Α FEW WORDS ABOUT THE CD ”ALELI”
”Aleli” is a name, a flower, a scent, a story, a song, it is the outcome of a cycle of meetings and goodbyes, from Creta to Buenos Aires…
Everything started three years ago, hesitantly at start, as usually happens between people who do not know each other, but it didn’t take long until it became a real enthusiasm which lead to an exceptionally creative cooperation. Following countless e-mails, exchanges, trials, trips and recordings, all between Athens, Munich, Thessaloniki, Creta and Buenos Aires, the cd ”Aleli- De Creta a Buenos Aires” was finally concluded. The most expressive voice of Greek singer Georgia Velivasaki meets the famous guitarist and maestro of Tango Nuevo, Luis Borda. The passionate and nostalgic music of Buenos Aires is transformed by the beauty of improvisations and the power of the compositions of the Argentinian virtuoso, while merging with the Mediterranean melodies and the traditional timbres, reaching a most interesting musical outcome. The poetry of the lyrics full of experiences beyond time, expresses the restlessness of all those who struggle to live in a strange world. The refugee drama, the loss, the search for a place in the world, with a glance that reflects the hope of winning back the lost motherlands and the tireless task of building a civilization through blending so different musical worlds which, nevertheless, are so close to each other, as far as their actual content is concerned… all these are what Aleli presents.
Musicians from Greece, Argentina, Germany and France contributed in this cd. Artists without borders, in times that are full of borders, create the framework of todays’ poetic and musical experience.
Music/lyrics: Luis Borda
Voice: Georgia Velivasaki
Additional lyrics: Georgia Velivasaki, Anthoula Athanasiadou, Kristina Dengler
Additional music: Andreas Ziakas, Carlos Gardel
Guests: Thodoris Voutsikakis, Andreas Smirnakis
Produced by YANIS MAVRIDIS/CUE PRODUCTIONS
Published by ENJA+YELLOWBIRD RECORDS/MUNICH, GERMANY
Distribution in Greece by A&N MUSIC COMPANY/THESSALONIKI