An emotionally moving journey through the life and songs of Sotiria Bellou, on the occasion of the 100 years since her birth. A courtyard in the Thissio neighbourhood. A wooden stage, four musicians - two bouzouki, a guitar, an accordion - and an understated performance. Christina Maxouri sings songs by Tsitsanis, Papaioannou, Mitsakis, Kaldaras, and Savvopoulos, to name but a few, in a subtle, authentic manner; songs that were immortalised in Sotiria Bellou's raspy voice. The songs are interspersed with small narratives, in her own words or in other's words, about Bellou; funny, unusual anecdotes of a life full of contradictions and twists.
A musical performance about the 'mistress of Rebetiko', connecting us with our common roots and bringing us together again.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
Concept - Texts Dimitris Chaliotis
Artistic supervision Dimitris Chaliotis, Christina Maxouri
Set design Sotiris Melanos
Lighting design Nikos Vlasopoulos
Sound engineer Yiannis Paxevanis
Photos Marili Zarkou
Performer Christina Maxouri
Music Vassilis Korakakis bouzouki, vocals, Dimitris Koufogiorgios bouzouki, Vasilis Prodromou guitar, vocals, Dimitris Koustas accordion
Production manager Panos Svolakis
Executive producer Katerina Berdeka - MeWe Theatre Company