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Haris Alexiou
Haris Alexiou
Haris Alexiou
(Greek: Χάρις Αλεξίου, pronounced [ˌxaris aleˈksiu]; born 27 December 1950 in Thebes, Greece as Hariklia Roupaka, Greek: Χαρίκλεια Ρουπάκα, pronounced [xaˌriklia ruˈpaka]) is a Greek singer. She is considered one of the most popular singers in Greece and has been commercially successful since the 1970s. She has worked with important Greek songwriters and composers, has performed at top musical theatres all over the world, and has received several awards
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Melina Mercouri
Maria Amalia Mercouri (Greek: Μαρία Αμαλία Μερκούρη; 31 October 1920 – 6 March 1994), known professionally as Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri
(Μελίνα Μερκούρη), was a Greek actress, singer and politician.Contents1 Early life 2 Acting career2.1 Early years on stage 2.2 International success 2.3 Filmography3 As singer 4 Political career4.1 Activism
Activism
against the Greek junta 4.2 Involvement in politics 4.3 Minister for Culture: 1981–1989 4.4 Minister for Culture: 1993–19945 Death 6 Gallery 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Mercouri was born in 1920 to a former cavalry officer and member of the Greek parliament, Stamatis Mercouris, and his wife, Eirini Lappa. When she completed her secondary education, she attended the National Theatre's Drama School, graduating in 1944
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Giannis Spanos
Ioannes "Giannis" Spanos (Greek: Ιωάννης (Γιάννης) Σπανός, pronounced [ioˈanis ˈʝanis spaˈnos]), also transliterated as Yannis Spanos, is a Greek music composer and lyricist. In his early days as a musician he was also a piano accompanist. Spanos won the music prize at the 1971 Thessaloniki Film Festival for composing the score of the film Ekeino to kalokairi.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Spanos was born in Kiato
Kiato
in 1943.[2] His father was a dentist. Spanos was influenced by his sister's piano studies, and moved to Athens at the age of 17 to study at the National Odeum where he learned to play the piano
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Folk Music
Folk music
Folk music
includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. Starting in the mid-20th century, a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s
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Lefteris Papadopoulos
Lefteris (Eleftherios) Papadopoulos (Greek: Λευτέρης Παπαδόπουλος) is a Greek lyricist,[1] writer and journalist. Lefteris Papadopoulos was born in Athens, Greece
Greece
on 14 November 1935. He is the son of Greek refugees, with a father from a village near Bursa
Bursa
in today's Turkey
Turkey
and a mother from a village near Novorossiysk in Russia.[2][3] His parents were expelled in 1924 during the population exchange between Greece
Greece
and Turkey. He enrolled at the Law School of the University of Athens
Athens
but stopped during his third year in order to work as a journalist. Since 1959 Papadopoulos has worked in the newspaper Ta Nea
Ta Nea
and has become a popular columnist over time. Papadopoulos became involved with music in 1963
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Yannis Spanos
Ioannes "Giannis" Spanos (Greek: Ιωάννης (Γιάννης) Σπανός, pronounced [ioˈanis ˈʝanis spaˈnos]), also transliterated as Yannis Spanos, is a Greek music composer and lyricist. In his early days as a musician he was also a piano accompanist. Spanos won the music prize at the 1971 Thessaloniki Film Festival for composing the score of the film Ekeino to kalokairi.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Spanos was born in Kiato
Kiato
in 1943.[2] His father was a dentist. Spanos was influenced by his sister's piano studies, and moved to Athens at the age of 17 to study at the National Odeum where he learned to play the piano
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Plaka
Pláka (Greek: Πλάκα) is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka
Plaka
is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis
Acropolis
and its many archaeological sites.[1][2]Contents1 Name 2 Location 3 History 4 Modern neighbourhood 5 Cinema 6 Gallery 7 ReferencesName[edit]Typical streetRooftops of traditional style houses in Plaka.The toponym "Plaka" was first recorded by a French doctor and archaeologist Jacob Spon
Jacob Spon
in his Spon's Voyage d'Italie, de Dalmatie, de Grèce et du Levant (1678). [3] The name Plaka
Plaka
is of Greek origin, (Ancient Greek: πλάξ, plak-, plax meaning anything flat and broad , Latin: Placus)
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Rebetika
Rebetiko, plural rebetika (Greek: ρεμπέτικο, pronounced [reˈbetiko] and ρεμπέτικα pronounced [reˈbetikɑ] respectively), occasionally transliterated as Rembetiko or Rebetico, is a term used today to designate originally disparate kinds of urban Greek music which have come to be grouped together since the so-called rebetika revival, which started in the 1960s and developed further from the early 1970s onwards.[1] Rebetiko
Rebetiko
