There seems to be a return to the 90s in general and specifically 90s Greek music these days, with singers including Thanos Kalliris coming over every weekend to perform in Nicosia, Michalis Rakintzis coming over more frequently and Polina and Costas Bigalis taking us back to the 80s at the end of 2017. So when you hear that Greek singer Mando will be in Limassol on Sunday, it won’t be much of a surprise.
Mando, whose career was blooming at the start of the 90s, comes from a musical family. Characterised as a born musician, she could easily sing operatic arias, gospel and jazz at the age of four. She attended piano and music theory lessons at the National Conservatory in Athens and it wasn’t long before she performed in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. After completing her music studies she went to America for five years where she took up vocal training. She was thought of as a Greek artist with an international voice, something that got her signed up to Minos EMI for her first album.
She has toured and collaborated with many established artists, such as Demetris Mitropanos, Dimitra Galani and Tolis Voskopoulos. She has also sung with various orchestras and as a member of various jazz groups and trios.
Live performance by the Greek singer. January 21. Vinylio Wine etc, Limassol. 9pm. Tel: 99-300430