Vassiliki Papageorgiou - Ellinotourkika

Vassiliki Papageorgiou - Ellinotourkika

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Vassiliki Papageorgiou is a charismatic singer, lyricist and poet from Athens who lives in Istanbul, sings in both languages and works with greek and turkish musicians exploring new poetic and musical pathways for a new blend of greek-turkish music based on the musical traditions of the area.

Biography

Born in Athens, Greece, Vassiliki Papageorgiou studied the oral folksinging tradition of Greece by accompanying Vangelis Soukas’s clarinet in “panigyria” (traditional musical festivities) throughout the countryside. In 1993 she arrived in Istanbul as a rebetiko singer. She has been living there ever since, working as a singer and lyricist with the ensemble “Bosphorus”, and other Greek and Turkish composers and groups. She also writes and translates poetry.
Ellinotourkika is the encounter of renowned Greek and Turkish musicians interpreting a selection of various Greek and Turkish songs belonging to different styles and epochs (traditional, rebetiko, popular, including new compositions of the group) all united in a genuine, artistic and inspired approach far from the known stereotypes.

Discography

LP's:
1997
Vassiliki Papageorgiou - Hasan Esen
"Last Boat from Halki”
(MBI Musurgia GRAECA – MMB 10679)

Vassiliki Papageorgiou – Hasan Esen
“Heybeli'den Son Vapur”
(ADA Müzik -Istanbul)

1998
Vassiliki Papageorgiou
“DURGA - The Silk Road”
(MBI Musurgia GREACA – MMB 10730)

1999
VASSILIKI PAPAGEORGIOU &
GÜNDOGARKEN - Ah Agera
(ANKH Productions World Files WS010 –2)

2003
BOSPHORUS - MODE PLAGAL
“Beyond the Bosphorus”
(CD –Hitch-Hyke Records – . Lift 089)

2004
VASSILIKI PAPAGEORGIOU & GÜNDOGARKEN
“Vradinos tis Polis Ouranos” (“Night sky of the City”)
(CD PROTASIS)

2005
VASSILIKI PAPAGEORGIOU & GÜNDOGARKEN
“Vassiliki Gündogarken Söylüyor”
(ADA Müzik -Istanbul)

2006
“Christos Hatzopoulos - Thrakis Foni”
With the participation of:
Vassiliki Papageorgiou & Pandelis Thalassinos
(??? 2006)

2007
Hristos Hatzopoulos - Trakya’min Cansarkisi
(ADA MÜZIK 2007)

2010
VASSILIKI PAPAGEORGIOU
“Ellinotourkika”
(LYRA 2010)