A well-known Greek vocalist and political activist, Maria Farantouri is considered one of the foremost interpreters of Greek music, especially the work of composer Mikis Theodorakis. A contralto singer with a deep, resonant voice, Farantouri is sometimes referred to as the Joan Baez of Greece, and over the years has moved from traditional and folk styles to more jazz, classical, and avant-garde works.
In the year of her 60th birthday, Maria Farantouri is presenting one of her most personal albums. Way Home is a collection of 18 songs with which the singer interprets both traditional songs as well as works by various Greek composers in her own way. For decades now, Maria Farantouri has been known as the voice of Greece both at home and abroad. Le Monde called her the ""Mediterranean Joan Baez"" and The Guardian said: ""Her voice is a present from the gods of Olympus".
Maria Farantouri - Way Home
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