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Two songs by George Sabanis in the new album of Nikos Oikonomopoulos "Ennoeitai"

In his new album “Ennoeitai” (EMI, Greece, 2012),  Nikos Oikonomopoulos continued his cooperation with the talented young composer George Sabanis, which has began a year earlier and has brought to the previous four times platinum album of the most talented laiko singer of a new generation two masterpieces, written on the words by Eleni Giannatsoulia, a fabulous poet- lyricist. 

This time Sabanis  took for his compositions the lyrics by two other big masters of the song genre: Niki Papateochari and Nikos Gritsis.
Both of these tracks were immediately appreciated by the public, especially after the first live performances.

“Melancholia mou” (My melancholy) , from the very beginning charms you with its unusual instrumental intro. This zeibekiko is written with the transparent polyphonic texture of the most modern sound. The impressive melody begins unusually low to ascend to the top.
In the words emerged from the pen of Niki Papatheochari, there is a subtly described portrait of a young m…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos: My passion to the song is obvious - Ennoeitai!

The famous singer was talking to the TV Magazine “Tiletheatis” on the occasion of the release of his new album “Ennoeitai” Nikos Oikonomopoulos (Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος) spoke about his new CD with love, describing it as one of the most comprehensive works he has ever done. “Ennoeitai” is versatile, because we found very nice songs for it and because I like to connect my thoughts with the thoughts of others. Each new album is a collection of experiences from which you learn. " When being asked "if it feels heavy load for everybody waiting that long for a moment of success," he replied: "These are the rules of the game in our work. When you exist in show business and want to be a star naturally there should be expectations” Regarding the "strong" partnerships he had so far in his career, such as with Giannis Parios, Stamatis Gonidis and Despina Vandi, he said: "The truth is that I was fortunate in my collaborations. Each of these was a happy per…

Εννοείται: Η αγάπη φέρνει πόνο και εξυψώνει την ψυχή. Η επισκόπηση του νέου CD άλμπουμ του Νίκου Οικονομόπουλου.

Το νέο άλμπουμ του Νίκου Οικονομόπουλου με τίτλο «Εννοείται» (ΕΜΙ 2012) έχει προσελκύσει την προσοχή των ακροατών πολύ καιρό πριν από την κυκλοφορία του.  Τα δύο πιλοτικά singles το "Εννοείται" και το "Ώρα να πηγαίνω" βρίσκονται στις πρώτες θεσεις των επιτυχιών στα ραδιόφωνα.Τώρα το κοινό καλείται να ακούσει και τα 14 κομμάτια, που ερμηνεύει μια από τις καλύτερες φωνές της εποχής μας. Ας κάνουμε μια συνοπτική κριτική των τραγουδιών και των δημιουργών τους.
Ο Πάνος Καπίρης, ένας διακεκριμένος συνθέτης, έγραψε 3 κομμάτια για το άλμπουμ. Τα δύο από αυτά, το "Εννοείται" και το "Ώρα να πηγαίνω" με στίχους της Ελένης Γιαννατσούλια, είναι ήδη οι κορυφαίες επιτυχίες. Το τρίτο "Εγώ ο δυνατός" είναι ένα παραδοσιακό Ζεϊμπέκικο με τέλεια δομημένη μελωδία και εκφραστικούς στίχους από την Νίκη Σπυροπούλου.
Ο Γιώργος Σαμπάνης συνέβαλε σε 2 τραγούδια στο CD: το "Μελαγχολία μου" (μια σύγχρονη Ζεϊμπέκικο-Μπαλάντα) με στίχους της Νίκης Παπαθεοχά…

"Ennoeitai": Love brings suffering and elevates the soul . Review of the new CD album by Nikos Oikonomopoulos

The new album by Nikos Oikonomopoulos “Εννοείται” (EMI, Greece, 2012) has attracted attention of listeners long before the release. Two its pilot singles (Εννοείται and  Ώρα να πηγαίνω) have become leaders of the radio hit parades. Now the audience is invited to listen to all the 14 tracks, recorded by one of the best voices of our time

Let us do a cursory review of the songs according to their authorship.

