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Melios Balkana Mama

Athens, Attica, Greece | INDIE

Athens, Attica, Greece | INDIE
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Apr
27
Melios Balkana Mama @ NUEVA TROVA

Athens, None, Greece

Athens, None, Greece

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?? ''Melios Balkana Mama'', t? f??s?? a?t? s?????t?µa, µ???? ????????se t? p??t? t?? album ?a? µa? pa???s???e? t? d???e?? t??.

?? album t??? pe????e? d??f????? ?????, ep??easµ????? ap? ethnic µ??s???? ?a? ?????? t? ?a??a???? µ??s??? ?a? t? d??s?µ? Swing.

St? album t???, t??? ??a?a? t?? t?µ? ?a? s?µµete??a? f????? se ??p??a t?a???d?a f???? ????fa??? ?????e? µ??s????, ?p?? ? G?????? Sta???p????? (t?µpa?a), ? ?as???? ??e??a??a? (?????a) ?a? ? ????? Tattoo (???t?aµp?s?),?e???da? ?a??d???? (ukulele), ??st?? ??st????? (??a????), ?as????? ?a?µp??t?? (t??µp?ta) ? ?as???? ?a?a???t?p????? (???µp???). - TRALALA.GR


??a eßd?µad?a?? video pe???d??? ??a t?? urban culture s???? t?? ????a? - METROPOLIS PRESS


F??saµe a?s??? st? t???? ????? µ?a ???????. ??a? ??????? ??a t?? ?p??a e??a? ß?ßa?? p?? ?? p?? p????? ?a p??? ?a f??e? ?a? ?a µ?? ?a????e?. ??? ?d??a. ??a ?????? ?????µ??? st?? p???t??? ?a? t?? ??????µ?a. ??t? ????te de? ?e????a??saµe ?? p?? p????? t?? ??????µ???? st??e? t?? e?t?p?? ?a? t?? ??te??et µe t?s? µa??a. ?a? µ?a ?????? ta?t?sµ??? µe t?? d?s????e?, ta p??ß??µata, t? f??ts? p???t??? s?st?µa, t?? a?e???a, t?? aßeßa??t?ta, t?? a????a. ??t? ? ?????? µ?t??se ??a ta ?a?? t?? a?t???? µa?. ???a? ep?s?? p????? a?t?? p?? ???e p?? ? µ??s??? de? ?at?fe?e ?a ?ef??e? ap? ta s?µe?a t?? ?a???? ?a? a???ß?t?se st?? at??µ?a ?a? st? µet???t?ta. ?p???e? ?a? ? ???? ?p??? p?? ?? p?? a?s??d???, ap?d??eta? p?? ?a? f?t?? ???ft??a? ?a?? t?a???d?a ?a? ?atade????e? t? µ??s??? se ??s?ast??? d??µ? f???? ap? ta ?a??µe???? µa? ad????da.
?p????aµe ?a? f?t?? st?? ??f?a ?a ap??a??et?s??µe t? ?????? a?t?, µe ??a d?s????af??? f?a? µpa?. ??t?saµe ap? t??? s??e???te? µa? -t? ???aµe ?? eµe?? ?? ?d???- ?a d?a?????? t??? d??a ?a??te????, ?at? t?? ?p??? t???, d?s???? p?? ????sa?, ap? a?t??? p?? e?da? t? f?? e?t?? t?? 2011. ? p??tas? ????e p??? ????? t??? s??e???te? t?? pe???d???? ?a? d?µ?s?e???ta? ?? ep?????? ?s?? a?tap???????a? se a?t?.
??t?saµe, ?a ap?f????µe ???? µa?, ?s? µp????µe ?a e?t????µe se a?t? t? ?d??t?p? at?µ??? top-10, s??????? p??t?t?p?? e?te??se?? t?a???d???, epete?a??? e?d?se?? d?s???? ???ta??? ?????af?se?? ?a??? ?a? d?s???? µe epa?e?te??se?? ???st?? ?a? µe????? ep?t?????, µe s??p? ?a p??se???s??µe ?a? ?a est??s??µe ?????? st? ??? µ??s??? ?????, t? µ??s??? ?a? ta t?a???d?a p?? p??a? f?t?? ??a p??t? f??? s???a ?a? ?st?. ? st???? p??fa???. ?a ??µ????µe ?a? ?a a?ade????µe t? p??t?t?p? ????? t?? fet???? ???????. ??ßa?a, te???? ?a d?ap?st?sete ??s? ??p???? e? t?? pe?????sµ?? a?t?? st?? p????, ?p?? ?a? p??????a st?? a???µ? t?? ep??e?µ???? d?s???, µ?a? ?a? ta at?µ??? top-10's pe???aµß????? ??p??e? f???? ????te???? ?a? ??p??e? ???e? p??? pe??ss?te???? ap? d??a d?s????. Ta d?ap?st?sete a??µ? p?? ??p??e? ap? t?? at?µ???? ??ste? t?? s??e??at?? µa? e??a? a?????????? ?a? ??p??e? ???e? t??a?e?, ?e????? t? ?p??? ap?te?e? ?a? p??s?p??? ep????? t?? ???e a???????f?? ?? p??? t?? ?ata??af? t?? p??t?µ?se??.
?p?? ?ata?aßa??e? e????a ?a?e??, ?? p??s?p???? ep?????? de? ????? a?tap?te? ap???t?? a?t??e?µe????t?ta?, ??at? t? ?p??e?µe???? st???e?? e??a? ??t???. Ost?s?, a? ??ße? ?a?e?? ?p??? t??, t?? µeta?? µa? d?af??et???? µ??s???? ?ataß???? ?a? p??t?µ?se?? ?a? t?? d?af??et???? ?????e?, de? e??a? ?pe?ß??? ?a p??µe a?t? t? "µ??µa" a????p?? d??e? t??????st?? st?? te???? µa? ??sta ??a? ?a? f?t?? ??p??? ßa?µ? a?t??e?µe????t?ta?.

