Discover the best of what Greek music has to offer! A one of a kind concert dedicated to the most popular and everlasting rembetika (Greek blues) and folk songs of all time of the Greek legendary late singers Grigoris Bithikotsis and Vicky Moscholiou. Presented by the non-profit cultural organization AKTINA Productions, Inc., this concert is part of the series GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY which was established in 1994 with a purpose to promote and preserve the most unique and representative aspects of Greek music.
Lovers of Greek music will enjoy a memorable musical performance featuring Greece’s popular singer Melina Aslanidou accompanied by the talented singer Vangelis Douvalis and her 8-member orchestra comprised by some of the finest musicians of Greece and led by the renowned bouzouki maestro/soloist Manolis Karantinis.
You don’t have to be Greek to enjoy this one of a kind musical performance! The unique voice of Melina Aslanidou has clarity and emotional depth that registers whether or not you understand the words, while the energy she brings on stage is truly captivating. The talented Aslanidou has the great gift of fully engaging her audience from beginning to end. Learn more about Melina Aslanidou by visiting http://www.ilike.com/artist/Melina+Aslanidou
Join Melina Aslanidou on Friday, May 14th for an unforgettable evening filled with the most representative rembetika and folk songs of Greece. Highlighting the participation of Greece’s virtuoso bouzouki player/soloist Manolis Karantinis, the concert will reach an even greater level of importance. Karantinis is not only one of greatest bouzouki players but more importantly, during his long and impressive career, he has released several personal recordings and has had countless of collaborations with almost all Greek stars, including Bithikotsis and Moscholiou, both in live performances and in discography.
Presented at New York’s landmark theatre, The Town Hall located in the heart of Times Square, 123 West 43rd Street, between 6th and Avenues, the concert will start at 9pm sharp and will run for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Against a backdrop of exceptional videos of Bithikotsis and Moscholiou, Melina Aslanidou and her team of musicians will revive some of their greatest songs which comprise an integral part of Greece’s musical repertoire and which are popular to this day.
The concert’s Executive Producer is Elena Maroulleti, a veteran in the production of cultural programs and concerts in America pertaining to Greece and Cyprus with over 30 years of experience in the field. Read more about Elena Maroulleti by visiting http://www.aktina.org/producer.html
To order your tickets call AKTINA at 718-545-1151 or The Ticketmaster at 212-307-4100. You may also purchase tickets by visiting The Town Hall Box Office (212-840-2824) or The Greek Music and Video, 25-50 31st Street, Astoria, NY (718-932-8400). Affordable ticket prices start at $45. Other prices: $60, $70 and $80.
For more detailed information about this concert, as well as previous concerts from the GJM series, please visit, http://www.aktina.org/events.html , or call 718-545-1151.
After Concert Party at Kellari Taverna featuring Prix-fixe menu at the affordable price of $49 per person which includes red and white house wines, beer and soft drinks. Kellari is located at 19 West 44th Street (bet. 5th & 6th Aves) just a block away from The Town Hall. A reservation is required. To make a reservation please call 212-221-0144 and ask for Dennissia.
GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY 2010 is sponsored by: Arch Capital Services, Inc.
Media Sponsors: Greek Media Group, Mega Cosmos, Alter Globe, GM TV, Star Channel, Alpha Sat and Antenna Satellite
Official Caterer: Kellari Taverna
All proceeds will benefit the public service media outlets AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV
AKTINA Productions, Inc., founded in 1993, based in Queens, NY, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich heritage, culture and folklore of Greece and Cyprus in America through radio, television and live performances. It is the sponsoring organization of the highly rated bilingual radio AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV. AKTINA FM airs live every Saturday 3:30-8pm and every Sunday 1:30-6pm on New York’s public station WNYE-91.5FM and online at www.aktina.org . AKTINA TV, the only English-language Greek American TV series airs every Sunday 6-7pm WNYE-Ch. 25 in New York, and on Ocean TV20 in Toms River every Sunday 8-9pm and every Monday 11am-12pm. For more information about the activities of AKTINA Productions, Inc., including AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV please visit www.aktina.org.
GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY was established in 1994 with a purpose to promote the rich musical inheritance of Greece through the production of unique concerts that highlight each year different representative aspects of the Greek music repertoire. Recent AKTINA notable performances include, “The Songs Of Greek Cinema” in 2009 with Melina Aslanidou and Vagelis Douvalis, “From Markos Vamvakaris to Manos Loizos” in 2008 with Manolis Mitsias and “Tribute to George Zambetas” in 2007 with Kostas Makedonas. See videos of these concerts below