Kristi Stassinopoulou

REVIEWS

ROOTSTIME.BE 01/09/2012


Het is niet al kommer en kwel in het hedendaagse Hellas. Maar het scheelt niet veel. Ook muzikaal heeft het land te kampen gehad met tegenslagen, zoals het veel te vroeg verdwijnen, begin 2011, van singer-songwriter, producer en denktank Nikos Papazoglou, die als geen ander de link legde tussen oud en nieuw. Ook het fatale […]

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Greekadelia album

It’s Not Easy Being Greek (npr music) 06/08/2012


It’s not an easy time to be Greek. There’s the grinding and seemingly interminable economic crisis, endemic unemployment, riots and violence in the streets, a corroded political landscape (including the stratospheric rise of a neo-Nazi party, as chronicled by Maria Margaronis for The Nation) – and the feeling that the country is sliding into irrelevance. […]

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Financial Times 23/06/2012


3*** stars The Greek duo set traditional demotika songs for harmonium and lauto, then pump them up with samples With a blast of a seashell horn and a mangled announcement from a ferry captain, Stassinopoulou and Kalyviotis set off on a tour of Greece, setting traditional demotika songs for harmonium and lauto (the Greek lute), […]

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Guardian, UK 14/06/2012


4**** stars There has been little good news from Greece in recent months, so it’s great to find a Greek duo doing inventive, contemporary re-workings of traditional songs. Kristi and Stathis are not exactly newcomers – they once played together in a punk band, and have recorded a series of albums including the European bestseller […]

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fRoots 01/06/2012


The all-star fRoots 30th Birthday Concert at the Roundhouse a few years back was a night of celebration and revelation. Even those whose music had previously failed to strike a chord with me delivered short sets that hit the spot. Chief among these were the duo of Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis, who flew in especially from […]

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Independent, UK 24/05/2012


Nice to find something upbeat coming out of Greece, though that’s not the first word this charming CD calls to mind. “Reinvented folk” is how these young musicians like to describe their art, but with its ancient vocal undertones their down-home reinvention goes back to the music’s source. They set urban demotika, sailors’ songs and […]

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Grekadelia - Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis

Art Base, Brussels, Belgium 17 April 2010


Kristi Stassinopoúlou & Stathis Kalyviótis in Art Base in de Zandstraat 29 te Brussel op zaterdag 17 april 2010.

FOLKRODDELS.be review (in Flemish)

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Kristi Stassinopoulou - Taxidoscopio review - El Periodico

El Periodico 22/02/2007


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Los sonidos del planeta azul 11/02/2007


Kristi Stassinopoulou, autora de las letras, junto a Stathis Kalyviotis, compositor de la música, presentan uno de los trabajos discográficos más interesantes, emocionantes y contundentes de cuantos se están produciendo en Grecia. Las letras de Stassinopoulou (escritora, dibujante, compositora, letrista e instrumentista) retratan momentos concretos de viajes, vivencias y estados emocionales durante las giras de […]

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El Pais 12/01/2007


After the over-exposure to Greek music  we have had to suffer, it´s women like Stassinopoulou  who help to separate the sheep from the goats. Daring and intriguing as a Mediterranean Bjork, this travelling crucible ( the album) allows her to get on  well with the Northern  Iberian Peninsula or, more astonishing still , to come close to […]

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