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has been noted for being politically active throughout his career in music. In 1967,
was briefly imprisoned and beaten for his political convictions by the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, led by the dictator George Papadopoulos.
() (born 2 December 1944) is a prominent Greek singer-songwriter.
has written both music and lyrics to the popular Greek song "Ode to Georgios Karaiskakis" ().
He has collaborated with many of the most important Greek artists, like Manos Hadjidakis, Dionysis
, Rallou Manou, Stavros Xarchakos, Melina Merkouri and others.
was born in the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece (December 1944) in a middle-class family. He passed his university entrance exams and enrolled in the Aristotle University to study law, but after his first year of his studies, his passion for music and politics led to an argument with his father and dropped out in 1963.
then hitchhiked on a truck to Athens and took various odd jobs, including working as a nude model for students in the Athens School for Fine Arts and as a journalists in a newspaper. In Athens, he began singing and playing guitar in various night clubs and became closely associated with the so-called Greek New Wave. Although
was not famed for his voice, his talent in song-writing impressed Alekos Patsifas, the director of LYRA record company in Greece which was specializing in artists of the Greek New Wave, and signed him.
remained with this label until 1983.
In 1976, Greek songwriter Dionysis
invited him to participate in Acharnees, a cycle of songs and stage acts based on the ancient comedy by Aristophanes. There Papazoglou met Manolis Rasoulis and the two, along with Dionysis
and Nikos Xydakis, produced in 1978 the influential "Ekdikisi Tis Gyftias" (, meaning The Revenge of Gypsies in Greek). The work received critical acclaim. Papazoglou and Rasoulis cooperated the following year in another successful work, "Ta Dithen" (Τα δήθεν meaning so-called in Greek).
Nikos Xydakis, one of
' pupils, was among the people who revolutionized laïkó by using orientalized instrumentation. His most successful album was 1987's "Kondá sti Dhóxa miá Stigmí", recorded with Eleftheria Arvanitaki.
In Greece Dionysis
adapted (freely) and covered it in his album "Βρώμικο ψωμί" (Dirty Bread) in 1972 under the title "Άγγελος Εξάγγελος", then re-recorded it in his 1997 covers-album "Το ξενοδοχείο" (The Motel).
, Manolis Hiotis, amongst others. Nevertheless every composer and lyricist approached readily agreed, testament to the respect that NAMA has. Moreover, songs like 'MIA AGAPI GIA TO KALOKAIRI' quickly became classics.
Folk singer-songwriters (τραγουδοποιοί) first appeared in the 1960s after Dionysis
' 1966 breakthrough album "Fortighó". Many of these musicians started out playing "Néo Kýma", "New wave" (not to be confused with new wave rock), a mixture of éntekhno and chansons from France.
mixed American musicians like Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa with Macedonian folk music and politically incisive lyrics. In his wake came more folk-influenced performers like Arleta, Mariza Koch, Mihalis Violaris, Kostas Hatzis and the composer Giannis Spanos. This music scene flourished in a specific type of "boîte de nuit".
and The Olympians. The late sixties saw the formation of Aphrodite's Child, one of the most important and successful Greek rock bands: with their album "It's Five O'Clock" (1969) they achieved worldwide fame. Another aspect of Greek rock in the late 1960s saw the release of the first albums of Dionysis
, who combined Greek folk-music with rock elements.
The city is the birthplace of significant composers in the Greek music scene, such as Manolis Chiotis, Stavros Kouyioumtzis and Dionysis
. It is also notable for its rock music scene and its many rock groups; some became famous such as Xylina Spathia, Trypes or the pop rock Onirama.
Greek music: The late 1960s and early 1970s coup repressed rembétika, a style which had developed earlier in the century. This oppression ironically created a major boom in popularity for the genre, which became associated with political resistance and rebellion. Singer-songwriters like Dhionysis
also became wildly popular, and were seen as voices of the Greek nation.
, who was initially imprisoned by the regime, nevertheless rose to great popularity and produced a number of influential and highly politically allegorical, especially against the junta, albums during the period, including "To Perivoli tou Trellou" (), "Ballos" () and "Vromiko Psomi" ().
debut album "To Fortigho" ("The truck" alluding to his hitchhiking experience) came out in 1966. Although critically well-received, it failed to chart, allegedly selling only 3,000 copies. Despite this, he was kept on the label's roster and continued with a string of highly successful albums, with self-penned songs combining arrangements reminiscent of early Frank Zappa and politically incisive lyrics in the style of Bob Dylan, with folk tunes from Macedonia, Thrace, and Rebetiko music.
In 1998, their next work 'Εικόνες στα Σύννεφα' (Icones sta Synnefa, Images in the Clouds) is followed, obviously better than their previous, but missing their early freshness. They cover the song 'Θαλασσογραφία' (Thalassographia, Seagraphy), which is sung by Eleni Tsaligopoulou and is included in an album with song covers of Dionysis
. Mitsos and Iraklis leave the band, while the other members continue participating in other albums, giving songs to artists and doing concerts in many cities.
There is rich oral tradition and Griko folklore. Griko songs, music and poetry are particularly popular in Italy and Greece. Famous music groups from Salento include Ghetonia and Aramirè. Also, influential Greek artists such as Dionysis
and Maria Farantouri have performed in Griko. The Greek musical ensemble Encardia focuses on Griko songs as well as on the musical tradition of Southern Italy at large.
A young Greek girl, 10-year-old Fotini Papaleonidopoulou, lit a symbolic lantern with the Olympic Flame and passed it on to other children before "extinguishing" the flame in the cauldron by blowing a puff of air. The ceremony ended with a variety of musical performances by Greek singers, including Dionysis
, George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Anna Vissi, Sakis Rouvas, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Alkistis Protopsalti, Antonis Remos, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Marinella and Dimitra Galani, as thousands of athletes carried out symbolic displays on the stadium floor.
Giannis Haroulis has sung as a special guest on many albums of other artists and has collaborated with some of the most famous Greek musicians, such as Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarchakos, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Dionysis
, Alkistis Protopsalti, Sokratis Malamas, Chainides, Loukas Thanoy, Christos Tsiamoulis, Manos Eleutheriou, Christos Thiveos, Miltos Pashalidis, Nikos Portokaloglou, Manos Xydous, Minos Matsas and many others. He has toured Greece extensively throughout the years and in March 2015 he embarked on his first European tour performing in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
The Griko have a rich folklore and oral tradition. Griko songs, music and poetry are popular in Italy and Greece and famous music groups from Salento include Ghetonia and Aramirè. Also, influential Greek artists such as George Dalaras, Dionysis
, Marinella, Haris Alexiou and Maria Farantouri have performed in the Griko language. Every summer in Melpignano, a small town of Salento, there is the famous "Notte della Taranta" festival, it is attended by thousands of young people dancing all night to the tune of Pizzica and Griko Salentino dialect. An increased exposure to mass media has increasingly eroded the Griko culture and language.
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