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“I do this in order to love and to be loved once again”

07 December 2009 / 11:12:42  GRReporter
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Emanuela Karastoyanova

The famous Greek singer and composer Dionysis Savopoulos has prepared many holiday events for children and adults for the Christmas and New Year period in Athens. The composer presented his holiday program on a special press conference.

In cooperation with Hellenic Teamaton, Savopoulos is offering a rich program of concerts, happenings, film screenings, exhibitions, children plays, and many lectures about music, architecture, theater, fashion, photography, and arts. The title of the program is also the title of one of the composer’s albums from 1969 – “Garden of the madman”.

The cultural program is a trip back in time to the spirit of the 60s. The 60s they way they were seen and lived by Greek artists – one retrospective look towards art and the memory of it. It will be a meeting of two generations, young and old, past and present, which is sometimes hard but always necessary.

Participating at the program will also be other famous Greek artists from the 60s. The program will be opened with a concert by Savopoulos “Garden of the madman” on December 18 at 09:00PM in Palace Hall. To the question, which is the main reason for organizing the holiday event Savopoulos said: “I do this in order to love and to be loved once again”. Dionysis Savopoulos is a romantic and political song writer. He has a rich discography and as a composer he has created for other performers as well – Alkistis Protopsalti (Mouziko tonio), Yannis Kotsiras (Mia thalasa mikri), Haris Alexiou (I Dimosthenous lexis), Yannis Parios (Ida tin Anna Kapote).

When journalists asked him about the old problem regarding difference in generation Savopoulos answered: “I know young people, who are very well familiar with older artists. I just don’t know how many they are… But as a whole, Greeks don’t remember. They are an emotional nation. The Greek forgets to remember the past, so that he can express his emotions on an everyday level. This is a defense mechanism”. GRReporter asked Savopoulos about the challenges and hardships today’s young people face in Greece and he answered: “Look, until now every new generation believed tomorrow will be better than today. Now, this is the first generation we have, which believes that tomorrow will be worst than today. Globalization kills us all. This generation knows that tomorrow there will be no jobs, no income and no air…”

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