Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico
The irrepressible Savina Yannatou and her band Primavera en Salonico perform music based on traditional genres, for the most part from the Mediterranean region. They present their latest project Thessaloniki, which focuses on the capital of Greek Macedonia in the early 20th century, when it was a melting pot of Jews, Greeks, Turks, Bulgarians, Armenians, and Albanians. Yannatou dives in these ancient cultures and revives the beauty of their old songs.
"The fragile beauty of Yannatou's voice is key to the music, successfully conveying the emotional impact of the events it remembers. Time and again, her wordless vocals are effectively contrasted with other instruments to emphasis the vulnerability of the voice." (allaboutjazz.com)