Much loved by discerning Greek music fans and highly regarded by her peers, Dimitra Galani is a force to be reckoned with. Coming from a musical family and having been a mainstay on the Greek music scene since the early 1970s, she has worked with the most renowned composers and performers, the latter including Alkistis Protopsalti and Haris Alexiou.

Galani is also an award-winning composer herself, writing her own songs as well as music for films and TV.

We should be very grateful indeed that Ark4Art, the Greek music promoters who recently presented the inimitable Eleftheria Arvanitaki at the Barbican, are now bringing Galani to Union Chapel in London. This beautiful venue – a church with great acoustics – will resonate with Galanis’ East/West fusion, accompanied by two excellent musicians: Thomas Constantinou on the oud and other traditional instruments, and Spyros Manesis, a jazz pianist. It promises to be special – don’t miss!

The three of them created a performance including songs with influences from the East and West. Two musical instruments representing each one of the genres. The oud and the piano. The connecting link? The charismatic voice of Dimitra Galani. A singer who for years now has been between both musical cultures, always respectful to memories and with confidence in young people’s talent and sense of measure.

The show they present ‘bridges’ the contrasts of these two musical worlds which, although they appear to be distant, have always been close, exchanging elements and ideas. In a musical way, Galani and the talented musicians who accompany her masterfully, illustrate the differences and the similarities, shedding a light on the common path on which art travels. The songs they have chosen to present with a twist are popular songs of high durability. Songs that will embrace the audience involved.

Union Chapel, Tuesday 3rd December, doors open 7pm. Tickets from   or click HERE


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