Savina Yannatou: Songs of Thessaloniki | ECM 4709151

Savina Yannatou: Songs of Thessaloniki


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Label: ECM

Cat No: 4709151

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1



Savina Yannatou (voice)
Primavera en Salonico


Savina Yannatou (voice)
Primavera en Salonico


Savina Yannatouís fourth ECM album is a dazzling evocation of her bandís hometown, plunging deep into its rich and complex history. Once known colloquially as the Jerusalem of the Balkans, Thesssaloniki has been home to a host of cultures, religions and ethnic communities. Greeks, Jews, Turks, Bulgarians, Serbs, Armenians, Slavo-Macedonians and Pontiac Greeks have shared the cityís diverse life. Yannatou gives all of them a voice, even casting an Irish song about Salonika into this multi-lingual programme, in which she shines as a unique interpreter and spokeswoman for the cityís ghosts. As ever, Primavera en Salonico are a delight, one of the most resourceful bands of any idiom, as they negotiate the inspired Ė and very varied - arrangements of Kostas Vomvolos.

Primavera en Salonico:
- Kostas Vomvolos (qanun, accordion)
- Michalis Siganidis (double bass)
- Kostas Theodorou (percussion)

1. Apolitikion Agiou Dimitriou
2. A la scola del Allianza
3. Tin Patrida Mou Ehasa
4. Dimo is Solun hodeshe
5. La cantiga del fuego
6. Una muchacha en Selanica
7. Iptidadan yol sorarsan
8. Qele-qele
9. Calin Davullari
10. To yelekaki
11. Salonika
12. Inchu Bingyole mdar?
13. Jelena Solun Devojko
14. Yedi-koule
15. Poulakin eiha se klouvi
16. Pismo dojde od Soluna grada
17. Apolitikion Agiou Dimitriou

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