Eleni & Souzana Vougioukli

“Eleni and Souzana Vougioukli”, released in 2009 by LEGEND Records.


TRACKLIST
1 . ΩΡΙΑ ΜΟΥ ΡΟΝΤΙΝΕDDA ‐ Παραδοσιακό Κάτω Ιταλίας
2 . ΕΠΩΔΟΣ ΘΡΑΚΗΣ Ι ‐ Παραδοσιακό Θράκης
3 . ΕΠΩΔΟΣ ΘΡΑΚΗΣ ΙΙ ‐ Παραδοσιακό Θράκης
4 . ΗΠΕΙΡΩΤΙΚΟ ‐ Μουσική προσαρμογή Ελένη & Σουζάνα Βουγιουκλη
5 . CESERINA ‐ Παραδοσιακό Κάτω Ιταλίας
6 . ΤΟ ΤΣΙΑΜΠΑΣΙΝ ‐ Παραδοσιακό Πόντου
7 . ΜΑΝΑ ΜΟΥ ΜΑΝΑ‐ Υμνος της Μ.Παρασκευής από τον Λίβανο (Μουσική διασκευή Χριστόδουλος Χάλαρης)
8 . RINDINEDDHA SI RINDINI LU MARE ‐ Παραδοσιακό Κάτω Ιταλίας
9 . ΚΑΛΗΝΥΦΤΑ ‐ Παραδοσιακό Κάτω Ιταλίας (Συμμετέχει ο Χρήστος Θηβαίος)
10 . Ο,ΤΙ ΚΙ ΑΝ ΠΩ ΔΕ ΣΕ ΞΕΧΝΩ (του Βασίλη Τσιτσάνη)
11 . ΞΕΝΙΤΕΜΕΝΟ ΜΟΥ ΠΟΥΛΙ (του Χρήστου Λεοντή και του Γιώργου Αρμένη)
12 . ΘΡΥΑΛΛΙΔΑ - Θωμάς Βουγιουκλής
13 . ΝΑΝΟΥΡΙΣΜΑ ‐ ΤΑΧΤΑΡΙΣΜΑ ‐ Παραδοσιακό Κάτω Ιταλίας
14 . ΛΕ ΛΕ ΛΕ, ΜΑΝΑ ΜΟΥ ‐ Παραδοσιακό Μακεδονίας
15 . ΗΡΘΕ ΒΟΡΙΑΣ, ΗΡΘΕ ΝΟΤΙΑΣ (του Μάνου Χατζιδάκι και του Γιάγκου Αραβαντινού)
16 . EDERLEZI ‐ Παραδοσιακό τσιγγάνικο Γιουγκοσλαβίας, διασκευή Γκόραν Μπρέγκοβιτς

SAID

What people have said about them

Vougioukli sisters consist a unique artistic presence. With deep knowledge, talent, sensitivity and character they serve difficult musical forms which connect us with great moments of our musical tradition, simultaneously teaching and moving us. Their voices are rich, precise and cultivated, with an artistic quality and technique, and a wide range. Their well chosen repertoire represents a new presence on the music and artistic scene and, above all, they offer an alternative proposition as to how we might approach our musical tradition, in a creative and attractive way. The appreciation that the public has for them proves this to be the case.

The President of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture

Professor G. Babiniotis

It always makes me happy when young singers free themselves from the stress of achieving a popular hit and choose the difficult road of quality instead Here, in this CD, Eleni and Souzana Vougioukli have shown this in practice.   I first heard them when they were still teenagers, in 2001, and I invited them to take part in my concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. It was their first official performance. They charmed me with their beautiful voices and their authenticity. I am very happy to see that they continue not only serving the traditional song seriously and respectfully but also the song ‘without frontiers’, in their own special way. I am sure that they have much more to offer us in the future.

Maria Farantouri

Eleni and Souzana Vougioukli are two young girls, modern but mature, who have substantially adopted tradition. Specifically speaking,  for them tradition is not an academic achievement, but a way of life, a friendly relationship. This was the impression I had when I went to the studio to play guitar for the songs of Thrace.  And I was impressed by the ease and spontaneity of their interpretation when we began recording. Beyond their musical knowledge, they are two personalities with a wide ranging artistic culture. They carry in them various countries, a world of colourful sound and, because of this, they can interpret a traditional song from Southern Italy, or one of the songs of Hatzidakis or Tsitsanis equally effortlessly. I hope they will have a career which will continue to pleasantly surprise and impress us, as they have done with this CD.

Yiannis Spathas

 

Eleni and Souzana Vougioukli. Two voices molded by feeling and knowledge.  They are making an intervention in the Greek song. Two voices directed, with a straight, clear vision, at the soul, which uniquely manage to cause excitement.

Loudovikos Ton Anoyion