Singer-songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos and vocalist Eleni Vitali are currently touring Greece, and will stop off in Nicosia on Friday and in Limassol on Saturday, to share their musical programme with the local crowd.
The live performances have been designed for summer nights. They have filled the air with musical notes in gardens, outdoor theatres, castles, squares, school and church yards, and with the reassurance that the programme is very successful, the two Greek artists are getting ready to also perform in two of our most popular outdoor theatres.
Savvopoulos could have been a lawyer, as he started law studies at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, but didn’t see it through – his love of music and politics got in the way. This passion took him to Athens, where he started singing and playing the guitar in various night clubs and was quickly associated with what is called the Greek New Wave. He impressed the director of a local record label and was signed up.
His first album To Fortigho was released in 1966 and since then he has become well-known for his political lyrics and his rock and rembetika performances.
Joining Savvopoulos, Vitali will be showing off her impressive voice. Vitali was born into a musical family and gave her first performance in 1973. By 1980 she was working with some of the best composers in the business – including Savvopoulos – and today she has a long list of songs to her name.
Dionysis Savvopoulos and Eleni Vitali
Live performance by the Greek singers. July 8. Makarios III Amphitheatre, Nicosia. 9pm. Tel: 25-878744
July 9. Municipal Gardens Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. Tel: 25-343341