01 ?e d?? p??p???a st?? p??t? - S????? ??????
02 ? ????a F???t???a t?a???d?e? T?µ? S?a?d?µ?- T?µ?? S?a?d?µ??
03 ??? t?? µ???? t?? µ??a???? st?? ?????- S?f?a ?ap???????
04 St?? ?????? t?? ?atapa?t??- ??t?? ?a????d??
05 The Wonder-fall Quartet
06 ??a e??a? a???? - ?a?????? ???t?p?????
07 Melios & Balcana Mama
08 ?d? e??a? t? sp?t? µ?? - Ko? ?
09 D.O.S - O.S.T.
10 ??et? ????????-T??µa ?a?a?????? - ? ?as????? t?? t?p?ta
11 ?a ??da t?? a???? - ???a ?p???µ?
12 Fe????? st?? ta??tsa- ???? ?apa???sta?t????
13 ?? pa???e?? ??p??a- ?t???a ??????s?
14 ? ????a?d??? ?a??ß?? ?a? ? G?????? ?. ???a??- ??t? ?a???????? ap'ta pa???
15 St????? ?p?????? - St?? ???t? t?? ??e? ?a? t?? s?µe?a - E-ORFEAS


?a??a????? ????, swing ?a? ??f?e??? ???µ??

O ?????? ?atsaµ???? µa?? µe t?? µp??ta t?? " Balkana Mama" ?t?p??? st? KOOKOO ??a 4 ?a?as?e???: 3 ?a? 10 Feß???a???? ?a? 2 ?a? 9 ?a?t???

? µp??ta µ???? te?e??se t? p??t? t?? ??µp??µ.??a ??µp??µ µe d??f????? ????? ep??easµ??? ap? ????? µ??s???? ?a? ?????? t?? ?a??a???? µ??s??? ?a? t? d??s?µ? swing!!!

