Farantouri Maria


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Born: 28-11-1947
Web site: www.farantouri.gr
From: Greece, Athens


Maria Farantouri (Greek: Μαρία Φαραντούρη), born in Athens on 28 November 1947 is a Greek singer. She has collaborated with prominent Greek music composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, who wrote the score for Pablo Neruda's Canto General, which Farantouri performed.
During the military junta which ruled Greece until 1975 she colloborated with Mikis Theodorakis by recording protest songs in Europe. She has recorded songs in Spanish ('Hasta Siempre Comandante Che Guevara'), Italian, and English ("Joe Hill" and Brecht's "Alabama Song' from The Threepenny Opera), as well as works by Greek composers Eleni Karaindrou and also Mikalis Bourboulis ('San Elektra' and 'Tora Xero') in which she realized a special fusion of vocal and instrumental beauty with musical accompaniment by Vangelis. She also sang the notable 'Mauthausen Cycle'. She was an elected member of Greek Parliament for a few years.
Her voice is a particularly tender deep, sub-alto/baritone with about an octave and a half of silky smooth range.


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4 November 10, 01:53
  To 1998 βρήκε το ελληνικό τραγούδι να έχει μπει για τα καλά στον κυκεώνα των «σκουπιδιών» και των «νάιλον σουξέ» του ενός μήνα, μια κατάσταση που δυστυχώς εξακολουθεί να υφίσταται μέχρι σήμερα και μάλιστα σε χειρότερη μορφή από την τότε. Όμως, μέσα σ’ αυτή τη μουσική...

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Mehrdad Massoudi
28 July 11
3 February 11, 16:06
I have never been able to find a great voice like the voice of our dear MARIA FARANTOURI, officially described as follows:"....her voice is a particularly tender deep sub-alto/ baritone with an octave and a half silky smooth rang." Her songs are extremely beautiful, mostly composed by great master MIKIS THEODORAKIS. God bless both of them. Furthermore, Mrs. MARIA FARANTOURI is a true human being, and a brave, humble & modest singer. I can't give up listening to her songs since I have been listening to her songs for 37 years. Sincerely yours, Mehrdad Massoudi. Thursday February 3rd, 2011
6 September 18
12 March 11, 04:14
You bet! Really amazing. Other people can sing the same tunes quite nicely, but somehow they don't get through your defenses. I which there were more videos with synchronized translations available.
Polykarpos Parioritsas
30 March 11
30 March 11, 01:00
θεϊκή φωνή και μεγάλη προσωπικότητα σε δύσκολους καιρούς.
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