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 winter season in Athens. Here are our top picks of Greek singers performing in Athens this month.
‘Beautiful Dream’ – “BEL REV”
Every Saturday in December
The most dynamic trio in modern Greek music, Natassa Bofiliou, Gerasimos Evaggelatos and Themis Karamouratidis come together again to perform old and new songs on stage at the Diogenis Studio. The sounds are orchestral, rhythmic and full of depth and emotion, fusing together popular music from Greece, the Balkans with elements of jazz.
This year they have opened their wings to the West where Natasha will sing popular international songs in different languages. She will sing a duet with popular Greek pop singer Thodoris Mavroyiorgis.
Every Sat 9:45pm. Doors open 8:30pm
Where: Diogenis Studio, 259 Syngrou & Amphitheas Avenue, Athens T. + 30 210 8941 620
For the taxi driver: Διογένης Studio, Λεωφ. Συγγρού 259, Αθήνα
Tickets: From 10 euros
Pre-sale: Tickets Available Here
MARINELLA – VITALI – GLYKERIA
‘The Female Case’ “ΓΥΝΑΙΚΕΙΑ ΥΠΟΘΕΣΗ”
Every Saturday and Sunday in December
Three of the great songstresses of Greek music, combine their unique talents and timeless interpretations on stage. After a successful summer tour around Greece and abroad, Marinella, Eleni Vitali and Glykeria are reunited in Athens for the winter season.
Every Sat at 11:00pm and Sun at 6:00pm
Where: Gazi Live, 11 Iera St Gazi
For the taxi driver: Γκάζι Live, Ιερά οδός 11, Γκάζι
Tickets and reservations can be made directly with venue T. +30 213 0185 040
YIANNIS PLOUTARCHOS & ILIAS VRETTOS
With The Kings
Every Friday & Saturday throughout December
Popular Greek singer and songwriter, Yiannis Ploutarchos will draw in the crowds throughout December at this new music venue in central Athens. Considered one of the most popular “laiko” singers of his generation, his deep voice is attributed to having a genuine laiko sound. Ploutarchos will be joined on stage by Greek pop singer Ilias Vrettos with appearances by musical group The Kings who fuse fresh sounds of Pop-Dance and RNB.
Get acquainted with these artists here: http://fotaerio.gr/sxima/
Every Fri and Sat from 10:30pm.
Where: Fotaerio, 102 – 104 Pireos St, Gazi
For the taxi driver: ΦΩΤΑΕΡΙΟ, Πειραιώς 102-104, Γκάζι
Tickets and reservations directly with venue. E. [email protected] T. +30 210 3413 888
10, 11, 17 & 18 December
A perfect way of exploring the music and culture of Greece with the legendary performer Alkistis Protopsalti. A nine piece orchestra will accompany, led by Greek composer and conductor Stavros Harhakos on the Gazarte Main Stage.
Performance starts at 8:30pm
Where: Gazarte, 32-34 Voutadon St Gazi, Athens.
Closest metro station: Keramikos (Blue Line)
For the taxi driver: Gazarte, Βουτάδων 32-34, Γκάζι
Tickets from 15 euros
Pre-sale: Tickets Available Here
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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