Cyprus Mail

Raising Voices

By Maria Gregoriou

The music scene is pretty much alive with lots and lots of Greek music at the moment, and this week it seems that women are the ones raising their voices.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki will give two performances, the first on Thursday in Nicosia and the second, in support of the Ithaki Charity organisation, on Friday in Limassol.

Arvanitaki’s career is in no way limited to Greece and collaborations with Greek artists – she has sung with Cesaria Evora and Arto Tuncboyaciyan and has given many international concerts.

Also on Friday, Natassa Bofilou will give a concert in Larnaca. This is also a charity event, for the Association of Friends of Ayia Skepi.

Although Bofilou has been in the music business for just over ten years – while Arvanitaki has had a steady career since 1980 – both singers are very popular.

Arvanitaki and Bofilou have very unique voices and their songs, which may be considered to lean on the alternative music genre in Greece, are not just rhythmic pieces, they have feeling and meaning.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Live performance by the Greek singer. September 17. Makarios III Amphitheatre, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €25/20. Tel: 22-314507
September 18. Curium Ancient Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €25. Tel: 25-884300

Natassa Bofiliou
Live performance by the Greek singer. September 18. Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre, Larnaca. 9pm. €20. Tel: 99-905878

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