Manolis Kottoros/Kottoros'group

Manolis Kottoros/Kottoros'group

 Athens, Attica, GRC
BandFolkWorld

Kottoros group proposal

Greek traditional tunes and songs(in present project from the Aegean islands)
played with a more contemporary style influenced by the musical traditions
of the Balkans and the Asia Minor.Trying to respect the special character of each
region of Greece,we present it in a more now days version based on our own musical experiences resulting to a more “world” than “traditional” sound.

Biography

Manolis Kottoros

He was born in Athens in 1980 and he is living there.
He studied classical violin and he has a degree in Byzantine music from "Ellinikon Conservatory" and a degree in Harmony of Music from the "Nikos Skalkotas Conservatory". He continued his studies at the "Achaiko Conservatory of Polyphony" from where he obtained the Diploma in Byzantine Music with grade"Excellent". Since his very early age he showed a special interest in the Greek traditional music studying it next to the greatest folk music instrumentalists and he has been a music partner to the most representative Greek folk singers. He also co-operates with many popular artists participating in a lot of concerts and festivals in Greece and abroad (eg.France,Italy,Netherlands,Slovenia,Egypt,Turkey,Cyprus,Kanada,Argentina etal.). He has taken part both as a violinist and a singer in a numerous of Greek music cds and in many tv shows. He has also made the musical supervising and orchestration for the cds "Songs and tunes from the Agathonisi","Traditional Songs from Cyclades" and he has published two personal album "South Sporades-Music from Dodecanese" and "Sea’s song".

Lyrics

The sun and the moon

Written By: Traditional

O ilios kai to fegari[Traditional song from Samothraki island]
(The sun and the moon)

O ilios kai to fegari
Simfonisane ta dio (2)
Na se kanoun tetia nea
Na marenis kathe nio(2)

Tapofasisa na gino
Stin Agia Sofia koubes(2)
Narhode na proskinane
Mavromates kai xanthes(2)

An asi den mou to dosis
To fili pou sou zito(2)
Tha sto paro me to zori
Ki as me feroune nekro(2)

Aspri marmarenia vrisi
Pos kratas krio nero(2)
Etsi ki ego ipofero
Tis agapis to kaimo(2)

Ano Mera

Written By: Traditional


Ano Mera[Traditional song from Mykonos island]
(Ano Mera, the good village)

Ano Mera, kalo horio(2)
Kai me tsi prasinades(2)
Ego ime pou se gledaga(2)
Den eho pia parades(2)

Ano Mera, kalo horio(2)
Psila poun ta vouna sou(2)
Emorfa ta koritsia sou(2)
Kai kria ta near sou(2)

Ano Mera, kalo horio(2)
Me spitia skorpismena(2)
Ma ine panda kathara(2)
Kai freskoasvestomena(2)

Ela, ela pou sou lego
Mi me tiranas kai kleo

Dirlada

Written By: Traditional

Dirlada[Traditional song from Kalymnos island]

Vre dirlada dirladada, dada dirladada
O dirlada kai teza oli, dada dirladada
Vre gia na paroume tin poli, dada dirladada
Apo tin poli tin kali, dada dirladada
Tin atsaina tin kali, dada dirladada

O dirlada, dirladada, dada dirladada
O dirlada kai teza plates, dada dirladada
Vre gia xanthes gia mavromates, dada dirladada
O dirlada dirladada, dada dirladada
Haro to topou pou trava, dada dirladada
Ki I aderfi tou me ta mas, dada dirladada
O dirlada vre levedonia, dada dirladada
Vre kai tis Barbarias glaronia, dada dirladada

O dirlada, dirladada, dada dirladada
Vre dirlada vre kai vradiazi, dada dirladada
Vre ki I kouverta anastenazi, dada dirladada
Vre kai o magiras fonazi, dada dirladada
O dirlada dirladada, dada dirladada
O dirlada kai teza oli, dada dirladada
Vre gia na paroume tin poli, dada dirladada
Apo tin poli tin kali, dada dirladada
Tin atsaina tin kali, dada dirladada

Vre ti hali to limniomari, dada dirladada
Vre ti Maria tou Lisgari, dada dirladada
Kai pano staspro tis podari, dada dirladada
Tha pao na deso palamari, dada dirladada

O dirlada, dirladada, dada dirladada
O dirlada ki irten o kombos, dada dirladada
Vre sto lemo tos ton arhondo, dada dirladada
Irten o kombos sto kombali, dada dirladada
I Katerina tou tsagari, dada dirladada
Vre tha ti valo mes tin plori, dada dirladada
Kai tha tis kamo gio kai kori, dada dirladada

O dirlada, dirladada, dada dirladada
O dirlada vre sis levendes, dada dirladada
Vre tha sas kopso ego violendes, dada dirladada
Vre olono apo ena, dio, dada dirladada
Vre kai tou Giorgou de tou dino, dada dirladada

O dirlada dirladada, dada dirladada
O dirlada, dirladada, dada dirladada

Discography


Personal cds

2011:"Sea's song"-Songs by Manolis Kottoros,
[pro.odimusicpro.com/www.odimusicpro.com]

2006:"South Sporades"-Traditional tunes and songs from Dodecanese,violinist and singer Manolis Kottoros,
[pro.Music Mirror/www.musicmirror.gr]

Musical supervising and orchestration to the following cds

2010:"When the friends come together"-Traditional songs from Cyclades,singer Panagiotis Lalezas,
[pro.Lyra-Legent]

2000:"Agathonisi island"-Traditional songs and tunes,
[pro.Agathonisi’s Association in Athens"Agios Georgios"]