Haris Alexiou - The Greek Singer that Mesmerizes Greece
Few singers can touch so many souls all over the world, like Haris Alexiou
, also known as Haroula Alexiou.
A woman with a deep, throaty and passionate voice, a Greek singer that embodies the destiny and characteristics of her country as no one else: joyful, filled with love, dramatic, tragic, and heart wrenching, Haris Alexiou is, for many, the most important female singer born in this country, featuring an incredible repertoire.
Mesmerizing generations and generations with her
warm and marvelous voice, Alexiou
easily became the salient symbol not only of Greek Music
but of the entire Greek culture.
range of emotions is impressive, to say the least.
A short Biography of Haris Alexiou
(real name Hariklia Roupaka) was born in Thiva on December 27th 1950 but soon came to Athens with her
mother and brother.
was known to sing folk and laika songs in fairs and festivals, but until the early 70s she
was not yet discovered by the large music companies.
was considered a singer of laika songs; her
album "12 Laika Songs" makes a big hit and broadens her
sings in night stages and clubs in Greece, giving concerts along with other major singers of the time.
During the 70s she
starts working with Manos Loizos, a great Greek composer who became a personal friend of hers and gave her
some of his
During the 80s, Alexiou
horizons, diversifying her
makes a huge and dramatic turn in her
changes a hairdo, which shocks the Greeks, and releases an album that made history, called "Di'efhon" (With Blessings).
The album makes a blast and Alexiou
is awarded the Prix Adami by the French Academie Charles Gros.
French, seduced by her
voice call her
"The Greek Edith Piaf".
tours and recordings to the present; every live appearance of her
is a huge event and is attended by thousands of Greeks.
has been able to adjust and adapt to new sounds with great ease and success, gathering international attention due to her
emotive and passionate voice and her
amazing stage performance.
Tha patheis erota - Haris Alexiou
Tha patheis erota - Haris Alexiou March 3, 2012