????t?a, µa??st???, e?????st??s? ?a? ??????a: ????a?d??? ??ß?ts????
?????e? ?a? ???a ????a ?a? ?a??: Sp???? ?e?e?????, ?p?s? ?a? Zen master, ?a?a??t?ta ?a? ??eµ?a: ????? ?a???a?, ??µpa?a, fasa??a ?a? ??f?s? e? ?e?et??: K?sta? Sa??pa?, ??a???d?, st????, µ??s???, sta?, f??µa, ße?t?ta ?a? ta ??sta ?a? wannabe Arturo Sandoval: M????? ?atsaµ????
?????? ?a?aß?? (???? t?? ??sµ?? ta sa??f??a) , ?a?a???t?? ??at??a? (?????, ????a) ?a? f???t??? ? ?a??a??ta ?apad?µ?t????. - MOVE IT MAGAZINE


Se µ?a ep??? ?p?? e??a? ?a d?s???? ?a pa???e?? t????, ? ?????? ?atsaµ???? ?a? ? pa??a t??, ?? Balkana Mama, ?eµ????? ???µa ?a? µe??d?e? t?? p???. ? ?d??? p??e t?? ?????a t?? ?a? t?? t??µp?ta t?? ?a? µa? e????se t? e?d??? µ??s??? ?a a???s??µe st?? p??t? t??? d?s????af??? p??sp??e?a
?e?µe??: ???a ????a????? F?t???af?e?: ????ta? ?a?a???????

? ?????? ?atsaµ???? ep? s????? de? ap??e? p??? ap? t?? p?a?µat???t?ta. Geµ?t?? e????e?a, ?aµ??e?ast?? ?a? e?d???et??, s???? µe µ?a ?????a ?a t?? s??t??fe?e? st?? d?a??p?? ?a? st?? s???e?t??se?? µe f?????, de? ???ße? ap? t?? p??t? st??µ? p?? ?a t?? ?????se?? t?? a??p? t?? ??a t? µ??s???. ?? te?e?ta?? µ??s??? project t?? ???eta? Balkana Mama: µ?a p???µe??? µp??ta µe ß?s? ta p?e?st?, µe ßa??a???? ???, e??????? st??? ?a? ??µµ?t?a p?? ?d? p??ta????st??? sta e?t??a?? ?a? s????????? e?st??a t? s?µe???? e??????? p?a?µat???t?ta.

? s??s? t?? ?????? µe t? µ??s??? ?e???? ap? p??? ?????, e?? ? d?µ??????a t?? Balkana Mama ap?te?e? ??a p??s?p??? project, st? ?p??? ??e? t? ?a?? -?p?? ??e?- ?a s??e????eta? µe ??a p????? ep?s?? ta?a?t????? µ??s????: «?e????sa ap? p??? µ????? se ?????a ??t? et?? µe ß????, s?????sa µ???? t? ??µ??s?? ?p?? ????sa ?????a, a???????sa? ?? s??????? µp??te? ?a? de? ????sa? ta a???asta p??ta live! ? ??? µ?? ?µ?? ???a?e ????????t??? p??? ap? p??te ?????a, ?ta? µp??e st? ??? µ?? ? t??µp?ta. ?ts?, µe p???? ??e??a ?a? p??? ??p? ?ftasa st? project p?? ???? a?t? t? st??µ?, t??? Balkana Mama», µa? af??e?ta?.

?? a???ß?? ?µ?? e??a? ?? Balkana Mama; «??µaste µ?a e???aµe??? µp??ta ?a? p??sfata te?e??saµe t? p??t? µa? ??µp??µ se pa?a???? Sp???? G??d?ße??? (Good Brother Studios) ?a? e?????st??s? ????a?d??? ??ß?ts????», apa?t?e? ? ??????. ? µp??ta, p??a ap? t?? ?d??, o ?p???? ???fe? st?????, µ??s???, e?µ??e?e? ?a? s?µµet??e? µe t?? ?????a ?a? t?? t??µp?ta t??, ap?te?e?ta? ap? t???: ?ate???a G???a (t??µp?ta), ?a?a???t? ?a???a (µp?s?), ????a?d?? ??ß?ts??? (p????), ??sta?t??? Sa??pa (?t?aµ?), Sp??? ?e?e???? (?????a), ????? ?a?aß? (sa??f???), Renato Kushi (t??µp???) ?a? Sp??? ???a (sa??f???, ??a????). ?p?s??, ? d?µ??????a t?? CD ????e µe t? f????? s?µµet??? µ?a? p?e??da? a???????? µ??s???? (G?????? Sta???p?????, ?as???? ??e??a??a?, ????? Tattoo, ?e???da? ?a??d????, ??st?? ??st?????, ?as???? ?a?µp??t??, ?as???? ?a?a???t?p?????, ?????? ?a?aß??, ?a?a???t?? ??at??a?), e?? f???t??? p??e µ???? ?a? ? ?a??a??ta ?apad?µ?t????.

