Eleftheria Arvanitaki, one Greece’s most successful contemporary singers, is returning to Australia to perform three live concerts in March and April.

Her soft but powerful vocals, combined with a captivating stage presence have established her as one of the biggest selling artists over the past decades in Greece.

According to promoter Giant Entertainment audiences will have the chance to enjoy hits such as “I Akti”, “Ta Kormia kai ta Machairia”, “Dynata Dynata” and “Meno Ektos” during the concerts that will be held in Melbourne (March 25), Sydney (March 31) and Adelaide (April 1).

Eleftheria Arvanitaki was born in Piraeus, but her family is from Ikaria and Paxoi. She made her first steps in music with Opisthodromiki Kompania in 1980 and in 1981, she participated in Vangelis Germanos’ album entitled “Ta Barakia”. Her dream was to become an archaeologist, but it was Opisthodromiki Kompania that convinced her to dedicate herself to singing. She was a member of Opisthodromiki Kompania for 5-6 years and sang mainly rebetika, laika, smyrneika, but also traditional songs.

In 1986, her collaboration with Stamatis Spanoudakis resulted in the outstanding album entitled “Contrabando”, which expanded her popularity to a wider audience.

Another successful collaboration followed with Stamatis Kraounakis on the album “Tanirama”. In 1991, Eleftheria Arvanitaki made a milestone collaboration in her career with Lina Nikolakopoulou on the album “Meno Ektos”, in which composers such as Christos Nikolopoulos and Nikos Antipas, as well as the Armenian Ara Dinkjian left their artistic imprint. The record was a great success, featuring songs such as “Dynata Dynata” and “Meno Ektos”.

In 1994, Arvanitaki joined forces again with the Armenian composer Ara Dinkjian on her album “Ta Kormia kai Ta Machairia” and in 1996, the album “Tragoudia gia tous mines” was released, in which she sang songs based on the poetry of great Greek poets such as Elytis and Cavafy.

Further hits followed including “Pare Me Agkalia kai Pame”, “Gia Ton Mation Sou to Chroma”, “Ton Erota Rotao”, as well as covers of international hits such as “Den Milo Gia Mia Nychta Ego” and “Min Orkizesai”, but also collaborations with numerous foreign artists such as Cesaria Evora, Dulce Pontes, Carlos Nunez and the American composer Philip Glass to name a few.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki has performed in the word’s biggest stages and festivals, promoting, in this way, Greek culture through song.

She has also collaborated with renowned Greek artists the likes of Dimitra Galani, Alkinoos Ioannidis, Alkistis Protopsalti, Haris Alexiou and Mikis Theodorakis. Her most recent work alongside Stavros Siolas was the single “Stin Plati Tou Kairou”, and the album “Ta Megala Taksidia”, released in 2019.

For more information and to book tickets for the Australian concerts, visit: https://www.giantentertainment.com.au/arvanitaki