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Savina Yannatou, Primavera en Salonico – Songs Of Thessaloniki (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96khz]

Savina Yannatou, Primavera en Salonico – Songs Of Thessaloniki (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 1:07:42 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks |  © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: February 2014 at Sierra Studios, Athens

Savina Yannatou’s fourth ECM album is a dazzling evocation of her band’s hometown, plunging deep into its rich and complex history. Once known colloquially as the Jerusalem of the Balkans, Thessaloniki has been home to a host of cultures, religions and ethnic communities. Greeks, Jews, Turks, Bulgarians, Serbs, Armenians, Slav-Macedonians and Pontiac Greeks have shared the city’s diverse life. Yannatou gives all of them a voice, even casting an Irish song about Salonika into this multi-lingual programme in which she shines as a unique interpreter and spokeswoman for the city’s ghosts. As ever, Primavera en Salonico are a delight, one of the most resourceful bands of any idiom, as they negotiate the inspired – and very varied – arrangements of Kostas Vomvolos.

1. Apolitikion Agiou Dimitriou (1) 02:24
2. A la scola del Allianza 02:15
3. Tin Patrida Mou Ehasa 05:45
4. Dimo is Solun hodeshe 05:19
5. La cantiga del fuego 04:13
6. Una muchacha en Selanica 04:20
7. Iptidadan yol sorarsan 05:36
8. Qele-Qele 03:18
9. Calin Davullari 05:23
10. To yelekaki 03:59
11. Salonika 02:58
13. Jelena Solun Devojko 04:19
14. Yedi-Koule 04:45
15. Poulakin eiha se klouvi 04:15
16. Pismo dojde od Soluna grada 04:32
17. Apolitikion Agiou Dimitriou (2) 02:22

Savina Yannatou: voice
Kostas Vomvolos: qanun, accordion
Yannis Alexandris: oud, guitar
Kyriakos Gouventas: violin
Harris Lambrakis: nay
Michalis Siganidis: double bass
Kostas Theodorou: percussion


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