Panos Kapiris, a prominent composer,  wrote 3 tracks for the album, two of which Εννοείται and  Ώρα να πηγαίνω  with the verses by Eleni Giannatsoulia  already are the top hits.  The third one, Εγω ο δυνατος, is a traditional zeibekiko with perfectly shaped melody and expressive lyrics by Niki Spiropoulou.

George Sabanis contributed 2 songs to the CD: Μελαγχολία μου (a contemporary zeibekiko -ballad) with the soul penetrating lyrics by Niki Papatheochari and a dramatic rock ballad Τρυπα Στην Καρδια on the words by Nikos Gritsis.

Three compositions came from the pen of the new author, Le…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos broadcast on the radio Sfera 102, 2.

This year radio Sfera 102,2 arranged for admirers of Nikos Oikonomopoulos  a nice surprise, thanks to a specially equipped studio in The Mall Athens.  Sitting behind the transparent wall, his fans could experience firsthand how their favorite singer turned into a charismatic radio presenter.
After promising Natalia Germanou and Valentino that he is not going to “eat” their  job in the time of crisis, and that all the money earned from the broadcast he will return, Nikos took up his duties.
He immediately confessed that he loves radio more than television, where he feels uncomfortable. In addition, he said that radio provides more accurate assessment of the artist, it attracts attention to the beauty of the voice. “A beautiful voice works here as an invitation to hear more of the singer you liked”.

Nikos defined his task as showing to the audience (especially young listeners)  the songs that are rarely heard on the radio, but deserve much more airtime. He believes that there is a flood of…

The new CD by Nikos Oikonomopoulos to be released on December, 11 !!!

The new CD album by the most prominent Greek singer Nikos Oikonomopoulos to be released to all the music stores in Greece on the 11th of December, 2012. 

On the 14th of December this album to be sold together with the magazine Τηλεθεατής.
The instant success of this album is quite predictable, as two of the 14th tracks of the CD, Εννοειται and Ώρα να πηγαίνω, have already occupied top positions on the Greek radio charts! 

The previous album of this singer “Tha eimai edo” (EMI, 2011) achieved a four times platinum number of sales.

The music tracks are written by composers Panos Kapiris, Georgos Sabanis, Nikos and Christian Doulamis, Lemonis Skopelitis, Giannis Ieremias and Dimitris Paraskevopoulos with lyrics by Eleni Giannatsoulia, Niki Papatheochari, Fotas Theodorou, Nektarios Tirakis, Nikos Gritsis and a tandem of Christodoulos Tsiganos and Valentino

The flower battle at the premiere of Economopoulos - Gonidis!

Nikos Economopoulos lived through an unusual "battle" since his fans literally bombarded him with the flower petals at the Fever nightclub premiere, where he performs with Stamatis Gonidis and Katerina Stikoudi!

What was the result?  The "rain" of the flowers from his fans felt down at his feet!

Nikos Economopoulos greeted warmly patrons of Fever welcoming them to the show that promises much fun and songs!

The flower battle continued throughout the night, but the singer did not seem daunted!
Quite opposite: he dedicated his success to the public who came to the show!

All night long girls of the club, dressed in red, never stopped sprinkle Nikos Economopoulos with petals!

For Stamatis Gonidis of this was a special premiere as it brought him back to the night club scene after 2 years break!
What could be more explosive than the  duet of sexy-dressed Katerina Stikoudi and Stamatis Gonidis?

Katerina has a lot to learn next to a veteran of the night scene, such as Stamatis Goni…

Nikos Economopoulos speaks to “Proino mou” before the premiere at FEVER

A few hours before the premiere at "Fever" with Stamatis Gonidis, Nikos Economopoulos spoke to "Proino mou» ( morning show at MEGA TV). He did not sleep this night , but still found it possible to talk , because he knows that all his fans are waiting for that and in general, Nikos is a very responsible person.

With MEGA TV host Christos Nezos

The hosts asked him about his life in this period of economic crisis and the singer replied: "I ​​was never greedy. All goes well and personally I feel very well. And in my business everything is rising up. In these difficult times we live in, all my business goes well, I have no complaints. " 
He said a few warm  words about his partners in this collaboration: Stamatis Gonidis and Katerina Stikoudi.
Nikos feel happy to be on stage alongside Stamatis Gonidis, who he respects as a great singer, so , when he was asked if he is aware of the competition, his answer was: "The competition is good! The competition is health…

Nikos Oikonomopoulos’ First Australian Tour is a Triumph

Everything that transpired during Nikos Oikonomopoulos’ maiden tour turned out like a miracle:   here was a young singer who arrived at the green continent for the first time in his life, coming as a major artist and not as an addition to a more mature, established star.   Adding to the intrigue was the fact that this Greek singing sensation was not widely known in the Australian Greek community.  Many people were asking when they saw the publicity promoting his coming performances – “Who is this guy?”

