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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Savina Yannatou And Primavera en Salonico : Ta Sefaraditika 1994



She is the best Greek Ethnic Vocalist and this is one of the best albums released in Greece .

One of the best posts on this blog

Savina Yannatou (Greek: Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου / born March 16 , 1959 in Athens) is a renowned Greek female singer .

She studied singing at the Greek National conservatory in Athens and later at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1979 she began working as a professional and two years later participated in the recording of the critically acclaimed album "Εδώ Λιλιπούπολη" ("Edo Lilipoupoli", "Lilipoupolis here"); following that, her career took off and has since released numerous albums, singing in different languages. Her repertoire consists mainly of Mediterranean , Renaissance , Baroque and Sephardic songs , although she has a keen interest in classical , jazz and avant-garde music .

Yannatou is also a songwriter ("Rosa das Rosas", "Dreams of the mermaid"), as well as a composer for theater ("Medea" for the National Theatre of Greece) , dance theater and video art. Currently she's an ECM artist.

Sephardic music was born in medieval Spain , with cantigas being performed at the royal courts . Since then , it has picked up influences from across Spain , Morocco , Argentina , Turkey , Greece and various popular tunes from Spain and further abroad . There are three types of Sephardic songs , topical and entertainment songs , romance songs and spiritual or ceremonial songs .
Lyrics can be in several languages , including Hebrew for religious songs , and Ladino.


These song traditions spread from Spain to Morocco (the Western Tradition) and several parts of the Ottoman Empire (the Eastern Tradition) including Greece , Jerusalem , the Balkans and Egypt . Sephardic music adapted to each of these locales , assimilating North African high-pitched , extended ululations ; Balkan rhythms , for instance in 9/8 time ; and the Turkish maqam mode .

Songs which are song by women are traditionally sung while performing household tasks , without accompaniment or harmony . Tambourines and other percussion instruments are sometimes used , especially in wedding songs . Men have added oud and qanun to the instrumentation , and more modern performers incorporate countless other imported instruments .



The early 20th century saw some popular commercial recordings of Sephardic music come out of Greece and Turkey , followed by Jerusalem and other parts of the Eastern Tradition .
The first performers were mostly men , including the Turks Jack Mayesh , Haim Efendi and Yitzhak Algazi . Later , a new generation of singers arose , many of whom were not themselves Sephardic . Gloria Levy , Pasharos Sefardies , Flory Jagoda and Janet & Jak Esim Ensemble are popular Eastern Tradition performers of this period . Gerard Edery , Savina Yannatou , Stefani Valadez , Francoise Atlan and Yasmin Levy and are among the new generation of singers bringing a new interpretation to the Ladino/Judeo-Spanish heritage and , in the case of Levy and Edery , mixing it with Andalusian Flamenco.


From the sephardic music roots has grown a large corpus of original new classical music , Notable among modern composers are:

* Yitzhak Yedid, who has composed mostly for chamber groups, strives to combine classical genres with improvisation of Sephardic roots and arabic music. Yedid's composition 'Oud Bass Piano Trio' is a good example of this.
* Betty Olivera, who has takes traditional Jewish melodies – both Ashkenazic and Sephardic – and sets them in complex, profoundly dissonant contexts. Her work Serafim for soprano, clarinet, violin, cello and piano is a good example of this.
* Taippi Fleischer, who has composed vocal works that merge contemporary Western compositional techniques with the modal, quartertone scales of Arabic music.


Τα Σεφαραδίτικα, λαϊκά τραγούδια των Ισπανοεβραίων , ερμηνευμένα σε αυτή τη συλλογή από τη Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου , συνιστούν στο σύνολό τους ένα αρκετά αντιφατικό όσο και γοητευτικό μωσαϊκό . Ο Ευρωπαϊκός Μεσαίωνας , η Βυζαντινή και Αραβοπερσική παράδοση συνυπάρχουν με στοιχεία από τη λαϊκή μουσική της Ιβηρικής , της Βαλκανικής και της ευρύτερης Μεσογείου . Πρόκειται για παραδοσιακά τραγούδια φτιαγμένα από τους Ισπανοεβραίους της Θεσσαλονίκης , που , έως πριν 50 χρόνια , ακούγονταν θλιμμένα ή όλο κέφι στις φτωχογειτονιές της πόλης .


YEDI KULE
ΓΕΝΤΙ ΚΟΥΛΕ

Του Γεντί Κουλέ περνώντας θα δεις τη φυλακή,
τήνε ζώνουν ένα γύρο τοίχοι πολύ αψηλοί .

Εκεί για σένα βρίσκομαι στα σίδερα δεμένος
και μέσα στο μπουντρούμι μου θρηνώ απελπισμένος .

Το φως μου το στερήσανε , βάσανο είν' η ζωή μου ,
το χάρο εγώ κορίτσι μου , τον βλέπω απέναντί μου .

Εγώ ' μαι μες τη φυλακή κι εσύ μες τα λουλούδια ,
πονάει το στήθος μου η καρδιά , θέλω για με να κλάψεις .

Απ' του Γεντί Κουλέ τις φυλακές έλα , μιά βόλτα κάνε
για να δεις σε τι μαύρο χάλι οι μέρες μου περνάνε .

Μαύρο φουστανάκι τράβα τώρα ράψε ,
και στη συναγωγή λάδι για μένα τάξε .


Label : LYRA
Year : 1994
Format : Vinyl LP ( Sorry for the scraches )
Aριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκηs
Διανομή : Κίνησιs

DOWNLOAD HERE

Αφιερωμένο στο φίλο μου τον Λώρενs που ελπίζω να το εκτιμίσει !!!

5 comments:

  1. Κορυφαίο Κώστα... Ευχαριστώ για την αφιέρωση και την ανάρτηση!

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  2. Ρε παιδιά τι μου θυμίσατε τώρα. Το χω το βινύλιο λιωμένο στο ντουλάπι. Χίλια ευχαριστώ!!!

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  3. Votre blog est tres interessant.

    Felicitations!

    Loui

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  4. She is stunning - not only one of the world's great singers but a true artist whose work is a testament to vision and imagination...
    d

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    1. @ dugg : I agree my friend . I met her at the roukounas beach (Anafi Island) , 10 years ago . She was simple her . A great person .

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