If you’re worried about missing out on live Greek music in September because you aren’ t going to be here for an Herodion concert, or if the tickets are a bit more than you wanted to spend, the Athens Music Hall, Megaron Mousikis’ Nine Muses Atrium is the place to go for budget friendly live Greek music in September.
The motto for this year’s concert series is “Sing! Don’t be shy!”, and they’ve lined up a collection of singers who will definitely be willing to oblige. Babis Stokas, a former member of the Greek band Pyx Lax will perform songs by Manos Hadjidakis, Pavlos Sidiropoulos, and the oh so happy tunes of Yiorgos Zambetas (ok, they aren’t all happy songs, but on the scale of happiness in Greek music, Zambetas tips in favor of hand clapping and toe tapping).
On September 11 and 12, Elli Paspala joins forces with David Lynch for highlights from their 20 years in music, with highlights, again, from Hadjidakis (there is a pattern here, this Hadjidakis guy is BIG in Greece, and since you’re too late to see him, you should at least find someplace to hear his music.
September 14 and 15 bring the electro folk group Imam Baildi with Eleonora Zouganeli for an interesting evening of ethnic fusion music, and on the 17th UK born singer, Athena Andreadis will perform.
The series comes to a close with Martha Fritsila singing traditional and contemporary ballads on September 21 and 22.
Tickets are 25 euro, 10 euro for students with valid ID and are available online at www.megaron.gr or at the Megaron Mousikis – Athens Music Hall box office at Vasilias Sofia. For more information call +30-210-728-2333.