Giorgos Dalaras

Giorgos Dalaras is the son of Lukas Daralas, a rembetiko singer of the fifties and sixties. Since the release of his first album in 1969 he has recorded over 50 of his own albums and taken part in another 40. He has sold over 10 million albums and has worked with just about every famous Greek composer including Mikos Theodorakis, Apostolis Kaldaras, Stavros Kouyioumitsis, Yiannis Markopoulos, Manos Loizos, Stavros Xarhakos and recorded just about every style of Greek music as well as an album of Latin music. He has performed over 500 concerts outside of Greece promoting Hellenism and his performances within Greece would be impossible to count. Dalaras has been involved in social issues and helped raise money for humanitarian causes. A fine guitarist his main musical strengths are a powerful voice that is coveted by every great composer in Greece, an energetic stage presense, and a great sense of musical taste that make just about any of his albums worth having no matter what language you speak. Among his albums considered classics are 50 Years of Rembetika Songs, Ta Tragoudia Mou (live), Mikra Asia, and Rembetika Tis Katohis, but if you ask 50 people to make a list of the best Dalaras albums no two lists will be the same.

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