By Maria Gregoriou
If you have been watching the second season of The Voice Greece on Sunday nights, then you will surely know about the coach who sits to the far left and only turns her chair around when the voice she hears really hits a certain kind of emotional note.
That coach and Greek singer is Melina Aslanidou who was born in Germany, grew up in Paralimni (no, not the one in Cyprus), Giannitsa in Greece.
From 2000 to 2002 she was a member of the band Oi Apenanti and was part of the band’s album Mikri Agapi. Since splitting with the band, she has been flying solo and flying very high, as a matter of fact, in the clouds of the Greek music scene.
Aslanidou will be taking a break from spinning around on her chair on Wednesday when she will be singing at the RED music stage in Nicosia along with Manolis Androulidakis who will be on his guitar and accompanying the singer with vocals, Andreas Karantinis playing the bouzouki, Leonidas Kyridis on the bass, and Vassilis Bacharidis on drums.
The singer has also been known to use her voice for great causes, as she has sung in concerts to raise funds for the Association of Cancer Patients and Friends.
Live performance by the Greek singer. March 18. RED music stage, Nicosia. 9pm. Tel: 22-767711