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Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Songs of an Other

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Savina Yannatou fa viaggiare la sua voce nel tempo e nello spazio. L'ascolti in Armenia sulle tracce di un amore finito ("Sareri hovin mernem"). Ma anche tra la Macedonia e la Bulgaria nella confessione ad una madre ("Za lioubih maimo tri momi") o nella sua Grecia dei racconti mitologici ("O Yannis kai o drago") o ancora nell'Italia rurale ...

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Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Songs Of An Other

Read "Songs Of An Other" reviewed by Budd Kopman

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 ...

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Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Songs of An Other

Read "Songs of An Other" reviewed by John Kelman

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 ...