However, two large venues at Sydney (Enmore Theatre, November, 2, 2012) and Melbourne (Westgate Complex, November, 5, 2012) were completely sold out:  the front table tickets, which were quite expensive ($300 for one sit) were all gone a month before the tour.
But the major miracles occurred at the concerts:  Nikos stunned his audiences with the beauty of his voice, his performance skills and his irresistible natural charisma.   Furthermore, Nikos conquered everybody's hearts with …

Nikos Oikonomopoulos Captivates in Sydney

The prince of Greek song, Nikos Oikonomopoulos, powered his way through his first ever performance in Australia, which took place at Enmore Theatre in Sydney.  Judging by the crowd’s overwhelmingly positive reception, and the size and quality of the venue, this appearance was a beginning of a new era – the time of “love Nikos Oikonomopoulos Syndrome” in Australia!
Australians have for some time been awaiting the arrival of the brightest young Greek Star and their expectations were fully met. Those lucky enough to be at the Enmore Theatre on Friday, 2nd November, 2012, will never forget this evening.
The blue-eyed 28 year-old singer had been performing live shows for more than a decade, including 6 years before his victory in the “Dream Show-2” in 2006.  It is unbelievable, but during this time he never had the chance to come to Australia, being tremendously busy with his concert life at home.
The singer started his Sydney performance with one of his top hits “Psakse me” as if he was a…

Το νέο τραγούδι του Νίκου Οικονομόπουλου: Τα μυστικά της ραγδαίας επιτυχίας του!

Το «Eννοείται» είναι μια σπάνια περίπτωση τραγουδιού που γίνεται hit πριν από τη ραδιοφωνική του μετάδοση. 
Κέρδισε την επιτυχία δύο εβδομάδες πριν παιχτεί στο ραδιόφωνο, όταν ο Νίκος το παρουσίασε κατά τη διάρκεια της βραδιάς απονομής του τετραπλά πλατινένιου δίσκου του με τίτλο «Θα Είμαι Εδώ». Ένα τέτοιο φαινόμενο είναι αναμενόμενο όταν μιλάμε για το Nίκο Οικονομόπουλο, έναν μεγάλο καλλιτέχνη με μια ιδιαίτερη ελκυστικότητα στη φωνή του και το σπάνιο προσόν να ακούγεται τέλεια στις live εμφανίσεις του. Εκτός αυτού, oι στίχοι της Ελένης Γιαννατσούλια που εκφράζουν την ψυχή και η αδιάκοπα ανοδική μελωδία του Πάνου Καπίρη έκανε τους ακροατές στο νυχτερινό κέντρο ΘΕΑ να βιώσουν μια συναισθηματική αναστάτωση.
Ο δημιουργός μερικών διαχρονικών επιτυχιών από το πρώτο άλμπουμ του Νίκου Οικονομόπουλου, Πάνος Καπίρης, για ακόμα μια φορά έχει συνθέσει τη μουσική που συμπίπτει ακριβώς με αυτό που περιμένει να ακούσει ο ακροατής από αυτόν τον τραγουδιστή: την ομορφιά της μελωδίας και τη δυνατότητα…

Никос Икономопулос впервые выступит в Австралии!!!

Никос Икономопулос является самой яркой новой звездой греческой музыки. Благодаря своему великолепному голосу и неотразимому обаянию, Никос заслужил любовь самых широких кругов публики своей страны.
Он ворвался на музыкальную сцену, выиграв "Dream Show-2» (Альфа-TV) в 2006 году, в возрасте 22 лет. В результате, он был подписан под лейблом Sony, где он записал три очень популярных альбома, последний из которых стал платиновым. В конце 2010 года он перешел в EMI. Первый альбом, выпущенный под этим лейблом, "Doro Gia Sena" (Подарок Тебе), стал трижды платиновым в течение пяти месяцев. Такой удивительно быстрый успех крайне редок в Греции. Успех следующего альбома "Tha Eimai Edo" (Я Буду Здесь) поистине феноменален, он стал дважды платиновым в течение двух недели с момента выпуска. В сентябре 2012 года Никос был удостоен Четырежды платиновой награды за этого альбом. Успешные гастроли на Кипре принесли Никосу известность и среди русской публики, где он обрел истинных…

Little Marina's dream came true!

