Emarel Music announces its debut CD entitled “ήχώ/echo”the music of Mimis Plessas, produced in Greece, featuring 10 classic Greek songs newly arranged by New York-based leading vibist, musician, and composer Christos Rafalides. His collaboration with Mimis Plessas, the internationally renowned multi award-winning Greek composer, has resulted in an urban sound –mosaic of global rhythms– echoing Rafalides’ musical roots. The album features the soulful vocals of Greek performer Evi Siamanda.
Known as the “Greek Gershwin,” Mimis Plessas’ music has been celebrated throughout his illustrious career in film, theatre, opera, concerto suites, radio, and television. The CD “ήχώ/echo” reintroduces Plessas’ arrangements originally interpreted in the ‘60's by eminent female performers Tzeni Vanou and Marinella.
Reintroducing Mimis Plessas' music was both a challenge and an inspiration for Rafalides. He collaborated with some of Greece’s top musicians to create a “mixture of sounds” –mindful of the distinct Greek sound yet encompassing a bold approach in transcending musical boundaries in order to create a contemporary sound for a new generation.