Scott H. Thompson
It is a poetic love story, created by Greek legendary poet/lyricist Lina Nikolakopoulou and composed by her long time collaborator Daphne Alexandri. Aggeliki is well known in the NYC tri-state area from her remarkable performances in the Greek community. She is characterized by her smoky, sultry tone and sensual, soulful performances. Her versatility and unique ability to sing in various languages have distinguished her as a top female vocalist in the New York music scene.
Samba Griega was arranged and produced by classical/jazz composer/guitarist Spiros Exaras. The song was recorded with an all star team of New York based musicians, and it was mixed and mastered by multi-Grammy® award winner Phil Magnotti.
The release date was 6/28/21 and the record labels are Rtime and Polyglottal Music.
The track features the following musicians:
Café : Brazilian percussion, vocals
Luisito Quintero : latin percussion, vocals
Richie Morales : drums
Pablo Vergara : piano
Ray Martinez : bass, vocals
Jonathan Powell : trumpet
Tokunori Kajiwara : trombone
Itai Kriss : flute
Spiros Exaras : classical guitar, mandolin
Lyrics by Lina Nikolakopoulou
Music by Daphne Alexandri
Arranged and Produced by Spiros Exaras
Executive Producers: Aggeliki and Lina Nikolakopoulou
- "A velvet voice! When the soul sings, you know it's Aggeliki singing! She conveys emotion in a captivating way, piercing our heart." - Panos Adamopoulos- "How fortunate are those who have heard this ethereal voice!" - Karen Yang