The new song by Nikos Economopoulos: Secrets of instant success

"Ennoeitai" (“Obviously”) is a rare case of the song to become a hit before the broadcast. It gained the success two weeks before the first radio play, during the concert at the four times platinum award for the CD "Tha Eimai Edo". Such a phenomenon is possible when the artist is none other than Nikos Economopulos, a great master with an an exclusive attractiveness in his voice and that rare quality to be perfect in the live sound.   Besides, the soul exposing lyrics by Eleni Gannatsoulia and relentlessly ascending melody by Panos Kapiris made the listeners at the concert to experience an emotional turmoil.
Creator of a few time-tested hits for the first album of Nikos Economopoulos, Panos Kapiris once again has composed the music which exactly coincides with what the listener is waiting to hear from this singer: the beauty of the tune and the opportunity for a fascinating flight of his voice.
Eleni Giannatsoulia was giving pearls of her poetry for each of Nikos…

The Singing Treasure of Greece Nikos Okonomopoulos

Nikos Oikonomopoulos (Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος)  is the brightest new star of Greek music. Through his magnificent voice and irresistible charm, Nikos has earned the love of the widest range of his own country’s public.

He burst onto the music scene by winning in the “Dream Show-2” (Alfa-TV) in 2006, at the age of 22. As a result, Nikos was signed under the Sony label where he recorded three very popular albums, the last of which went platinum in the short time of four months from the date of release. At the end of 2010, when the contract with Sony expired, Nikos moved to Minos EMI. The first album released under this label, “Doro Gia Sena”, went Triple Platinum within the period of five months. Such amazingly quick success is extremely rare in Greece. At the end of 2011 the rapid success of the following album “Tha Eimai Edo” was truly phenomenal; it became double platinum within a two week time. In September 2012 Nikos was honoured with a Multi Platinum (Four times platinum) Award for t…

Four Times Platinum “Tha Eimai Edo” by Nikos Economopoulos!

А joyful event in the musical life of Athens took place last Friday, 21st of September, 2012,  at the nightclub "Thea". The album "Tha Eimai Edo" by an outstanding Greek singer Nikos Economopoulos   went multi -platinum! To be more exact, this CD, released at the very end of 2011 by EMI (Greece) became platinum four times. A unique collection of songs, many of which are pure pearls to add to the treasury of the Greek song "laika", received high recognition from the audience for the biggest part due the tremendously beautiful voice and a huge musical talent of this artist.

At the overcrowded hall of "Thea" the audience, the authors and the collegues and friends of Nikos Economopoulos were expressing their love and respect to the young singer, who have managed to gain a long lasting success after winning a "Dream Show-2" in 2006. Every his album was a commercial success, the three of them've got platinum, including the previous one, …

Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος: ο θησαυρός της Ελλάδας στο τραγούδι!!

“Είναι από τους λίγους στους οποίους έχει αναφερθεί και ο Γιάννης Πάριος όταν είχε ερωτηθεί "ποιους καλλιτέχνες προτιμάτε", τον θεωρεί TOP”. (ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΛΙΑΤΣΟΣ, δημοσιογράφος)
Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος είναι το πιο λαμπρό νέο αστέρι της ελληνικής μουσικής. Με την υπέροχη φωνή του και την ακαταμάχητη γοητεία του, ο Νίκος έχει κερδίσει την αγάπη του μεγαλύτερου μέρους του πληθυσμού της χώρας του.
Εισέβαλε στη μουσική σκηνή κερδίζοντας την πρώτη θέση στο «Dream Show 2" (Alpha TV) το 2006, στην ηλικία των 22.  Αυτό είχε ως αποτέλεσμα ο Νίκος να υπογράψει συμβόλαιο με την δισκογραφική εταιρεία Sony, όπου ηχογράφησε τρία πολύ δημοφιλή άλμπουμ, το τελευταίο εκ των οποίων έγινε πλατινένιο στο σύντομο χρονικό διάστημα των τεσσάρων μηνών από την ημερομηνία της κυκλοφορίας του. Στα τέλη του 2010, όταν έληξε το συμβόλαιό του με τη SONY, ο Νίκος συνεργάστηκε με τη Minos EMI. Το πρώτο του άλμπουμ που κυκλοφόρησε υπό την αιγίδα της νέας δισκογραφικής εταιρίας με τίτλο "ΔΩΡΟ ΓΙΑ ΣΕΝΑ"…

