Kalliopi Vetta & Yannis K. Ioannou
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Kalliopi Vetta & Yannis K. Ioannou

Athens, Attica, Greece | MAJOR

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"We are the tree and Tradition is the roots or the tree"

Kalliopi Vetta do not have recommendations. Neither she nor the unique and soulful voice. After an absence oligoeti record, the singer returned this year with a new album, titled "Sudden Rain" and with sixteen new songs with music by John John. In connection with this new album and emfaniseispou out, Kalliopi Vetta Orpheus spoke to the album, song, the path followed in the music all these years, its relationship with its partners, delivery, designs and anxieties about the future.

Sudden rain your new c.d. by Warner and another one with John John. Sixteen new songs by John K. John. Talk to us about the philosophy of this album and the songs chosen by John.
Kalliopi Vetta: Sudden rain called my new cd that came out some time ago. The music is written by John John, verses 11 and lyricists: Manos Eleftheriou, Fassoulas Kostas, Christos Promoiros, Panos Stathogiannis, Timoula Adamichou, Marina Armefti, Anastasia Vafiadou, Nikos Adamopoulos, Takis Dimitsas, Andreas Paraschos and Turkish Aysenur Yazici. It is the first c.d. we do only with music of John, although we work for many years and had, until now, most cd My diligence, orchestration and production. I sing a little, but important his songs before.
We said then, to do a complete job with beautiful music and significant lyrics. We worked endless hours to get a result that would suit us. The sound of the entire disk of our time listening, while the lyrics talk about love, about existential issues that play with feelings and images.

With John you are together since 1995 ... What do you tie together all these years and what criteria you choose your partners?
CG: With partner John have many years across multiple disks of personal mousse discography, and live events. We both, of course, other things, along with other partnerships, but we are very pleased when we play together. There is a respect, kisses, understanding. I respect much of the progress and experience as a musician and arranger. Besides, as arranger sign a very large number of important records of Greek music, and has worked with almost all the composers and singers. Now located in a mature phase synthesis.
As for how I choose my collaborations ... I want to say that overall I am firm on my friendships and my collaborations when they satisfy me and I find what I want. Count friends from school or university. I collaborate with several musicians from the beginning of my career. I want to respect, appreciation, talent and not competitiveness.

In the title track of the disk participates Turkish Aysenur Yazici, which sings in Turkish. Talk to us about your collaboration with this multi-talented woman, who is also a singer and producer in television. What are the main similarities and differences lie in the neighbor country artists?
CG: It was a wonderful experience to meet with the Aysenur Yazici and sing in Turkish and in Greek is "Sudden Rain". The Aysenur came to Athens and worked together in the studio. She sang in Greek and in Turkish too. He wrote, in fact (it's a great writer) and a lovely note to insert the cd, very touching, just about what unites the two peoples. I felt a lot of ground yarns that bring us together and have their roots in the depths of the world.

Measures in cooperation with many renowned artists ... George Dalaras, Marios Frangoulis, Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra and many others. Separately some of the collaborations of the past and why?
CG: Yes, I have worked with many notable singers and composers, while some reconvene as the Frangoulis M.. All feel that they gave me something. It stood out was with my brother, Vangelis, who was the first who taught me things and am moved every time meets the stage. It stands out, too, the meeting with our great composer Mikis Theodorakis, who apart from my involvement in M. Theodorakis Popular Orchestra, which brings his name, and interpret my own concert songs.

There are artists who would like to work in the future? Shows you dream to participate?
CG: Of course I dream collaborations and performances and I will always be open and restless. I like concerts, and thematic shows and I do these in the past.

Travelling abroad often participating in large projects, but also personal concerts. Last year he traveled to Greek music in Cairo and not too long ago you were in Tehran ... How to face Greek music and Greek at these concerts? What received from the public?
CG: These concerts are a real challenge for me! My first trips were escorting George Dalaras in Israel, Canada and America, played a very major symphony orchestras. Later I did several concerts by myself or by participating in large projects, such as for example two years ago in Berlin, artists from around the world for 4 hours sang songs of Mikis Theodorakis, a non-Greek-speaking audience, a steady pulse and excitement. But in Cairo last April in Astana, Kazakhstan in November 2011 or in Kharkov Ukraine a few years ago was great to get excited, foreign listeners mostly with the sounds of our music and a verse that does not understand what he said ... And here is the challenge to win such an audience! From Australia the Greeks were the most common, the impression is different as eager to participate and sing with you. Music is universal language, speaking to emotions and messages are directly and movingly.

