Τρίτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 12:34

Dimitris Gkinis

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He was born (1971) and raised in Athens where he still lives. His family roots are in South Evia and Epirus. He started studying “keybord” when he was very young, while his older (guitarist) brother helped him with his first steps in music. Later on, as a teenager, he started playing with amateur and school bands and also learning traditional dances. At the age of 16, he starts studying the accordion and at the same time he is getting more into the Greek folk and traditional music, along with his twin brother Vangelis, who ended up a traditional singer and a byzantine music chanter. After HighSchool, he studies interior design and architecture, painting, history of arts and he plays accordion professionaly. After his military service, for several years he gets accordion lessons, by the virtuoso Iraklis Vavatsikas, who gives him a push into new kinds of music as well. Classical music, tango and Astor Piazzola, Balcanic and French accordion, Chatzidakis, Nino Rota and all kinds of music (Oriental, Jazz, Manouche Gipsy Swing, Flamenco, Latin, Bossa Nova etc.). Since 1991, besides everything else, he plays the folk and traditional Greek music. He has worked with many composers, musicians and singers in recordings, concert halls, night clubs, television, theatre and art acts. He has played all over Greece and Cyprus and also Turkey and many Countries of Europe. Some of the most important artists that he has worked with are: Giannis Parios, pantelis Thalassinos, Orfeas Peridis, Haig Yazdjian, Melina Kana, Lizetta Kallimeri, Vagelis Korakakis, Babis Gkoles, Stelios Vamvakaris, Antonis Apergis, Manolis Pappos, Sofia Assychidou, Kostas and Dimitris Papadopoulos, Katerina Kouka, Mario, Tassia Vera, Giannis Vassilopoulos, Christos Konstantinou, Panagiotis Stergiou, Giannis Papavassiliou-Vlachos, Nikos and Kostas Filipidis, Manos Koutsagelidis, Lambros Karellas, Petros Vagiopoulos, Voula Savidi, Giannis Zouganelis, Panagiotis Lalezas, Kostas Doumouliakas, Dromos the band, marios Papadeasm Vassilis Giannisis, Sotiris Margonis, Giorgos Marinakis, Katerina Tsiridou, Antigoni Mpouna, Giorgos Tzortzis, Antonis Enitis, Afentoula Razeli, Athos Danelis (shadow puppeteer), Giannis Bostantzoglou, Pavlos Orkopoulos (actors), Kostas Ferris (director) a.o. The last few years, along with his part in KOMPANÍA, he plays folk Greek music, with a music trio consisted of him, Antigoni Mpouna (singing, guitar) and Kostas Doumouliakas (singing, bouzouki).

Τρίτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 12:32

Charis Tsalpara

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Haroula Tsalpara was born in Athens. She starts Introductory Music Courses in kindergarden, and continues at Philippos Nakas Conservatory after encouragement of her teacher. She starts attending piano performance at the age of 7 at the conservatory “Odeion Athinwn” class of John Mihailides, as well as music Theory, solfege and dictee which finishes with Kiriakos Tsolakis. In 2004 she succeeds among the first ten and starts her studies in the Department of Music Studies, University of Athens. During 2005, she continues attending piano performance at Orfeio Conservatory Athens, class of J.Mihailides. At the same time she completes her studies in Instrumentation, History of music, Chorus, Morphology, Chamber music, History of Art and Practical Teaching.The same year, she attends a full year seminar on music therapy by the Nordoff- Robbins music therapist Maria Froudaki and when she finishes, she works as a volunteer along with musictherapy team at the Patriotic Institute of Social Welfare and Awareness for one year. In 2008 she receives her degree in Harmony, from the Hellenic Conservatory, class of E. Tzerahi and continues her studies in advanced Theory. Two years later, in 2010, receives her degree in Counterpoint.During the same year, she graduates from the Department of Music Studies and a year later, (2011) she receives her Diploma in Piano Performance from Orfeio Conservatory Athens, class of J.Mihailides. During her undergraduate studies, she attended among other classes Community Music Seminar with dr. Christina Anagnostopoulou and worked for one year as a volunteer with team at the daycare service “Iliotropio”, for adults with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism), Schizophrenia and other mental disorders. She speaks English fluently (Certificate of Proficiency in English in 2001). She got involved with greek popular and traditional music for the first time in 2005. Since 2007 she studies in depth vocal interpretation of the best popular singers of the first decates of the 20th century such as Roza Eskenazy, Rita Abatzi and others, while she starts discovering the chaos of eastern Mediterranean music world. She started playing accordion in 2013, which gave her the chance to see the piano keyboard in a completely new way. She has worked as a musician and singer in several food and drink establishments with many different bands and faces of greek and generally eastern mediterranean traditional and folk music. Music groups: “Hipsi 78rpm" "Mussiki Avli" - "Mussiki Avli - Smyrne" (Athenaeum Kelari 2012-2013) "Smyrna" (2014) "Loukoum Trio" (2015) “Mpam” (2015-) Banda Jovanica (2015-) Performances: "Marika" (2015) "Nous sommes pareils à ces crapauds" (2016- Cie Les Mains Les Pieds et La Tête AussI Company) "Oi Kores" (2017, with Bijoux de Kant company, for Greek Festival Organization 2017) "Bolivar" (2018, with Bijoux de Kant) "Zoi ein' afti zoitsa mou" (2018, with Bijoux de Kant theatre company) Seminars: "Accordion: Balancing between east and west" (Syros accordion festival 2017, Ikaria Musical Yards 2018) "Retro Singing"( Music Stories, 2017, cooperating with Rena Strouliou) At the same time and especially since 2011 and until today, she is steadily working as a freelancer singer and musician (baglamas, accordion, piano) in taverns, cafes, bar, restaurants and wherever traditional music is hosted in Greece and especially Athens with many different musicians. This gave her the opportunity to receive evidential experience and knowledge on the field of greek popular and traditional music. Also, since 2013, internally fermenting all these melodies of our music, she started studying and experimenting on the piano, in order to use her favorite instrument as a scale for eastern and western music world . This quest continues until today, and probably will never end...This project, after the name PianOLAterna, is presented every Saturday afternoon in the one and only Ouzeri with a piano inside in Athens, "Ouzeri Lesvos." She has cooperated and still does with many remarkable musicians and artists, while today, she is a member of two music groups, "Μπαμ" along with Theodora Athanassiou and Glafkos Smarianakis, and "Banda Jovanica" along with Klearchos Korkovelos, Giannis Niarchos Glafkos Smarianakis and Lucas Metaxas. At the same time, she 's running her own project "PianOLAternA" and still, also performing in several places along with many great musicians that use Grammophone sound and Eastern Mediterranean traditional music as their common touchstone.

Τρίτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 12:31

Bambis Tsertos

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Born on 27 October 1956 at Tropea in the Arcadia prefecture Babis Tsertos went to Athens at the age of seventeen - and has been living there ever since. Althogh he had been a singer and church cantor from early on, he was now anxious to take a University degree. He enrolled in the Physics Department of Athens University in 1974. “I was very lucky to grow up in a family where everyone sang very well”, he says. “My father played the mandolin as well. I was lucky to grow up in Tropea too: it was the big commercial and cultural centre of its area. I can still remember quite a few parties - where we could hear all kinds of Greek music”. As a student, Babis Tsertos was living at a time when rembetika was being revived. He learnt to play the bouzouki and joined the University group, singing popular, rebetika and folk songs. "My life started to be closely bound up with music; we partied almost every night in the restaurants, playing and singing. However, at that time I wasn’t thinking about being a professional performer - perhaps because I knew at second hand what the life was like, as my sister Nadia Karagianni was already a singer." When the rembetadika clubs started opening in the 1980s it was not long before Babis Tsertos found himself working in a restaurant called Oi Filoi (The pals) in the Kypseli district. Ever since that time he has been a professional performer. He has been lucky enough to work with great singers and songwriters such as Sotiria Bellou, Takis Binis, Anna Chrysafi, Kaity Grey, Kostas Kaplanis, Theodoros Polykandriotis, Koulis Skarpelis and Chondronakos, and, of the younger generation, Babis Goles, Giorgos Xydaris, and Stelios Vamvakaris. For the past few years he has been working with pop stars such as Glykeria, Manolis Mitsias, Viki Moscholiou, Lakis Halkias, Manolis Rasoulis, and Petros Vayiopoulos. In 2003 he received the Arion award for his work on rembetika and popular songs. He has collaborated with the group Estudiantina, to highlight the wealth of traditional music from Smyrni. He contributed to Estudiantina’s released album Smyrne, produced by Giorgos Dalaras, which has topped the charts and won 2004’s Arion award for folk music.

Τρίτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 12:30

Avgerini Gatsi

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Avgerini Gatsi was born in Athens in 1989 with origins from the beautiful Ipiros. Her musical journey starts at the age of 8 on the piano with Maria Stoupi. Later on, she studies at the musical high school in Pallini where she learnt a lot of theory of the Byzantium and European music (harmonies), ney and saz. After completing her year 12 studies she continues on at the Athens conservatory with emphasis on modal music (makams) with Christos Tsiamoulis as a teacher. She also continues on the ney with Harris Lambrakis. She now studies at the musical section of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and participates in the traditional band of the department. She has attended numerous seminars at the musical workshop Lavirinthos in Crete with Omer Erdogdular (ney), Yurdal Tokcan (oud), Zohar Fresco (rhythm), Mercan Erzincan (turkish grommet song), Ross Daly (composition – makams) και Socrates Sinopoulos (makams). She has also worked with Alexandros Papadimitrakis, Mihalis Kouloumis, Manousos Klapakis, Dimitris Brentas, Maria Ploumi, Stefanos Filos, Santouristas band and Elektrobalkana.

Τρίτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 12:29

Athina Labiri

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Athena Labiri was born and raised in Limenaria, Thassos, a small village in an also small northen island in Greece. She started playing the guitar at the age of 8 and took guitar lessons for three years. She has lived in Rethymno, Crete from 2002 until 2011 where she studied Modern History in the University of Crete. Since 2004 she colaborated with several cretan musicians, and had the chance to be taught how to play cretan lute and lavta from lute players Stelios Sikakis and Dimitris Sideris. She also colaborated with lyra players Zacharias Spyridakis and Dimitris Sgouros. She recently participated in Dimitris Sgouros' new record, "Songs and Melodies from Crete. The Archives of PAUL G. VLASTOS", which was released in April of 2011.

Τρίτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 12:20

Areti Ketime

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Areti Ketime was born in Athens in 1989 and began playing the santur from the age of 6. She grew up in a family closely connected to the traditional music and feasts of Greece. Thus she was exposed to music in a completely natural way from her earliest childhood. At the age of 15 (in 2005), she became a professional performer, playing a broad spectrum of Greek traditional music, both as a singer and a santur player. Areti Ketime is a member of the Estudiantina orchestra

Δευτέρα, 03 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 14:02

Τσιτσάνης, αιώνιος καλπασμός

Όλοι θεωρούν ότι ο Τσιτσάνης ήταν ένας µύστης του ρεµπέτικου τραγουδιού. Αληθές. Μόνο που, από κάποιο σηµείο και πέρα, έπαψε να είναι. Γιατί η φιλοσοφία του "ρεµπέτη" δεν τον εξέφραζε. Ούτε η µουσική του. Με τα βαριά ζεϊµπέκικα και τα βαριά χασάπικα. Τον αργό ρυθµό, το περιορισµένο λεξιλόγιο και την ασφυκτικά κλεισµένη στο υπόγειο του περιθωρίου θεµατολογία. Ήθελε διακαώς να διαχωρίσει το δρόµο του, γιατί ο δικός του "Μουσικός Κόσµος" διέφερε. Ήθελε να εκφράσει κάτι περισσότερο. Όπως και έκανε. Ο Τσιτσάνης συνόδεψε το "ξόδι του ρεµπέτικου" τραγουδιού άδοντας µεγαλοπρεπώς τον έρωτα, την κοινωνική πάλη, τον καηµό της ξενιτιάς, τον πόνο του λαού. ISBN 978-960-14-2911-3 ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΛΙΒΑΝΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΕΤΟΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΗΣ 2014 ΣΕΛΙΔΕΣ 272 ΔΙΑΣΤΑΣΕΙΣ 16X24

Δευτέρα, 03 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 14:01

Το φαινόμενο Τσιτσάνης

Ο Τσιτσάνης δεν ήταν η ουρανοκατέβατη μεγαλοφυϊα που ήρθε από το πουθενά. Η παράδοση του λαϊκού τραγουδιού τον εγκυμονούσε από πολύ καιρό και η Ιστορία με τις συγκυρίες της έπαιξε το ρόλο της μαμής. Η δύναμη του Τσιτσάνη βρίσκεται στην εξυπνάδα του να συνενώσει στοιχεία τόσο ετερόκλητα μεταξύ τους, όπως οι καντάδες και τα μπουζούκια, η Δύση κι η Ανατολή, οι ρεμπέτες, και οι Τσιγγάνοι, οι μάγισσες και οι εργάτριες, η φαντασίωση κι η καθημερινή πραγματικότητα, το καθαρά ερωτικό και το καθαρά πολιτικό στοιχείο κτλ.κτλ. Αυτή η συνένωση δεν ήταν μια απλή μηχανιστική συγκόλληση με συγκολλητική ουσία το ταλέντο. Ο Τσιτσάνης συνταίριασε μεταξύ τους στοιχεία ζωντανά, σπαρταριστά, έπλασε τα δικά του υβρίδια από ετερόκλητα σπέρματα και τα μετάλλαξε, φέρνοντας έτσι στο φως τους δικούς του βελτιωμένους οργανισμούς, τα δικά του πιο εξελιγμένα, ενισχυμένα και προικισμένα τραγούδια. ISBN 960-224-885-8 ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΕΠΟΧΗ ΓΛΩΣΣΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ

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Δευτέρα, 03 Φεβρουαρίου 2020 13:59

Το ρεμπέτικο στο σχολείο

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