NANA MOUSKOURI

MAJOR MUSIC ARTISTS - GREECE


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Nana Mouskouri

DESCRIPTION: Nana Mouskouri

ACTIVITY STATUS: Active

ACTIVITY PERIOD: 1958 – 2008, 2011 – Current

MUSIC GENRE: Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop, Folk, Greek Folk, World Music

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: GREECE

RECORD COMPANIES / LABELS (Current & Past): Fontana, Polydor, Mercury, Verve, Philips, PolyGram, Universal Music France

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: http://www.nanamouskouri-50.com/


ABOUT HER:

Nana MOUSKOURI
(Ioana Mouskouri) (1934-)
Born in Crete, she grew up in Athens. After liberation from the Nazi occupation of Greece she studied classical singing at the Athens Conservatory, and at night sang jazz in cabaret rooms. Although later expelled from Conservatory for her cabaret signing, success came in the early 1960s with songs she ws to become famous for, such as The White Rose of Athens and Addio. Americans were introduced to her in 1962 when producer Quincy Jones recorded an album of American classics released The Girl From Greece Sings, and the following year she had a hit in Britain with the single "My Colouring Book." She settled in Paris, and recorded a series of albums which made her a star across France. Her repertoire continually expanded, including jazz, pop, folk, ethnic, classical and religious songs. Her career was assisted by her distinctive spectacles. Like Buddy Holly, wearing glasses didn’t hurt her a bit. In fact, it made her something of an icon. Her career reached out across the world in the Seventies and Eighties as the multi-lingual Mouskouri recorded in French, German, Spanish, English and Greek. With albums estimated at two hundred million, she is one of the world’s biggest singing stars. During the 1990s she was appointed ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nation's Children's Fund.

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