AKTINA’s Benefit Concert With Yannis Kotsiras Captivates Audience! (Video)

Photo credit: Anastasios Mentis

On April 21, renowned Greek star Yannis Kotsiras was hosted once again by the non-profit cultural organization AKTINA Productions, Inc., at New York’s landmark theater, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College during a new captivating performance produced by Elena Maroulleti.

This benefit concert for public service media, AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV which sold out way in advance was enjoyed by Greek Americans and non-Greeks alike and was hailed by all in attendance as “one of kind.”

Accompanied by his distinguished musicians, Vangelis Machairas, bouzouki, baglama, lute, Akis Katsoupakis, piano, keyboards, Kostas Michalos, guitars, Yiannis Grypaios, bass and Nektarios Gavalas drums, Kotsiras who was AKTINA’s guest during Greek Music Journey 2015 returned to the Kaye with a new beautiful program filled with exceptional songs from his rich discography as well as with classic hits by other great singers such as Lavrentis Machairitsas, Pyx-Lax, Nikos Gounaris, Vasilis Tsitsanis among others while he paid once again a special tribute to the late legendary singer Dimitris Mitropanos.

In a beautiful setting with exceptional sound and lights, the program which started at 8:30pm sharp and lasted for almost 2-and-a-half hours opened with the band that played the everlasting instrumental by Manos Hadzidakis, “The Waltz of Lost Dreams” and then Yannis Kotsiras welcomed the crowd with his great hit “7 Glasses.” This was followed by loved songs from his latest album Pseftis Keros which also became great hits on AKTINA FM. Singing along, the crowd enjoyed among others the hits, “Sta Idia Diktia” and “Kathe Fora.”

The performance which received rave reviews and remarkable buzz on social media also stood out for the exceptional love and warmth which Yannis Kotsiras conveyed to his fans who rewarded him from beginning to end with non-stop applause and cheers. Kotsiras also conveyed a very distinct feeling to all with his amazing interpretation of everlasting hits by other renowned and legendary singers.

Greek Music Journey 2017 continues on Friday, November 3 at 8:30pm at the Kaye Playhouse with legendary singer/songwriter Lavrentis Machairitsas, his band and renowned artist Giannis Zouganelis as guest Star. Machairitsas returns to New York for yet another captivating performance that no one should miss. For tickets call 718-545-1151 or buy online www.aktinafm.com.