Dalaras to tour Australia

Neos Kosmos

3 Jul 2010

George Dalaras, Greece’s most famous singer and musician, will be touring down under in October - tickets on sale from July 14!

George Dalaras, Greece’s quintessential musical troubadour with a social conscience, is heading to our shores this October. As part of his Encore world tour he is will come with his long-time musical friends Mihalis Tzouganakis and Melina Aslanidou, along with an ensemble of exceptional musicians.
Having completed a European city tour of Zurich, Vienna, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and for the first time Istanbul.

Dalaras will be presenting demotica, laika, rebetika - songs from his early years and memories of the great composers of Greece. Unlike previous concerts, the musicians play solo parts and improvise on their instruments.

Dalaras’ exceptional voice and instrumental skills have placed him at the forefront of innovation in contemporary Greek music. Over the last three decades he has renewed the genre of Greek laika by leading his mainly youthful public along neglected musical paths like the smirneika and the rebetika.

George Dalaras is simply a musical phenomenon. Yet, this soft spoken and modest man shuns the ‘star system’ and the banalities of commercial Greek music.

He has allowed his audiences to discover a range of new music. Dalaras’ collaborations with international artists have demonstrated his ability to cross over into other styles. He has, recorded and appeared on stage with Sting, Paco de Lucia, Al di Meola, Goran Bregovic, Ian Anderson, Joan Faulkner, Jocelyn B. Smith, Emma Chapplin and produced albums such as the Misa Criolla of Ariel Ramirez and Latin. If Greece has a voice then it surely is Dalaras.