Nikos Economopoulos confesses to Hello! magazine

Nikos Economopoulos admits that often cries and, during a personal confession, talks about his weaknesses, dreams, women and a desirable fatherhood!

"If a man does not cry, it is not a man. It depends, of course, on how you cry, - said Nikos and added - May be I do not shed tears, but often cry inside myself  because I'm very introverted person." Emphasizing that his personal life he keeps at home, the young singer admits that there are women in his life but he never considered these relationships to be serious enough to show them. "I love my job so much and I will not let nobody show any other things except my songs. I do not want to provoke the world ... I do not want people to "live" in the world not related to my work," - he adds.

 "I feel ready and, at the same time,  unready to become a father. Perhaps I am not sure yet, because I must first find the person of my life. What I can say is that I not just love children, I adore them and feel tha…

Ο πρίγκιπας του λαϊκού και της Αθηναϊκής νύχτας Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος

Ο πρίγκιπας του λαϊκού και της Αθηναϊκής νύχτας Νίκος Οικονομόπουλοςτης Κασσάνδρας Τοσκάνι

Η φωνή του –καταπληκτική– ταυτίζεται υπέροχα με το λαϊκό τραγούδι. Ισχυρή και μελωδική αξιοποιεί και το ρεπερτόριο του καλλιτέχνη, ήδη πλούσιο και πολυποίκιλο. Στα 27 του χρόνια ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος είναι αναμφισβήτητα το πιο λαμπρό αστέρι της γενιάς του. Ένα πραγματικά αυθεντικό ταλέντο! Οι καλύτεροι στιχουργοί και συνθέτες γράφουν ειδικά γι' αυτόν. Το νέο του άλμπουμ, Θα είμαι εδώ, δέκατέσσερα πανέμορφα τραγούδια, είναι το μουσικό γεγονός του τέλους του 2011. Μία μόλις εβδομάδα από την κύκλοφορία του έγινε διπλά πλατινένιο! Με ένα γοητευτικό χαμόγελο στα χείλη, ο πιο ελκυστικός Έλληνας τραγουδιστής μας δέχτηκε στο καμαρίνι του, στο Fever, γνωστό νυχτερινό κέντρο της Αθήνας, όπου θα τραγουδάει όλο το χειμώνα.
 Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος τραγουδάει εδώ και δέκα χρόνια. Γεννήθηκε στην Πάτρα και μέχρι την εφηβεία του ζούσε στην Κάτω Αχαϊα. Στα 17 του, ξεκίνησε να τραγουδάει διατρέχοντας την Πελοπόν…

Να γιορτάσουμε την απονομή του πολυπλατινένιου δίσκου στον Νίκο Οικονομόπουλο!

Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος live μόνο για τους ακροατές του Sfera 102,2! Την Παρασκευή  21 Σεπτεμβριου, στις  11.30 το βράδι, σας προσκαλούμε στο ΘΈΑ για να γιορτάσουμε μαζί την απονομή του πολυπλατινένιου δίσκου  στον Νίκο Οικονομόπουλο "Θα είμαι εδώ"!!! Συντονιστείτε και κερδίστε διπλές πρόσκλησης με ποτό!

Nikos Economopoulos live only for the listeners of Sfera 102,2! On Friday, 21st of September, at 11.30 in the evening, we invite you to the nightclub THEA  to celebrate the multi-platinum award for the CD by Nikos Economopoulos "Tha eimai edo" Tune in and get your double invitation with a drink included!!!

