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Balkan Swing Rhythms at Athens Airport this Friday


balkana_mama_posterOn Friday, November 20, the “Musicport” of Athens International Airport (AIA) will feature the nine-member music group Melios Balkana Mama and “swing” travellers and visitors “off their feet” with Balkan Swing rhythms.

The group will perform at 12:30 noon at the Departures Level – Airport’s Shopping Center, an area open to the public.

Since their entrance in the music scene in 2011, Melios Balkana Mama have collaborated with many important artists such as the Athens State Orchestra, Yiannis Kotsiras, Nikos Portokaloglou, Gerasimos Andreatos, Sofia Papazoglou and others. The group has taken part in several festivals and projects such as the Athens World Music Festival and the ARK Festival.

“Melios Balkana Mama” are:
Melios Katatsamakis: lyrics, music, vocals, trumpet
Alexandros Livitsanos: musical arrangement, keyboards, horn
Menelaos Moraitis: tuba
Dimitris Bosinakos: drums
Spyros Pelekanos: electric guitar
Panayiotis Danikas: electric bass
Jim Staridas: trompone
Markos Karavas: alto and baritone saxophone
Myrto Kamvisidi: vocals

The “Musicport” is part of the Fly me to the Moon, a manifold cooperation between Athens International Airport and ελculture cultural platform.

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