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Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Songs Of An Other

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The mesmerizing Songs Of An Other is the second ECM studio recording for vocalist Savina Yannatou and the instrumental group Pimavera en Salonico. Their first ECM release, Terra Nostra (2003), was live and not actually recorded, but licensed by ECM, which led to their first studio ECM recording, Sumiglia (2005).Pimavera en Salonico has been together for fifteen years with basically the same members, and creates arrangements of traditional or folk music from lands in a great arc from ...

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Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Songs of An Other

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Greek singer Savina Yannatou and her longstanding group, Primavera en Salonico, continue to mine music from a wealth of seemingly disparate cultures, proving that politics and religion may divide, but music unites. Avoiding the liner notes, what's perhaps most surprising about Songs of An Other is how the songs may feel as if they're aligned with one culture when, in fact, they come from another. It's all part of the boundary-breaking aesthetic that has defined Yannatou's group since they first ...

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Savina Yannatou: Sumiglia

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With her international début, Terra Nostra (ECM, '03), Greek singer Savina Yannatou and her group Primavera en Salonico continued a musical philosophy beginning with a series of Greek releases in '95 with the self-titled Spring in Salonica. Mining traditional music largely from the Mediterranean area, but in some cases stretching as far abroad as Scotland and the Caribbean, Yannatou demonstrates how seemingly diverse ethnic styles are ultimately and inextricably linked. The subject of how musical concepts which began in the ...