Helena Ray & The Thrift Shop Ensemble

VINTAGE

VINTAGE

Chapter 2

Vintage - “An evening of timeless songs and nostalgic storytelling"

Time
20.00
Green Note
Parkway, London, London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom

About

Featuring contemporary remakes of classic songs from the 1920s and 1960s by Bert Firman, Danae Stratigopoulou, Edith Piaf, Milva, Amalia Rodrigues, Sofia Vembo, Flery Dadonaki, among others, this stimulating event offers homage to European tango, bolero, waltz, foxtrot and rumba as well as to the lesser known Greek «jazz» of the inter-war period. Melodies from European composers like Kostas Giannidis, Attik, Manos Hadjidakis, Kurt Weil, Jack Brel, Nino Rota, Astor Piazzolla create an atmosphere of nostalgia and sensuality. Songs in many languages like English, Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian meet in a space of feelings and stories. In concert, Elena is joined by the top class musicians Michael Iskas, Andreas Papapetrou and Pavlos Carvalho from the World music scene to reinterpret this transnational genre for a new audience and bring to life notes of beauty and longing dangerously mixed together in narratives about love, desire and hope.

Elena Hadjiafxendi: Narration & Vocals

Andreas Papapetrou: Arrangements / Accordion/ Pianoael

Michalis Iskas: Violi & Viola

Pavlos Carvalho: Bouzouki / cello

Time
20.30
MostArt Centre
86 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7PA

About

Featuring contemporary remakes of classic songs from the 1920s and 1960s by Bert Firman, Danae Stratigopoulou, Edith Piaf, Milva, Amalia Rodrigues, Sofia Vembo, Flery Dadonaki, among others, this stimulating event offers homage to European tango, bolero, waltz, foxtrot and rumba as well as to the lesser known Greek «jazz» of the inter-war period. Melodies from European composers like Kostas Giannidis, Attik, Manos Hadjidakis, Kurt Weil, Jack Brel, Nino Rota, Astor Piazzolla create an atmosphere of nostalgia and sensuality. Songs in many languages like English, Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian meet in a space of feelings and stories. In concert, Elena is joined by the top class musicians Michael Iskas, Andreas Papapetrou and Pavlos Carvalho from the World music scene to reinterpret this transnational genre for a new audience and bring to life notes of beauty and longing dangerously mixed together in narratives about love, desire and hope.

Featuring:

Helena Ray: Narration & Vocals

Andreas Papapetrou: Piano

Pavlos Carvalho: Cello

Michael Iskas: Violin

Stories and Adaptation of Lyrics: Maria Athini

Photography: John Athimaritis

*For high resolution photos and artwork contact: jathimaritis@gmail.com

Time
20.00
HOME HOUSE

About

Helena Ray

&

the Thrift Shop Ensemble

present

VINTAGE

“An evening of timeless songs and nostalgic storytelling”

An evening of timeless songs and nostalgic storytelling, exploring the musical styles and popular culture of the roaring twenties and the dark interwar era, up to the late fifties. Join us for an eclectic mix of international songs presented at the scenic atmosphere of the Jamboree. Featuring contemporary interpretations of classic songs by Edith Piaf, Amalia Rodrigues, Yves Montand, Bert Firman, Danae Stratigopoulou among others, this event offers homage to European tango, bolero, waltz, foxtrot and swing, sung in English and other languages.

Featuring:

Helena Ray: Narration & Vocals

Andreas Papapetrou: Piano

Pavlos Carvalho: Cello

Michael Iskas: Violin

Stories and Adaptation of Lyrics: Maria Athini

Photography: John Athimaritis

*For high resolution photos and artwork contact: jathimaritis@gmail.com

Time
20.30
Jamboree
Cable Street, London, United Kingdom

About

Helena Ray

&

the Thrift Shop Ensemble

present

VINTAGE

“An evening of timeless songs and nostalgic storytelling”

 

Tickets:

£10 at the Door, £8 in advance

Phone: 020 7791 5659
An evening of timeless songs and nostalgic storytelling, exploring the musical styles and popular culture of the roaring twenties and the dark interwar era, up to the late fifties. Join us for an eclectic mix of international songs presented at the scenic atmosphere of the Jamboree. Featuring contemporary interpretations of classic songs by Edith Piaf, Amalia Rodrigues, Yves Montand, Bert Firman, Danae Stratigopoulou among others, this event offers homage to European tango, bolero, waltz, foxtrot and swing, sung in English and other languages.

Featuring:

Helena Ray: Narration & Vocals

Andreas Papapetrou: Piano

Pavlos Carvalho: Cello

Michael Iskas: Violin

Stories and Adaptation of Lyrics: Maria Athini

Photography: John Athimaritis

*For high resolution photos and artwork contact: jathimaritis@gmail.com

 

Helena Ray (aka Elena Hadjiafxendi) is a London based, internationally known actress and singer. Helena has developed an eclectic and distinctive style of performance that blends world music with literary recitation and drama. She has performed in many European cities: London, Paris, Athens, and Nicosia. Her repertoire varies from classical, musical theatre, film and television, to opera and poetry shows.

 

Helena Ray: Narration & Vocals

Andreas Papapetrou: Piano

Michalis Iskas: Violi

Pavlos Carvalho: cello