???p??? st???? ?a? ???µ??? µ??s???
?? d?s????e? s??t???sµ?? e??? p???µe???? s?????t?µat?? s?????a e??a? a??et??, ?st?s? a?t? e??a? p?? ???e? t? ??? project ?a? t?? ??? t??? e?a??et??? e?d?af????ta. ?? ?d?a?te?? µ??s??? ???µa t?? µp??ta? e??a? ??a? s??d?asµ?? ap? ep?????? ethnic, ska, swing ?a? gipsy. «Se ???sµ??a ??µµ?t?a pa?t?e???µe µa?ed???t??a p?e?st? µe ????e ?????, e?? ???a ??µµ?t?a e??a? p?? ethnic, ep??easµ??a ap? ßa??a????? µ??s????. ?a µ??s??? µ?? a???sµata ??a a?t? ta ?????a - ??a s???????e?µa ap? G???a? ?p?????ß?t?, ????? ?s??, ?p?µpa? ?????ß?t?, ??µ G????t? ?a? ???? ?at??d???- ????? e?f?aste? µ?sa ap? t? ??µp??µ a?t?», µa? e???e? ? ??????. ?? s?????t?µa ep?s?? ??e? ep??easte? ap? µ?a a??µ? se??? ??????? ?a? ????? d?µ??????? ?a? performer -Beirut, Tiger Lillies, ??t???? Sa?t?ß??, Maraveyas Illegal-, e?? s???? sta live t??? e?t?ss??? d?as?e??? ap? a?ap?µ??e? t??? µp??te? ?a? µ??s?????.

?? p??t? ??µp??µ t?? Balkana Mama ?????f???se t?? pe?asµ??? Sept?µß??? ?a? pe???aµß??e? 12 a??et? d?af??et??? µeta?? t??? ??µµ?t?a. ?e ?a?a?t???st??? ?????sµa t??? ???p???? st?????, t? ???µ??? µ??s??? ?a? t?? t??µp?te?, ?e???????? ?d? ??µµ?t?a, ?p?? ta «?? f??? s?? de? ????», “Balkan Rembetiko” ?a? «??? ???? µ?????a», p?? ap?te?e? t? µ??s??? s????µa t?? s?????t?µat?? ?a? ta?t?????a ??a e?st??? s?????-a?t?d?as? st?? p?a?µat???t?ta ? ?p??a µa? pe??ß???e?. ?a??????a, de? ?e?p??? ?? µe??d???? µpa???te? ? ?a? ta p?? p??s?p??? ??µµ?t?a, ?p?? t? t?a???d? «?a ast???a ?a µet??», p?? a?af??eta? st?? ?????, t?? ???a ap? t? µ???st???µa t?? ?e???a?? ????t?µ? «??a pa?d? µet??e? t’ ?st?a».

??t?s??d?? ????t? st??? d??µ???
???a ap? t?? ta?t???? eµfa??se?? t??? se d??f????? ?????? ?a? fest?ß??, s???? ?a t??? s??a?t?s??µe ?a? st? d??µ? ?a pa????? ???ta??, a?f??d?????ta? e?????sta t??? pe?ast????? µe t?? t??µp?te? ?a? t??? ßa??a?????? ???µ??? t???. ??a pa??µ??? a?t?s??d?? ????t? st????e ?a? st? p??sfat? ????µat???af??? Fest?ß?? ?????? ?????? t?? ???µa?, ?p?? ß?????a? ?a? ?pa??a? ???ta?? ? ?????? ?a? ?? Balkana Mama ?pe?ta ap? p??s???s? t?? d????a??t??. ???µesa st??? pe?ast????? ?a? st??? ep?s??pte? t?? fest?ß?? p?? pa?a???????sa? t? live ?ta? ?a? ? ?µe???a??? s??????t?? ?a? µ???? t?? Monty Python ???? G????aµ. ? d?a?e???µ???? s??????t??, o ?p???? s?µµete??e st? Fest?ß?? ???µa? µe t? ??a µ????? µ????? ta???a t??, ß?????e st??? d??µ??? t?? p???? ?a? de? d?stase ?a ?????e? ?a? ?a t?a???d?se? µe t?? µp??ta, ?p?? µa?t????? ta ß??te? p?? ????? a?a?t??e? st? You?ube.

