Synonyms for kazantzidis or Related words with kazantzidis
Examples of "kazantzidis"
is an Australian writer, director and producer.
She was engaged to Stelios
, with whom she worked.
1960s and 1970s. Laïkó was dominated by singers such as Tolis Voskopoulos and Stelios
Minos also had
recordings issued in Israel, for the local market there.
Russian Doll is a 2001 film by Stavros
starring Hugo Weaving.
Ta Zeibekika (Greek:"Τα Zειμπέκικα"; , alternative form Ta Zeibekika Tis Nichtas) is an album by popular Greek singer Stelios
. It was released in June, 2003 by MBI (Music Box International) in Greece and it contains 18 greatest hits that were re-recorded by Stelios
in the 1990s.
& Marinella (Greek: "Καζαντζίδης & Μαρινελλα") is a self-titled studio album by popular Greek singers Stelios
and Marinella that includes their last common recordings. It was recorded in 1968 and released on January 18, 1969 by PolyGram Records in Greece. Some of these recordings were first released on 45 rpm vinyl records by Philips/Standard in 1968.
& Marinella - Megales Epitihies (Greek: "Καζαντζίδης & Μαρινέλλα - Μεγάλες Επιτυχίες"; ) is the name of a studio album by popular Greek singers Stelios
and Marinella. It is their first joint studio album and was released in 1964 by Odeon/Minos EMI in Greece. All songs were released on 45 rpm vinyl records in 1964–65.
It was when Apostolos heard songs on the radio sung by Stelios
, a performer he admired greatly, that he realized his calling. Much to his parents' chagrin, he bought a guitar, formed a trio and started to sing around the neighborhood. The youngsters sang the well-known songs of the time, mostly hits performed by popular artists like
and Grigoris Bithikotsis.
, however, did not only contribute to the demise of classical rebetika (of the Piraeus style that is). Paradoxically, he was also one of the forerunners of its revival. In 1956 he started his cooperation with Vassilis Tsitsanis who, in addition to writing new songs for
, also gave him some of his old ones to reinterpret.
, thus, sung and popularized such rebetika classics as 'Synnefiasmeni Kyriaki' (Clouded Sunday), ""Bakse tsifliki"" and ""Ta Kavourakia"". These songs, and many others, previously unknown to the wide public suddenly became cherished and sought-after.
Many of the songs of Stelios
have been translated into Hebrew and performed by Israeli singers. Yaron Enosh, an Israeli Radio broadcaster who often plays Greek music on his programs, described the singer's ability to combine joy with sorrow: "This is the task of music: to touch the entire range of feelings...
could do this; he played on all the strings." To the Greek Jews who immigrated to Israel,
was "the voice of the world they left behind, for good or for bad." According to the operator of Radio Agapi, a station that plays Greek music 24 hours a day, "
was the voice of the people, of the weary, the exploited, the betrayed. And the voice of the refugee and the emigre, too."
was born in Nea Ionia, in Athens, Greece. He was the first of two brothers born to Haralambos
(of Pontian roots from Ordu) and Gesthimani
, who came from the town of Alanya (known as Alaiya) in Southern Turkey and migrated to Greece as a result of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922). He was orphaned at the age of 13 when his father, a member of the Greek Resistance, was tortured to death by the rightists. This forced
into employment, working as a baggage-carrier at Omonia Square and then for an interstate bus company, as a seller of roasted chestnuts at open markets, and as a labourer at the Nea Ionia textile mills.
After finishing his compulsory military service in 1962, Apostolos took his musical ambitions and set off for Athens and Columbia Records. Columbia was the pre-eminent Greek record company at the time, and most of the country's big performing artists were signed with the label. After introducing himself to the label management, he was able to get an appointment for an audition later in the week at the historic studios in Rizoupoli, Athens. Upon his arrival, Apostolos discovered that
himself was in for a recording session. He nervously waited for his idol to finish recording; then, he sang one of
' hits, "Duo portes ehi i zoi," with
still in the studio. Both
and Columbia were impressed and Apostolos was invited to sign a three-year contract with the label.
A few years later
started to develop his own musical style, a style with influences ranging from rebetika to Indian music. This new turn met with considerable success and became a template for later developments in Greek popular music. "Mantoubala" for example, a
original, was inspired by an Indian film he saw. This was the first record in Greece to sell over 100,000 copies, an amazing fact since the total population of the country (at the time) was about 6.5 million.
Ta tragoudia tis Amerikis (Greek: "Τα τραγούδια της Αμερικής"; ) is the name of a double studio album by popular Greek singers Stelios
and Marinella. It was released in 1991 by MBI (Music Box International) in Greece and it contains 28 rare recordings that were recorded by Stelios
and Marinella in 1959 and some of those were released on 7" rpm vinyl records in United States, by NINA Records.
The song was released in 1992 on the album Vradiazei. The song was written about 20 years before its release but was not recorded until 1992 because
took a leave from recording in 1975 due to issues with his recording label Minos EMI, which he accused of binding him with an abusive and unfair contract. The song is dedicated to Nea Ionia, a northern suburb of Athens where
was born and lived for many years of his live.
died of a brain tumor on September 14, 2001. His death was an emotional event for Greece, as attested to by the many obituaries in appreciation of his life and work.
was given a national funeral through the streets of Elefsina (26 km from Athens) which was broadcast live on Greek television. His music was also beloved by the Greek diaspora all over the world, capturing their feelings in the difficult post-war period.
The following table is a record of all instances of Marinella in films of Greek cinema, from the 1960 by 1966 with Stelios
and from 1967 by 1970 itself.
(Greek: Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης) (29 August 1931 – 14 September 2001) was a prominent Greek singer. A leading singer of Greek popular music, or Laïkó, he collaborated with many of Greece's foremost composers.
"Epsaksa Adika Na Vro" by Greek singer Stelios
is also audible in the movie; it does not appear on the soundtrack album, nor is it shown in the movie credits.
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