 2015, a community of young musicians aged 8-25 will also feature.

Tickets: Available Here for this performance

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis Athens

 

POSTWAR SONGS with Christina Maxouri

12 – 16 June 2018

Christina Maxouri Athens Festival PostWar Songs

A vividly theatrical concert with acclaimed Greek actress Christina Maxouri singing postwar Greek songs that have been reinterpreted in the Baroque style. Maxouri has been nominated twice for the Melina Mercouri acting award and the Eleftheria Sapountzi award. She will perform at the beautiful courtyard of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation as part of the Athens Festival.

Tickets: Available Here for this performance

 

KOSTIS MARAVEYIAS

16 June 2018

KOSTIS MARAVEYIAS Greek Singers Athens

Kostis Maraveyias

Get set for one big beach party at the seaside outdoor venue of Platia Nerou. A three hour summer concert with Greek singer-songwriter, Kostis Maraveyias. His music combines Mediterranean and Balkan elements, colourful arrangements with jazz and Bossa Nova influences. Opening act: Rena Morfi.

Tickets from 12 euros. | Doors open 6:30pm

Online Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

Where: Platia Nerou, Faliro: Delta Falirou – between Syngrou and Posidonos Ave

Closest Metro Station: Syngrou-Fix (red line) and then bus B2 or 550 (stop: Foros)

Tram Stop: Delta Falirou

For the taxi driver: Πλατεία Νερού, Δέλτα Φαλήρου

Why Athens Tip: Plateia Nerou is a square located by the sea with a view of Faliro Marina and the Averof ship Museum

 

MILTOS PASCHALIDIS

22 June 2018

Greek singers Athens Paschalidis

Miltos Paschalides, one of the most important and beloved songwriters of his generation, will perform his first summer concert in Athens with new material from his latest album, Τραγούδια Που Ζούνε Λαθραία (“Songs that Barely Exist”), along with a mix of some of his favourite songs.

Paschalidis is admired for his authentic and soulful stage presence and this concert promises to be a great night of Greek ballads, rock along with traditional songs.

Tickets from 12 euros. Concert starts at 9:00pm

Online Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

Where: Vrachon, Melina Mercouri Open Air Theatre, Vyronas

For the taxi driver: Βύρωνας Θέατρο Βράχων Μελίνα Μερκούρη

 

ANNA VISSI

24 June 2018

Anna Vissi Greek Singers in Athens

Greek pop artist Anna Vissi arrives at the SNFCC for an explosive concert, closing theSummer Nostos Festival.Vissi who has released 28 solo albums, starred in four musical theatre productions and three operas, has played a key role in the Greek music scene both in Greece and abroad. She will perform songs from her expansive career, accompanied by an 11-member orchestra with renowned soloists, Nikolas Raptakis and Natasa Mindrinou.

Free entry | Concert starts at 10:15pm

Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (Great Lawn)

For the taxi driver: Κέντρο Επισκεπτών του Κέντρου Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος,
Ευριπίδου & Δοϊράνης, Καλλιθέα

Further info on how to get there:https://www.snfcc.org/you-the-snfcc/how-to-get-here/

 

YIANNIS KOTSIRAS

25 June 2018

YIANNIS KOTSIRAS Greek Singers Athens

Yannis Kotsiras, one of the most successful and locally loved artists will be joined on stage with a 200 child choir performing songs from Smyrna, Alexandria and Constantinople.

Tickets from 13 euros. Concert starts at 9:30pm

Online Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

Where: Vrachon, Melina Mercouri Open Air Theatre, Vyronas

For the taxi driver: Βύρωνας Θέατρο Βράχων Μελίνα Μερκούρη

 

TRIBUTE CONCERT: LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS

25 June 2018

Greek Singers Athens Festival Lefteris Papadopoulos

For over half a century, the lyrics of Lefteris Papadopoulos have featured in popular Greek songs written by leading songwriters including, Theodorakis, Xarchakos, Loizos, Plessas, Kougioumtzis, Kaldaras and Nikolopoulos. In this tribute concert, performances by Melina Aslanidou, Stamatis Kokotas, Kostas Makedonas, Christos Mastoras, Manolis Mitsias, George Dalaras, Marina Satti and Fonέs, Violeta Ikari will bring Lefteris Papadopoulos’ magical universe to life; a universe of the feminine mystique, given that the woman, the mother and the motherland all feature prominently in his lyrics.

Tickets: Available Here for this performance

 

JULY 2018 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

Most events on in Athens won’t be announced until a few weeks before the performance. We have a few events already scheduled for July, but for a full event listing check back with us closer to July or subscribe to the newsletter and we’ll let you know what’s on as shows are announced.

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GEORGE DALARAS & other big voices of Greek song

The songs of Vassilis Tsitsanis

4 July 2018

Vassilis Tsitsanis Panathenaic Stadium Greek Singers

The Panathenaic Stadium will be filled with Greek music including songs from Greek composer Vassilis Tsitsanis, renowned for changing Greek folk music forever.

Prominent singer George Dalaras will perform along with other big voices in Greek song (yet to be announced). This is one of the few concerts held at the Panathenaic Stadium and is a truly magical experience. The concert is organised in collaboration with various charities to raise money and support vulnerable social groups in Greece.

Where: Panathenaic Stadium Athens

Tickets: Early bird tickets from 6 euros (limited)

Pre-sale: Tickets Available Here

 

NANA MOUSKOURI

5 July 2018

Nana Mouskouri Athens Epidaurus Festival Odeon

Nana Mouskouri began her singing career in Greece over 60 years ago and went on to become a world-famous star. The celebrated artist will perform some of her best-known songs, including “Chartino to fengaraki” and international hits, such as “White Rose of Athens,” “Α force de prier,” “Au Cœur de septembre” and “Le temps des cerises.” See her live at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens.

Tickets: Available Here for this performance

 

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The Greek Singers you missed last month in Athens

ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI – Since the start of her career, legendary Greek songstress Eleftheria Arvanitaki has set poetry to music, interpreting works by Sappho, Maria Polydouri, Kostas Karyotakis and others. Arvanitaki performed on Gazarte’s main stage in April with her biggest hits.

NATASSA BOFILIOU – The most dynamic trio in modern Greek music, Natassa Bofiliou (vocals), Gerasimos Evaggelatos (lyrics, artistic direction) and Themis Karamouratidis (music composition, instrumentals) performed their unique sounds at Gazi Live in April.

 

 

A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO GREEK MUSIC GENRES

LAIKA is urban folk music or Greek pop which makes up the majority of Greek mainstream music.

ENTEHNA contains orchestral elements combining Greek folk along with the more popular sounds of “Laika”.

REMBETIKA in simple terms is the Greek blues. It is traditional music of the late 19th century where the basic instruments are the bouzouki, Greek baglama and tzouras.

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