?p??e? ???p?? ?? Monty Python p??? ap? a??et? ?????a ?a t?a???d??sa? “Always look on the bright side of life” ??e????ta? µe ep??? t??p? t? s???e?? ???s?e?t??? s?t??a “Life of Brian”, ?? Balkana Mama ?µ?? ap? t?? p?e??? t??? t?a???d??? «??? ???? µ?????a», ?a?t???????ta? ??t??a t?? e??????? p???t??? s???? ?a? t? ???? t?? ???. ?a?, pa?? t?? d?s????e? ?a? t?? pe???????sa a???t??? atµ?sfa??a, ? ?????? ?a? ?? Balkana Mama de? µ??????? ?a pt????ta?. «???a? ??t?? p??? d?s???? se µ?a ???a ??e???p?µ??? ?a d?µ??????se?? ?a? ?a pa?a???e??, ?p??ad?p?te d???e?? ?a? a? ???e??. ?a???a a?t?, p?ste?? p?? a??µa ?a? se pe???d??? ???s?? ?? t???e? ?a? ? µ??s??? µp????? ?a e?d???µ?s??? ?a? p?? ???e ?at?stas? µp??e? ?a µetaf?aste? d?µ???????? ap? t??? ?a???t???e?», a?af??e? ?a?a?t???st??? ? ??????. «? ??sµ??, pa?? t?? d?s????e?, ???e? ?a ß?e?, ?a ?ef??e? ap? t? µa??? ?a??µe????t?ta, ap?? p???? ???eta? p?? ep??e?t???? ?a? p?? s???e???µ???? ?s?? af??? t? p?? ?a p?e? ?a? p?? ?a d?as?ed?se?», s?µp?????e? ??e????ta? t?? ???ß??ta µa?. ?? s?????t?µa ??e? p????aµµat?se? µ?a se??? ap? ???ta??? eµfa??se??, ?p?? st? Nueva Trova t? ???µß???, e?? t??? ep?µe???? µ??e? ?a a???????s??? µe???? a??µ? live. ?e??ss?te?e? p????f???e? ??a t?? eµfa??se?? ?a? ta epe???µe?a project t??? ?a ß?e?te st? se??da t?? Balkana Mama st? Facebook, e?? st? jumpingfish.gr µp??e?te ?a a???sete µe???? de??µata ap? t? ?a???????? t??? ??µp??µ.
- METROPOLIS PRESS


Discography

Our first LP :

MELIOS BALKANA MAMA

Radio airplay :

TO FILO SOU DEN KANW
MARIA
BALKAN REMBETIKO
OXI ALLH MIZERIA

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Bio

Hello!

My name is Melios Katsamakis and I just released my first CD with my band which is called Balkana Mama.

As the band’s name indicates, we are deeply influenced by the Balkan music and in particular the aggressive, yet sweet, sound of the brass instruments and the unique way they are played in the Balkans. We are also influenced by other music genres, like reggae, ska, etc. as well as by the amazing folk music of our home country, Greece.

We are happy to announce the release of our first CD, with the title "MELIOS BALKANA MAMA". Several great Greek musicians participated in its creation; namely Yannis Stavropoulos (drums), Vassilis Pierakeas (guitar), Nikos Tattoo (double bass). We would like to thank all of them for their significant contribution. We play music mainly for fun, we are a group of friends who play music to reflect our playful mood.
We hope that you like our songs and you love them! We wish they become a part of your daily routine in these difficult times us Greeks face. Do not forget: no more misery, guys!

Hope to see you in one of our concerts!