Royal Festival Hall - Southbank Centre, London
May 30th, 19:30
Greece’s highly acclaimed ambassador to the world and ethnic music scene returns to London for a one-off performance.
Eleftheria Arvanitaki is the voice of contemporary Greece. With a career spanning more than three decades, she has been a tireless ambassador of the Greek music scene to world and ethnic music festivals across the world, receiving high acclaim.
The clarity and emotional strength of her voice, combined with the lyricism and sophisticated instrumentation of her music, which blends traditional and contemporary influences from Greece and the Mediterranean basin, aim straight at your heart whether or not you understand the words.
Eleftheria’s appeal, like music itself, knows no borders. Whether performing at the much-awaited summer tours at open theatres across Greece or in world esteemed concert halls such as the Southbank Centre in London or the Carnegie Hall in New York, Eleftheria’s performances have been selling out, receiving worldwide recognition.
Highlights of Eleftheria’s international acclaim include an invitation in 2004 to represent Europe in Philip Glass’s project “Orion”, which toured the world, an invitation by the Pope in 1999 to sing in the celebrations of the ‘Giubileo della Terra’ series of events in Rome, singing for Athens 2004 Olympics, and collaborations with artists such as Cesaria Evora and Teofilo Chantre from Capo Verde, Dulce Pontes from Portugal, the American-Armenian composer Ara Dinkjian, the Spanish group Amaral, and the famous Spanish Grammy awarded, song-writer and producer Javier Limon for her album “Mirame”.
For ticket information please visit: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/118166-eleftheria-arvanitaki-beyond-borders-2017