About this Event
KOMPANÍA has been one of the most influential band in the Rebetiko scene for many years. Ioulia Karapataki on lead female vocals, always smiling and full of positive energy -one of the most talented and rising female vocalist of the new generation, she has been for many years the singing partner of Socratis Malamas - Sotiris Papatragiannis(vocals,baglama) one of the most acclaimed Rebetiko vocalist for the past three decades and of course five top musicians: Thodoris Petropoulos(bouzouki, vocals), Tzimis Gkinis (accordion), Giorgos Papadopoulos (electric guitar), Michalis Darmas (bass) and Costas Spiratos (percussion, drums).
For the last 12 years KOMPANÍA has been performing in significant venues in Greece and abroad, touring in Holland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Israel, Albania,Cyprus and more.
KOMPANÍA’s presence is frequent on the biggest radio and television shows in Greece and abroad as well as participating in international music documentaries, such as the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra dedicated to Athens and its music, with KOMPANÍA and the internationally acclaimed violin soloist Leonidas Kavakos as tour guides.
KOMPANÍA have already four albums in their discography (‘KOMPANÍA Live’, ‘Roundtrip- Μετ’ επιστροφής’, ‘Κρίση – Crisis” & “WEAST’, recorded in Holland and Sweden, with excellent reviews from international magazines (such as fRoots Magazine) but also awards in European charts (World Charts Music of Europe - wmce.de).
In its fourth album, KOMPANÍA ‘re-reads’ traditional rebetika and Smyrnaika, with a modern approach in orchestration and uptempo mood, bringing them to today and ‘marrying’ them with folk music from all over the world, such as reggae, funk, country, rock and more…
Ioulia Karapataki -Vocals
Sotiris Papatragiannis -Vocals, Baglama
Thodoris Petropoulos -Bouzouki, vocals
Tzimis Gkinis -Accordion
Giorgos Papadopoulos -Electric Guitar
Michalis Darmas - Bass
Costas Spiratos -Drums, percussion
Opening band: "A la Greca"
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London, United Kingdom