Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Athena Andreadis

6 January 2006

On New Year’s Eve we shared our cultural highlights of 2005 with some of our friends and neighbours. My pick of the year was a performance at the Womad Festival last July by a young London-based Greek singer called Athena Andreadis. Performing in the tiny Radio 3 World On Your Street tent in front a small but enthusiastic crowd sheltering from the rain, she was wonderful – a beautiful, haunting voice and her version of Mongolian throat singing was the most magical thing I heard last year. You can still hear the Radio 3 recording of her Womad performance at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/womad2005/woys_andreadis.shtml Her first CD, ‘Snapshot’ comes out next Monday and gets a four star review in today’s Guardian. More details at www.athenaandreadis.com

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At 1:16 pm, Blogger becca.johnson9 said...

Hey Robin
Athena will be releasing another album in the new year, would it be possible to get your email address ahead of this time for another review?

At 9:15 am, Blogger Robin Simpson said...

Hi Becca

You can email me at my firstname.surname @bigfoot.com

Best wishes



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