Lavrentis Machairitsas and Giannis Zouganelis perform in Aktina’s Greek Music Journey 2017
Greek legendary songwriter/singer Lavrentis Machairitsas returns to New York accompanied by Giannis Zouganelis and their distinguished musicians on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:30pm in a new and one of a kind performance in support of New York’s public service media, AKTINA FM and TV. The concert produced by Elena Maroulleti from the acclaimed concert series, GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY will be hosted once again at the historic theater, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, on 68th Street between Park and Lexigton Avenues in Manhattan, Ν.Υ. The concert is co-presented by the non-profit cultural organizations AKTINA Productions, Inc., and CYPRECO Of America, Inc. Machairitsas and Zouganelis are accompanied by a team of exceptional musicians/soloists with whom they have been collaborating over the years among them Steve Tesser, electric guitar/vocals, Akis Amprazis, bass/vocals, Alexandros Zouganelis, wind instruments and Filippos Spyropoulos, drums.
Referring to the upcoming performance, the President of AKTINA and CYPRECO and the concert’s Executive Producer, Elena Maroulleti stressed that, “we have been exclusively hosting concerts featuring Lavrentis Machairitsas every two years since 2013 and each new performance is an exceptional experience for our fans and supporters. We have teamed up once again with CYPRECO in the presentation of this new one of a kind concert which will feature remarkable songs from the rich discography of Machairitsas but also songs and comedy skits by Greek renowned artist Giannis Zouganelis. We are truly thrilled to host these two unique artists in a very unique concert that will be both entertaining and fun!”
Tickets are exclusively sold by the organizers. To charge tickets call 718-545-1151 or buy online at www.aktinafm.com. Credit card processing fees apply for every ticket purchase. All sales are final, no refunds/exchanges. Affordable ticket prices range from $40-$95. The Kaye Playhouse is also wheelchair accessible with special designated seats in the main orchestra.
With an impressive career spanning over 40 years, Lavrentis Mahairitsas is among the leading and most distinguished singers/songwriters of Greece with worldwide recognition. His songs are exceptional and over the years they have marked and highlight the history of Greek song as well as his career. Apart from his unique talent as a singer/songwriter, Machairitsas also stands out for his ethos, for the remarkable energy he brings on stage, and for his unique and gifted character that always engages fully the audience during his performances. Attendees to the November 3rd concert will sing and clap along to some of the most loved and everlasting songs of Machairitsas as well as to his new hits from his recent 2017 album “Allaxan Polla” (Much has Changed) which features amazing songs by great lyricists including the legendary Manos Eleftheriou.
Machairitsas, apart from the countless hit songs which comprise his personal discography which are crowned with Platinum and Gold certifications, he has also composed hit songs for other renowned singers both in Greece and abroad. He has also collaborated in recordings and live performances with over 20 world acclaimed non-Greek artists such as Salvadore Adamo, Tonino Carotone, Christophe, Anne Catherine Gillet, Bernard Lavilliers, Maria Pilar Piluca, Quantor Stevens, Josep Tero, Vasco Rossi and others.
Giannis Zouganelis, is yet another renowned and multi-talented artist with exceptional contributions to music, theater, cinema and the arts. He is a singer/songwriter/actor/comedian and recipient of distinct Academic Diplomas in the areas he serves. He is among the very few orchestration composers in Greece whose works have been released worldwide. During his 40-year long career, he has written music for cinema, for over 100 theatrical plays both contemporary and ancient tragedies and for several Greek TV series. He’s been in discography since 1971 and has released some 70 albums (personal and in collaboration with other artists) and has participated as a Guest Star in some 40 other albums. Giannis Zouganelis is also a distinguished actor and comedian who has appeared in countless theatrical plays and TV series, while he has also collaborated with almost all of the renowned theatrical companies of Greece. He is also a host for TV shows including the hit series of the Greek version “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” The multi-talented Giannis Zouganelis is also a music and theater teacher.
AKTINA FM airs daily 24/7 online at www.aktinafm.com and live every Saturday 3:30-8pm and every Sunday 1:30-6pm on WNYE 91.5FM in NY and simultaneously online from its website. AKTINA TV airs every Sunday 6-7pm on WNYE Ch. 25 in NY. For more information please visit, www.aktina.org or call 718-545-1151.