Multi Platinum Award for the CD “Tha Eimai Edo”

On Friday, September, 21st, The Multi Platinum Award for the CD by Nikos Economopoulos “Tha Eimai Edo”  will take place at the nightclub THEA (Athens) at 11.30pm. Stay tuned with Sfera 102,2 to get the double tickets!!!
Την Παρασκευή 21 Σεπτεμβρίου στο "θΕΑ" Ο Νίκος Οικονομόπουλος παραλαμβάνει τον Πολυπλατινένιο του δίσκο "Θα είμαι εδώ". Για προσκλήσεις συντονιστείτε στον Sfera 102,2.

Planet Nikos: A beautiful voice has its power in politics!

Planet Nikos: A beautiful voice has its power in politics!: Nikos Economopoulos “Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Music can have a political significanc...

Δεν υπάρχει λόγος να συγκρίνουμε τα ασύγκριτα!

Στη σύγχρονη μουσική δεν υπάρχουν τόσες πολλές πραγματικά όμορφες φωνές, που να αξίζει να τις αναφέρουμε . Εξάλλου, μπορούμε να κρίνουμε έναν τραγουδιστή ως επί το πλείστον από τις ζωντανές εμφανίσεις του. Έτσι, η σύγκριση και η διαφορά πρέπει να βασίζεται μόνο σε αυτές.
Συναντώ συχνά το φαινόμενο, άπειροι ακροατές να συγκρίνουν τον Νίκο Οικονομόπουλο με οποιονδήποτε.
Αλλά, επιτρέψτε μου να πω, κυρίες και κύριοι, ότι υπάρχουν πολλά πράγματα που πρέπει να διευκρινιστούν.
Πρώτον: Ο Νίκος τραγουδάει με μεγάλη ακρίβεια, πάντα εναρμονισμένα όπως λένε, πράγμα που θα ήθελα να ευχηθώ να αποκτήσουν όλοι εκείνοι που, για κάποιο λόγο, συγκρίνονται με αυτόν.
Δεύτερον: Ο ήχος της φωνής του έχει μια εξαιρετική ομορφιά και πλούσιο τόνο σε όλο το εύρος της.
Τρίτον: Αυτό το έμφυτο ταλέντο που έχει δοθεί στο Νίκο δεν το συναντάμε σε πολλούς τραγουδιστές. Εννοώ την σπάνια ικανότητά του να αποδίδει το περιεχόμενο του τραγουδιού. Αυτός είναι ο λόγος που η ερμηνεία του είναι μιά απόλαυση για τους ανθρώπους που …

No need to compare incomparable!

In modern popular music there are not that many of truly beautiful, worthy of debate voices. Besides, we can judge singer mostly on their live performances. So, the dispute should be based only on them.
I often deal with the fact that inexperienced listeners compare Nikos Economopoulos with whoever. But, let me say, ladies and gentlemen, there are several things to be determined.
 First: Nikos sings very accurately, as they say - always in tune, the quality I would like to wish all those who for some reason are compared to him.
Second: The sound of his voice has an exceptional beauty and richness of the tone across the range.
Third: What is given to him is not given to the most of singers. I mean his  rare ability to convey the content of the song, that’s why his singing is a delight for people who do not speak Greek. This is due to the expressiveness of his voice full with the overtones, enriching its sound.

I want to remind that Nikos Economopoulos in general is a lyrical singer, t…

Stamatis Gonidis' visit to THEA

Last weekend a prominent Greek laiko singer Stamatis Gonidis visited Athens' popular nightclub THEA, where he enjoyed a performance of Nikos Economopoulos.
The friendship between these two singers lasts since the very first steps of Nikos on the big stage. Stamatis Gonidis started supporting Nikos Economopoulos as early as in 2006, when he approved the young and unknown yet participant and winner –to –be of the “Dream Show -2”. Later they had collaboration on stage and even recorded a duet for the Nikos ‘triple platinum album “Doro Gia Sena”. The track “I agapi einai tragoudi” (“Love is the song”) became one of the big successes of the album.
Of course, Nikos expressed his joy to see the master at his concert and proposed him a microphone. Gonidis sang his hit “Diomisi” (Two and a half”), which roused the wave of the enthusiasm of the audience.
Nikos greeted Stamatis Gonidis with the following words: "I am very happy to see you! You are one of not that many artists who come to m…