Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change.
Delivered in a subtle, unadorned, authentic manner. A wooden stage, one voice, four musicians, two bouzouki, one guitar, one accordion. Songs written by Tsitanis, Papaioannou, Kaldaras, Savvopoulos, Moutsis, Andriopoulos and Lagios. Songs immortalised by Sotiria Bellou with her metallic, raspy voice, now coming alive in Christina Maxouri’s wonderfully understated performance.
Small stories of the past pop up in between the songs. Short incidents from Bellou’s life are presented to the audience, not in the form of a biography but as free associations. Funny, unusual anecdotes of her life in her own words, and in others’ words. A moving journey through the life and times of the ‘mistress of Rebetiko’; a look back and a tribute that brings us in touch with our common roots.
Concept - Text: Dimitris Chaliotis
Artistis supervision: Dimitris Chaliotis, Christina Maxouri
Set design: Sotiris Melanos
Lighting design: Nikos Vlasopoulos
Sound engineer: Giannis Paxevanis
Photos: Marili Zarkou
Vocals: Christina Maxouri
Vasilis Korakakis (bouzouki, vocals), Dimitris Koufogiorgos (bouzouki), Vasilis Prodromou (guitar, vocals), Dimitris Koustas (accordion).
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020.
Venue: "Charama" courtyard, Kaisariani (inside Skopeftirio park) Songs written by Tsitanis, Papaioannou, Kaldaras, Savvopoulos, Moutsis, Andriopoulos and Lagios...
To be announced.