Savvopou­los to lead host of voices in char­ity gig

Kathimerini English - - Focus - IOANNA KARCAS

Dozens of Greek artists are com­ing to­gether to root for a good cause, as the Oloi Mazi Boroume (To­gether We Can) cam­paign presents one of this sum­mer’s big­gest con­certs on Wednesday, July 12.

The show, ti­tled “Long Live Greek Song,” fea­tures vet­eran singer-song­writer Dion­y­sis Savvopou­los, who will be dis­play­ing his undis­puted knack for por­tray­ing the Greek spirit, along with a host of spe­cial guests. Trib­utes will be paid to le­gendary artists such as re­betika masters Vas­silis Tsit­sa­nis and Gior­gos Zam­be­tas, in­still­ing in­spi­ra­tion and nos­tal­gia into what is ex­pected to be a packed house at the iconic Pana­thenaic Sta­dium (also known as Kal­li­mar­maro).

The ros­ter of artists sched­uled to per­form in­cludes house­hold names such as Eleft­he­ria Ar­van­i­taki, Fivos De­livo­rias, Yian­nis Zouganelis, Ka­te­rina Polemi, Lavren­tis Macher­it­sas, Maria Faran­touri, Kostis Mar­aveyas and many more to be an­nounced.

Oloi Mazi Boroume is a cam­paign launched by Skai TV in re­sponse to the coun­try’s fi­nan­cial cri­sis, en­cour­ag­ing the pub­lic to make gen­er­ous do­na­tions of food sup­plies, with the sup­port of the coun­try’s main su­per­mar­ket chains. So far, the cam­paign has man­aged to col­lect over 5.3 mil­lion tons of food, which has been dis­trib­uted through the Church of Greece’s soup kitchens, and con­trib­uted to feed­ing 250,000 peo­ple on a daily ba­sis.

More­over, in 2017, it dis­trib­uted 58,000 “Love Parcels” to fam­i­lies liv­ing be­low the poverty line.

Tick­ets cost 6-12 eu­ros and con­cert­go­ers are en­cour­aged to bring food do­na­tions. Tick­ets can be pur­chased on­line at www.viva.gr and www.athi­no­rama.gr, or from Me­dia Markt, Seven Spots and Euripi­des stores.

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