Greek Songwriter Lavrentis Machairitsas Returns to New York

AKTINA’s Greek Music Journey 2015, November 3rd. Lavrentis Machairitsas before a full house of enthused fans. The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Prominent Greek singer / songwriter Lavrentis Machairitsas returns to New York, accompanied by actor / singer Giannis Zouganelis and a group of distinguished musicians on Friday, November 3, 2017, in a new and one of a kind performance, in support of New York’s public service media, AKTINA FM and TV.

The concert, produced by Elena Maroulleti from the acclaimed concert series GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY, will be hosted once again at the historic theater, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, on 68th Street between Park and Lexigton Avenues in Manhattan, Ν.Υ.

The concert is co-presented by the non-profit cultural organizations AKTINA Productions, Inc., and CYPRECO Of America, Inc.

Machairitsas and Zouganelis will be accompanied by a team of exceptional musicians  /soloists with whom they have been collaborating over the years. Among them, Steve Tesser in electric guitar/vocals, Akis Amprazis in bass/vocals, Alexandros Zouganelis in wind instruments, and Filippos Spyropoulos in drums.

AKTINA’s Greek Music Journey 2015, November 3rd. Machairitsas honored with NYC Council Citation. From left, Councilmember Costa Constantinides, Lavrentis Machairitsas and Elena Maroulleti, President AKTINA/CYPRECO & Concert Exec. Producer

Speaking about the upcoming performance, the President of AKTINA and CYPRECO and  concert’s Executive Producer, Elena Maroulleti, stressed that “we have been exclusively hosting concerts featuring Lavrentis Machairitsas every two years since 2013 and each new performance is an exceptional experience for our fans and supporters. We have teamed up once again with CYPRECO in the presentation of this new one of a kind concert, which will feature remarkable songs from the rich discography of Machairitsas, but also songs and comedy skits by renowned Greek artist Giannis Zouganelis. We are truly thrilled to host these two extraordinary artists in a very unique concert that will be entertaining and fun!”

Tickets are exclusively sold by the organizers. To charge tickets call 718-545-1151 or buy online at www.aktinafm.com. Affordable ticket prices range from $40-$95. The Kaye Playhouse is also wheelchair-accessible, with special designated seats in the main orchestra.

Lavrentis Machairitsas

With an impressive career spanning over 40 years, Lavrentis Mahairitsas is among the leading and most distinguished singers / songwriters of Greece with worldwide recognition. His songs stand through the years and they have marked the history of modern Greek song.

Apart from his unique talent, Machairitsas also stands out for his ethos, the remarkable energy he brings on stage, and his unique and gifted character, and he always engages fully with the audience.

On November 3rd, he will perform many of his most loved songs as well as some from his new album “Allaxan Polla” (Much has Changed), which features songs by great lyricists, including the legendary Manos Eleftheriou.

Giannis Zouganelis

Actor / songwrirer / singer / comedian Giannis Zouganelis is yet another renowned and multi-talented artist in Greece, with exceptional contributions to music, theater, cinema and the arts.

During his 40-year-long career, he has written music for cinema, for over 100 theatrical plays, contemporary and ancient tragedies, and several Greek TV series. He’s been in discography since 1971 and has released some 70 albums (personal, and in collaboration with other artists) and has participated as a guest star in some 40 other albums.

Zouganelis is also a distinguished actor and comedian, who has appeared in countless theatrical plays and TV series, while he has also collaborated with almost all of the renowned theatrical companies in Greece. He has also served as a host for TV shows, including the hit series of the Greek version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”
(Photo credit: Anastasios Mentis Photography)