briefly can be described as the urban popular song of the Greeks, especially the poorest, from the late 19th century to the 1950s.Contents1 Definition and etymology 2 Musica
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Dimitra Galani
Dimitra Galani, born in Athens
Athens
in 1952, is a Greek singer and composer.[1] Her career started in 1968, when she was 16 years old. Her first songs were creations of Dimos Moutsis and Nikos Gatsos and included in album Ena Hamogelo (a smile).[1] Subsequently, she participated in Manos Hatzidakis' album Tis Gis to Hrisafi, in 1971, singing six songs from twelve that had been included in album. In the same year, her first personal album released and was named Dimitra Galani. Next, she continued to cooperate with notable Greek composers. Apart from Manos Hatzidakis, she cooperated with Dimos Moutsis, Manos Loizos, Giorgos Hatzinasios, Giannis Spanos, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Mikis Theodorakis and others. Her discography is very rich and includes many successes. The last decades she also writes music
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Vasilis Papakonstantinou
Vasilis Papakonstantinou
Vasilis Papakonstantinou
(Βασίλης Παπακωνσταντίνου) (born 21 June 1950) is a Greek singer known mostly for his work in Greek rock.[1][2] Most of his songs have gained considerable popularity, mainly in Greece
Greece
and Cyprus.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Discography 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Vasilis Papakonstantinou
Vasilis Papakonstantinou
was born in Vastas, outside of Megalopolis, Arcadia. In 1957 he moved to Athens
Athens
along with his family. He has fifteen siblings. His adolescence was marked by the musical and social trends of the 1960s: Mikis Theodorakis, protest rock, international peace and liberation movements, while Greece
Greece
was trying to quickly heal the wounds of the Greek Civil War
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Nikolopoulos
Nikolopoulos (Greek: Νικολόπουλος) is a Greek surname. The female version of the name is Nikolopoulou. Notable examples include:Alexandros Nikolopoulos, Greek weightlifter Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Greek composer, archeologist, and philologist Stamatios Nikolopoulos, Greek racing cyclist Christos Nikolopoulos, Greek MotorcyclistThis page lists people with the surname Nikolopoulos
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Theodorakis
Theodorakis (Greek: Θεοδωράκης) is a Greek surname. Notable people with this surname include: Mikis Theodorakis
Mikis Theodorakis
(born 1925), Greek composer and politician Maria Theodorakis, Australian actress Stavros Theodorakis
Stavros Theodorakis
(born 1963), Greek journalist and politicianThis page lists people with the surname Theodorakis
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Gaziemir
Gaziemir
Gaziemir
is a district of İzmir Province
İzmir Province
in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is one of the metropolitan districts of Greater İzmir
İzmir
and is situated to the south of central İzmir
İzmir
(Konak) on the road to İzmir
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Nikos Kavvadias
Nikos Kavvadias
Nikos Kavvadias
(Greek: Νίκος Καββαδίας; January 11, 1910 in Nikolsk-Ussuriysky – February 10, 1975 in Athens)[1] was a Greek sailor, poet and writer; he used his travels around the world as a sailor, and life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people outside the boundaries of reality.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Early writings 3 Later works 4 Works4.1 Poetry 4.2 Prose5 References 6 External linksEarly life and education[edit]The statue of the poet Nikos Kavvadias
Nikos Kavvadias
in Argostoli, Kefalonia.Kavvadias was born in Nikolsk-Ussuriysky (now Ussuriysk
Ussuriysk
in the Primorsky Krai
Primorsky Krai
region of Russia). He believed that this had established a permanent connection between him and the Far East
Far East
as he wrote in one of his short stories titled "Li"
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Andreas Mikroutsikos
Andreas Mikroutsikos (Greek: Ανδρέας Μικρούτσικος; born 1952, Patras)[1] is a Greek composer, lyricist, singer and TV presenter.[2]Contents1 Music career 2 TV career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksMusic career[edit] His top hits were Hameno Nisi (Lost Island), To Koutsouraki (Little Log), Kiklopaki (Little Cyclops) and Oso Girizei i Gi (As Long As The Earth Turns Around)
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Cyprus
Cyprus,[f] officially the Republic of Cyprus,[g] is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus
Cyprus
is located south of Turkey, west of Syria
Syria
and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. The earliest known human activity on the island dates to around the 10th millennium BC. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic
Neolithic
village of Khirokitia, and Cyprus
Cyprus
is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world.[9] Cyprus
Cyprus
was settled by Mycenaean Greeks in two waves in the 2nd millennium BC
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