Often return to your country and in Kozani Greek tradition. You think even draws cues from the new tradition of Greece?
CG: We are the tree and the roots tradition that nourishes. For me it was the first music. I sing another species, but often we look back in elementary and sing songs where possible. I have included some in my discography.

Interpret great songs from the international repertoire (rare for a singer) but clearly prefer to sing in Greek ... why?
CG: That was the ground for that when we did the 'Horizon', a cd released from the second world producer of the album, which was the Frenchman Philippe (The other producer was John John) he insisted to speak in my language and that alone would have the power to convince those who do not understand the lyrics . However, there are great songs in other languages, I say with great joy, enough to know what they say. So I sang a song in Arabic in Cairo, another in Kazakhstan in Kazakh, etc., etc.

In has been called (rightly, in my opinion ...) Greek Loreena Mc Kennit, Greek Amalia Rodriguez ... accepts these characterizations?
CG: These are great singers! I am honored to compare with this size! I, of course, that each person has their own unique timbre of voice, and fingerprint.

Have you made an excellent performance in "Life is Beautiful" by N. Piovanni ... Life can be beautiful, even today, with new and for many, inhumane conditions that we experience?
CG: This is a really great song. The Greek verses written by Kostas Fassoulas.
Look beyond And from light
See, you're not a monk
See more from beyond the pain and
See the night pass
Like mother, laughing, laughing mother
With perfectly expresses this verse. Life is good even through the difficulties. We pass a very difficult time now in Greece. I think we are the animals to pass measures against the low and middle classes. Let's try to develop actions and forms of solidarity and resistance to all this.

In your opinion, the crisis will affect how the art world, but in our country?
CG: You will definitely affect it, still do not know how. I hope positive and hope that art will flourish without sacrificing the artists.

You are on three Saturdays in Janus, in a program - a tribute to the poetry ... what will show us there?
CG: The first two Saturdays was a program where all matter. Introducing songs from the "Sudden Rain" from my previous albums, but important Greek and foreign songs. There is an enchanting musical journey through today and yesterday, the old and new, and we see that, apart from us, love and the world. Reactions are more than positive. The last Saturday, 17 March, will create a tribute to poetry (and not only ...). Major iconic songs that brought the great poetry of the lips and hearts of people and sung.
In this tribute to the actor involved as narrator Nick Sideris.
In all participating friendly performances by promising, talented, Dimitris Eratini.

It is true that it will unveil the vocal qualities ... and John John in these shows?
CG: Yes, John sings some songs himself and say and duets. It has a very special way that is expressed ...

What we expect from Kalliopi Vetta in 2012?
CG: First, be well! There are plans ... There are two cd in progress: An almost ready to Cyprus, Costas Cacoyannis to music and Pambos Kouzalis poet in verse, my old colleagues both. Together with previous things we've done - mainly television - there are new songs in one cd to be released soon. Also, participants in another work, in Berlin, set to music by Greek poetry and music by John Zotos, who was born and lives in Germany. I will also concerts in Greece, while there are some scheduled appearances abroad. Thank you for your hospitality!

