Savina Yannatou & Primavera En Salonico


Savina Yannatou vocals

Primavera En Salonico
Kostas Vomvolos kanonaki (quanun), accordion
Haris Lambrakis nay
Kyriakos Gouventas violin
Yannis Alexandris oud
Michalis Siganidis double bass
Kostas Theodorou percussion

Renowned Greek vocalist and ECM recording artist Savina Yannatou brings her project Songs of Thessaloniki to the UK for the first time. Once known colloquially as the Jerusalem of the Balkans, Thessaloniki has been home to a host of cultures, religions and ethnic communities. Plunging deep into her hometown’s rich and complex history, Savina shines as a unique interpreter and spokeswoman for the city’s ghosts. Based on traditional material, and using acoustic instruments, many of which have their origins in the East, Savina and her group Primavera en Salonico create a dazzling and evocative sound.