ABROAD – Athens meets Thessaloniki in BernePersonal
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AFENTOULA RAZELI – vocals
PANAGIOTIS KOUTSOURAS – bouzouki
PANAGIOTIS PAPAGEORGIOU – piano, vocals
IOANNIS KOLOVOS – bass
and ALKIS ZOPOGLOU – kanun
ABROAD – Recorded live at BeJazz Club Berne, the 29/30 of June 2013 by Frank Gerber.
The journey to Switzerland in early summer 2013 and the concerts that took place there were implemented unexpectedly and under ideal conditions. A constant smile of pleasure was drawn upon our faces. I enjoyed every single minute this so beloved company with the incredible sense of humor. “This is how it is supposed to be”, I was telling myself, “so simple, with love and laughter. This is the true meaning of life for me.”
I think that this feeling, this energy, the atmosphere and the joy we all felt are captured in this CD. I hope you may feel all the above and enjoy it as much as we did.
I would like to thank:
– Marcel and Athina Grimbuehler-Savvopoulou for the excellent organization of the concerts. The CD was produced due to them. I would like to thank them for their love and trust. They own now a special place in my heart.
– Aris and Pablo, the sons of Marcel and Athina
– Christos Savvopoulos
– Dimitra Chalazia and the cultural association “Dia.logos” as well as Thomas Pfister for the marvelous photos.
– Last but not least, George Rafailis whose generosity led to the production of the CD (he is the sponsor). I would like to thank him for his love, trust and his valuable advice.
This CD is dedicated to my mother Dimitra and my beloved daughter Vasiliki Gerali. Both of them give me happiness and strength. It is also dedicated to my father who is always in my heart and soul.
A wish… May all honor and love themselves as they are and show their abilities.
Please enjoy the hearing.
Medley: San tin agapi tin kryfi – Mikri ballada
Vale ki allo piato
De les kouventa
To tragoudi tis xenitias
Ta megala mystika
Kanis edo den tragouda
Se magemeni angalia
To potiraki tis kardias
Volta stin poli
I agapi ine karfitsa
Pou na vro gyneka na sou miazi
Tis tavernas to roloi
Medley: Thalassaki mou – Xenitemeno mou pouli