And I thank you very much! - e-Orfeas.gr


Discography

Kalliopi Vetta - Personal discography
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YEAR ALBUM TITLE REC CO
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1997 STI CHORA TON ASMATON CD VIRGIN-EMI
1999 STO FOS CD VIRGIN-EMI
2000 KONTSERTO GIA MIA FONI SINGLE VIRGIN
2000 CONCERT FOR ONE VOICE SINGLE VIRGIN
2001 KALEIDOSCOPIO CD VIRGIN-EMI
2003 HORIZON CD VIRGIN-EMI
2005 PROI TIS KIRIAKIS CD UNIVERSAL
2007 BEST OF KALLIOPI VETTA CD MINOS-EMI
2010 XAFNIKI VROHI SINGLE WARNER
2011 XAFNIKI VROHI CD WARNER
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Kalliopi Vetta - Co-operations
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1995 CHARMATOUSA LYRA
1995 STIN POLIORKIA PEFTI PANTA I TRIA FM RECORDS
1996 POLITIA 3 - M. THEODORAKIS / P. GAITANOS UNIVERSAL
1997 PES MOU ENA PSEMA NA APOKIMITHO - VASILIS PAPAKONSTANTINOU MINOS-EMI
1999 GEORGE DALARAS & ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA MINOS-EMI
1999 SYNORA AGAPIS - YORGOS HATZINASIOS / P. GAITANOS UNIVERSAL
2000 Very Best Of George Dalaras MINOS-EMI
2000 ZEPHYROS - M.THEODORAKIS / NICOS FM RECORDS
2002 ARGA POU FEVGI O KEROS - V. VETTAS INDI
2002 I MNIMI TIS PETRAS - G. STAVRIANOS EROS
2003 GENOUS THYLIKOU - SONG "SE ALLO ONIRO NA PAS" PROTASIS
2004 M.THEODORAKIS - MIA ZOI ELLADA ALPHA REC
2005 ARISTOTELOUS KAI ITHAKIS - CH.TSEKOURA INDI
2006 APO TIN POLI STIN KALLIPOLI - V. VETTAS INDI - SYLOGOS THRAKIOTON MIKRASIATON DIMOU ELLISPONTOU
2006 CARTE POSTALE - MAVROUDIS EROS
2008 STOUS DROMOUS TOU DIONYSOU - NICOS PAPAKOSTAS WARNER
2009 APO TIN POLI STIN KALLIPOLI 2 - V. VETTAS INDI - SYLOGOS THRAKIOTON MIKRASIATON DIMOU ELLISPONTOU
2010 ACHILES THE MYRMIDON - YANNIS K. IOANNOU INDI
2011 GIENIES SIMADEMENES - B. BRECHT, T. GROUS O KOKKINOS GATOS TON SYGRONON POLITION
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Kalliopi Vetta - Compilations (Various artists)
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1997 SOUNDSCAPES VIRGIN-EMI
1998 REFLECTIONS OF SILENCE COMPACT DISK CLUB
1998 SOUNDSCAPES VIRGIN-EMI
2000 ESSENTIAL MOODS VIRGIN-EMI
2000 ARABIAN NIGHT PARTY VIRGIN-EMI
2000 SPIRIT OF THE WORLD EMI
2001 SUPER NIGHTS COLLECT. EMI
2001 EXCURSIVE VIRGIN-EMI
2001 HARMONIA MINOS-EMI
2002 ARMONIA MINOS-EMI
2003 TRAGOUDIA HORIS SYNORA MELODIA FM
2003 SPIRITS / VOICES ( Israel ) EMI
2003 THE ANGELS SING 2 (TAIWAN) (CHINA) EMI
2005 I BALADES TIS ZOIS MAS - LOVE RADIO 97.5 (CD3) MINOS-EMI
2005 I BALADES TIS ZOIS MAS 2 - LOVE RADIO 97.5 (CD1) MINOS-EMI
2005 M. THEODORAKIS - ALL TIME BEST SONGS ALPHA REC
2005 ANEXITILA TRAGOUDIA (CD1) ALPHA REC
2006 MOUSIKA TAXIDIA (CD4) MINOS-EMI
2006 H ELLHNIKH SKHNH, THE SOUND OF KLIK Vol.4 MINOS-EMI
2007 TA TRAGOUDIA TON ELLINON Vol 1 MINOS-EMI
2010 IMPRESSIONS CD3 Track13 song "CONCERT FOR ONE VOICE" COMPACT DISK CLUB
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YANNIS K. IOANNOU - PERSONAL DISCOGRAPHY
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2010 ACHILES THE MYRMIDON - YANNIS K. IOANNOU CD INDI
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Many songs of Yannis contained in Kalliopi's disco listing above. He was working on more than 200 discographic projects, and continued...

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Kalliopi Vetta
is probably the best singer of her generation, who studied as soprano in Moscow and Athens. She sings from traditional Greek to classic song.
She has worked with: Mikis Theodorakis, Lorena Mc Kennit, Nicola Piovani, Yorgos Dalaras, Charles Dutois, Costas Cacoyannis, Yannis Zotos, Asteris Koutoulas etc.

Yannis K. Ioannou
Composer, arranger, pianist, singer. With long experience in Greek discography and showbiz. His songs have been interpreted by Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Kalliopi Vetta, Mario Frangoulis, Lavrentis Mahairitsas, him etc.
Co-founder of the Popular Orchestra "Mikis Theodorakis".
Cooperated with: Mikis Theodorakis, Vangelis, Vasilis Saleas, Nicos, Thanos Mikroutsikos etc.