Along with Lamia Bedioui, Savina Yannatou and Primavera en Saloni take you on a trip of musical exploration of water.
Water is the central element of soprano Savina Yannatou’s new project. Water in all its forms: river water, rain, the water contained in the body. Water as a danger for refugees, on sea. The scarcity of water. In her new project, Yannatou appears on stage with Lamia Bedioui, whose tales and songs, in Arabic and Bedouin dialects, offer strong or hushed nuances.
Both singers are accompanied by Primavera en Salonico, a group with which Savina Yannatou has recorded several albums, for ECM Records, and with which she has performed all over the world. Together, they propose us Mediterranean songs from different eras. In this well-balanced approach of tradition and modernity, voice is accompanied by oud, qanun, violin, accordion, percussions, waterphone, mbira and bass. Their free and playful arrangements leave a large space for improvisation, producing a unique sound, born from a thirty somewhat year-old collaboration. With Primavera en Salonico the Greek singer, who masters vocal techniques from the whole world, gives her own interpretation of traditional music, ranging from Greek marriage songs to those of Slavs or Sephardic Jews.
- Savina Yannatou: voice
- Lamia Bedioui: voice
Primavera en Salonico:
- Kostas Vomvolos: qanoûn, accordion
- Haris Lambrakis: nay
- Kyriakos Gouventas: violin
- Yannis Alexandris: oud
- Michalis Siganidis: bass
- Kostas Theodorou: percussions