The Voice Of Greece - Nana Mouskouri

The Voice Of Greece
Nana Mouskouri is one of the biggest selling female artists of all time. In a fifty year career, she has sold over 350 million records and sung in more than 15 languages.

The road that took her from her modest roots in Crete and Athens to international superstardom, reads like a script from a Hollywood movie; a bespectacled, plump, shy, child grows into one of the worlds most iconic female artists. Nana at first captivated audiences in the tavernas and nightclubs of Athens, singing Greek folksongs and compositions written for her by the respected Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis and lyricist Nikos Gatsos. One such song, Hartino to fengaraki (The Paper Moon) became a huge domestic hit and was followed by another Hadjidakis composition, Ta Pedia Tou Pirea (The Children Of Piraeus) Aka Never On A Sunday, from the film of the same name. Overnight, the movie sparked a huge interest in Greek music and culture and propelled Nana onto the world stage.
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Xypna Agapi Mou (Wake Up My Love) / Erini (Irene) / Kanela-Kaneloriza (On The Waterfront) / Mera Mayou (May Day) / To Tragoudi Tis Khalimas / Triantafilo Sto Stithos (A Rose On The Chest) / Kontessa Konessina Mou / I vrochoula (The Rain) / Mia Sinnefia (Cloudy Sky) / Ilissos (River Ilissus) / Mia Mera Akomi (One More Day) / San Paramithi San Istoria (Like A Tale) / Ta Pedia Tou Pirea (The Children Of Piraeus) Aka Never On A Sunday / I Prodosia (Treason) / Kathe Trello Pedi (Every Crazy Boy) / To Fengari Ine Kokkino (The Moon Is Red) / Xero kapio Asteri (The Little Star) / I Timoria (The Punishment) / O Imittos (Mount Himmitos) / Pisso Ap'tis Triandafiles (Behind The Rose Bushes) / Ela Pare Mou Ti Lipi (Take My Sorrow Away) / Hartino To Fengaraki (The Paper Moon) /. Gia Sena Tin Agapi Mou (My Love Is For You) / O Karaghiozis / Agapi Pou Ejinesdikopo Macheri (Love Is A Double-Edged Sword / Mazi Me Sena (Together) / Glike Mou Esi Den Hathikes (My Sweet You Are Not Lost)
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female artists of all time. In a career spanning more than five decades,
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languages.Nana at first captivated audiences in the tavernas and
nightclubs of late fifties Athens, singing Greek folksongs and
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Nana Mouskouri. Greek singing legend and inspirational jet-setting philanthropist; she of trademark dark-rimmed glasses with long raven hair parted down the centre. A remarkable woman who worked her way up from humble beginnings with irresistible charm and style to become one of the world's most popular divas.
Born Ioanna (Nana is her nickname) in Crete, she moved at the age of three to Athens, where her father, a movie projectionist, was a resistance fighter during the Second World War. Nana started taking classical voice lessons when she was 12 but was expelled from the Athens Conservatory when (horror of horrors) it was discovered she’d been singing with a jazz group at night.
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