Dimitra Galani

Dimitra Galani

Songs

Giorgos Seferis, Mikis Theodorakis
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  • country:Greece
  • region:Athens
  • style(s):World Jazz
  • label:The In Sound
  • type:Band
  • instrumentation:jazz combo
  • artist submitted by:Fishbowl Music Tank

Line up

  • Christos Rafalides (vibraphone)
  • Petros Klampanis (bass)
  • Spyros Manesis (piano)
  • Thomas Konstantinou (oud, lute, guitar)

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With her inimitable voice and superb performance on more than a thousand songs, many of which are self-penned, Dimitra Galani shines in the Greek music scene since 1969, constantly opening new avenues in Greek song. She occupies a special place in Greek music scene, having performed songs that combine art and entertainment. Since the beginning of her career she has aptly demonstrated that she is not a mere singer, but an artist seeking genuine communication with her audience. Dimitra Galani is a true performer, possessing a voice that rises from the depths of her soul, with a unique range, full of feeling and a high aesthetic.


CHRONOS PROJECT
chrόnos (Time)

The encounter of the eminent Greek singer Dimitra Galani with a quartet of exceptional Greek musicians whose central axis consists of songs written by leading Greek poets and composers, such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Nikos Gatsos, Kostas Kariotakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Dionysios Solomos (who also wrote the Greek anthem) along with traditional songs from Epirus, Macedonia and Minor Asia.

The arrangements are uniquely highlighting the influence of the East and the West on Greek music. Petros Klampanis (contrabass), Thomas Konstantinou (oud, lute and guitar), Spyros Manesis (piano), Christos Rafalides (vibraphone) become a "single body" with Dimitra Galani who leads the performance.

In Chronos Project Dimitra Galani encapsulates the history of the Greek song as she is also a part of it, having been taught by these highly acclaimed artists since her first steps. Functioning as a link, she connects the past with the present. Chronos, in this unique performance, is in a way Dimitra Galani herself.

Among other Greek Festivals, Chronos Project was presented at the Little Theater of Epidaurus during Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2015, in Sani Festival 2015 and in Andros Festival 2015.