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Greek Star Yannis Kotsiras Returns to New York on April 21st For Aktina’s Greek Music Journey 2017!
Greek leading Greek star Yannis Kotsiras who captivated the audience in his debut personal performance in the U.S., during AKTINA’s April 2015 GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY (GMJ) sold out concert, returns to New York by popular demand for yet another memorable performance presented by AKTINA Productions, Inc., and produced by Elena Maroulleti. Yannis Kotsiras will perform on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:30pm at New York’s landmark theater, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on E. 68th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues in Manhattan. Tickets are sold exclusively by the organizers and demand is unprecedented since the concert was officially announced on December 18, 2016 on AKTINA FM when Yannis Kotsiras was a guest on the show.
This benefit concert for public service media AKTINA FM-WNYE 91.5FM and AKTINA TV-WNYE Channel 25, promises another magical evening at the Kaye with Yannis Kotsiras who returns with a new and remarkable program featuring songs from his distinct and rich personal discography highlighting also songs from his latest hit album “Pseftis Keros” (Lying Time) released in the fall of 2016. He is accompanied by his band featuring the distinguished soloists, Akis Katsoupakis, piano/keyboards, Vangelis Machairas, bouzouki/baglama/tzoura, Kostas Michalos, guitars/vocals, Yiannis Grypaios, bass and Nektarios Gavalas, drums.
Referring to this new musical performance, Elena Maroulleti, the concert’s Executive Producer stressed that, “in response to ongoing requests from our fan base to bring back to New York Yannis Kotsiras, we contacted the artist and we are extremely honored and happy that his schedule was open and he is returning for another concert that will truly fascinate once again everyone in attendance. With a career spanning some 30 years, Yannis Kotsiras has an abundance of great and everlasting hits to share with us and certainly he has so much more to share on his second visit on April 21st. We will also have the unique opportunity to enjoy live songs from his latest hit album “Pseftis Keros” which is considered another exceptional masterpiece in his personal discography.”
Yannis Kotsiras stands out for his distinct voice and his ability of bringing together the different representative styles of Greek music, including the popular Rembetika (Greek blues) and Laika (popular folk) with which he launched his career in 1990. He also excels for his high energy performances. He is a singer, songwriter and a musician and his main instrument is the guitar that accompanies him in all of his performances. His amazing career is crowned with several platinum and gold records, exceptional collaborations with legendary Greek composers, lyricists and singers, with sold out concerts and thousands of fans around the globe. He has released over 20 personal albums and has appeared as a guest star in over 20 others which feature disparate styles of Greek music such as Laika, Rembetika, Folk, Traditional and Contemporary. In the fall of 2016 Kotsiras released his album “Pseftis Keros” (Lying Time). The album became an instant hit following its release further verifying the great impact of Yannis Kotsiras in Greek music.
To charge tickets call AKTINA at (718) 545-1151 or purchase online at aktinafm.com
For cash purchases please visit TITAN Foods, 25-56 31st Street in Astoria.