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A Greek traditional song from Asia Minor, and the area of Propontis (Sea of Marmara) in particular, that Erini delivers in a bewitching way, accompanied by the talented Palestinian cello player Naseem Alatrash. The song is about a woman’s mournful cry over her man who has sailed away: “A maid was singing longingly inside a high-walled palace, her voice was caught up on the breeze and carried off to seaward, and all the ships that heard that voice at once let go their halyards, – O maiden, change the air you sing.. “ Video credits: Film & Edit: by Kevin Greene, K.Greene Productions LLC, Recorded at Futura Productions, Roslindale, MA USA, Recording & mixing: John Weston, Voice: Erini, Cello: Naseem Alatrash

Erini

Acclaimed Cretan-born and New York-based singer and Berklee College music professor Erini is known for her genre-blurring approach that includes jazz, traditional themes, classical, pop, and other disparate styles, including poetry.

Throughout the 2010s, Erini’s broad stylistic mix was reflected in her performances, which ranged from major tours with Cirque Du Soleil (1074 shows in total) to Carnegie Hall, WOMEX 2023 and venues around the world.  In recognition of her efforts to preserve Asia-Minor Greek culture, she has been awarded the Greek America Foundation’s 40 under 40 Award and the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Traditional Arts Fellowship. She has sung in Grammy-nominated albums and has collaborated with notable artists such as Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Nella, Jorge Glem and Daniel Hope.

Erini blends melodies and executes them with perfect nuance and balance, layering her vocals to sound like a room full of singers harmonizing with each other. She also manages to treat the combination of traditional and modern sounds with the right balance of innovation and respect, leaving her audience anticipating whatever she prepares next.

Her debut album, titled ‘Fos’, is out in June 2024 via Ropeadope and Minos EMI (A Universal Music Group Company).

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