Eleni Tsaligopoulou is one of the most dynamic and leading voices of Greece. She will be accompanied by her band, Bogaz Musique, in this performance. The Greek Music Journey will revive the renowned rembetika (Greek blues), laika (popular folk), traditional music, and contemporary folk, which stand as pillars in the Greek music repertoire and which Tsaligopoulou has performed notably for over three decades.
Tsaligopoulou launched her singing career in 1985 while studying music in Thessaloniki. Since then she has collaborated in live performances and also recorded with almost all the leading songwriters and composers of Greece including the legendary Manos Hadjidakis, George Zikas, and Stamatis Spanoudakis, among others. Her 2015 hit, "Trava Re Magka," was inspired by the original song under the same title from the rembetika era by Kostas Skarvelis. Tsaligopoulou excels with her distinct voice, her talent of bringing together the different representative styles of Greek music, and her dynamic stage presence. Her band includes some of the most renowned musicians and soloists with whom she has collaborated for over two decades. In early 2015 Tsaligopoulou renamed her group Bogaz Musique. Bogaz means "passing breeze" and appropriately represents the group who, like a breath of fresh air, pass through, bringing the audience exceptional Greek music performed in the most representative manner using traditional, authentic musical instruments.
Watch Eleni Tsaligopoulou's video for “Trava Re Magka”: