November 14, 2022
Today is the birthday of singing legend and musician Dimitra Galani who is very influential in the Greek music scene and in Lina Nikolakopoulou’s career. Therefore we chose the 1981 milestone song ‘Sta Kitrina Fota’ as a translation project to honour her great work. It is an adaption of Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat”.
Our translation of the song can be found at “English Translations” and “German Translations“.
October 21, 2022
A brand new song with the title “Thelo Kati” from singers Myrto Vasileiou and Giorgos Perris with lyrics by Lina Nikolakopoulou and music by Kostas Tsirkas is released on Oct 21!
Klick here to have a listen!
A new interview Lina Nikolakopoulou gave to Nikos Bogiopoulos on Realfm.
June 30, 2022
A very happy birthday to Lina Nikolakopoulou! Our best wishes: Health, inspiration, love and laughter. ❤ Chronia Polla!
Radio station “Deftero Laika” showcases the new album of singer Giota Negka which assembles a bouquet of songs written by the grande dame of Greek Laiko Tragoudi, Eftychia Papagiannopoulou. The songs on “Tragoudontas tin Eftychia” were uniquely chosen for Negka’s program by Lina Nikolakopoulou, she can be heard narrating the introduction.
Click below, the broadcast can be found in the ERT online archive. The presenter is Giorgos Tsampras.
Remembering the internationally well-known Greek composer Evangelos Odysseas Papathanasiou (Vangelis) we would like to honor him with a song originating from a collaboration between himself, Lina Nikolakopoulou and Dimitra Galani: “Ki Eiches Chathei” (And You Were Gone) from the album “Ateleiotos Dromos” (Endless Road) 1983.
Our translation of the song can be found at “English Translations“.
March 12, 2022
Today, Deftero Programma will air a tribute to artist and Armenian-Greek Rebetiko singer of the 1940s and 1950s, Marika Ninou.
“San Astro” (Like A Star) – a new theater play about Ninou’s life and music is staged in Theatro Karolous Koun in Odos Frynichou in Athens. Actor/director Giannos Perlegas and musician/accordionist Avgerini Gatsi will be guests in Lina Nikolakopoulou’s and Alexandra Christakaki’s radio show and will give us bits to enjoy.
For theater tickets please look -> here at viva.
March 5, 2022
In memory of the cherished lyricist Marianina Kriezi.
During this broadcast of “Me Ta Podia Mechri Tin Alitheia”, a live audio recording of the Sfigga show (Feb 28, 2018) dedicated to the highly accomplished lyricist of “Lilipoupoli” and artistic collaborator of Arleta, Lakis Papadopoulos, Eleni Dimou, Lena Platonos, Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Dimitra Galani and many more, is aired.
January 1, 2022
On New Year’s Day we will hear from acclaimed performer Thodoris Voutsikakis‘ new projects on Lina Nikolakopoulou’s and Alexandra Christakaki’s radio show on Deftero Programma.
Make sure to tune in and enjoy the music of the rich and warm tenor voice of Thodoris which is making way for the beginning of 2022 – There will be a music segment live from the studio featuring works from “Omorfi Zoi” and “Stin Odo Frynichou”!
December 25, 2021
“Me Ta Podia Mechri Tin Alitheia” features Lina Nikolakopoulou and Alexandra Christakaki interviewing internationally renowned composer Eventhia Reboutsika for the Christmas celebrations. She is set to talk about her musical influences, her work in composing for the big screen and her love for the sounds of the East, especially the Bosporus.
World premiere of “Ellinismos” – a new hymn, dedicated to the Greek diaspora.
The lyrics/poem is composed by Lina Nikolakopoulou and the music was written by Evanthia Reboutsika. The dignified music piece gives hommage to the connection of the Greek people in different countries of the world and sees the light of day in the year of the 200th birthday celebrations of the modern Greek state.
More info on ERT (Link) and Greek Reporter (Link)
November and December 2021
Thodoris Voutiskakis gives a series of celebrated concerts at “Theatro Technis Karolus Koun” in the Greek capital’s Odos Frynichou which will showcase the most-loved songs of his career in an intimate setting. Lina Nikolakopoulou has the artistic supervision, so this should make for an elaborate and sophisticated song choice which surely will feature also some lesser known gemstones.
More Info on Tetragono (Link)
October 27, 2021
“ΗΤΑΝ ΜΙΑ ΛΕΞΗ ΜΟΝΑΧΑ… ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ” (“It Was Only One Word…FREEDOM”) – a musical event in honor of the Greek “Ochi Day” is planned to take place at Megaro Mousikis Thessalonikis (Thessaloniki Music Hall).
The performance will feature shining young tenor Thodoris Voutsikakis and singer Eleni Dimopoulou together with the Symphonic Orchestra of the city of Thessaloniki.
Art direction and curation of texts: Lina Nikolakopoulou.
If you are interested in tickets, please klick on -> ticketservices.
PS: This event had to be cancelled due to the national mourning because of the death of Fofi Gennimata.
October 12, 2021
In this year’s artistic cooperation of Lina Nikolakopoulou and Tania Tsanaklidou,
the announcement for a big concert at the Odeio Irodou Attikou in Athens on October 12th
came out. The performance is titled “TANIA/LINA – Τα Σχήματα των Αστεριών” (The Shape of the Stars).
New broadcast about greek music legend Sotiria Bellou – a talk with her biographer Sophia Adamidou which was recorded in Sep 2020.
July 31, 2021
The first new song “Σε ρώταγα στο Φάληρο” from the upcoming album by Evelina Aggelou gets published online. Lyrics: Lina Nikolakopoulou, Music: Daphne Alexandri. Enjoy!
The album “Εικονική πραγματικότητα” (Virtual Reality) will be released in fall by Metronomos.
Find Evelina Aggelou’s profile here on FB.
L. N. talks about the authors and books she fancies and encourages the audience to vote for their favorite books in the bookstore ‘Public’s Book Awards.
July – September 2021
Summer dates of the new show “TANIA/LINA – Τα Σχήματα των Αστεριών” (The Shape of the Stars) are announced. Artwork and musical retrospective brought to live by Lina Nikolakopoulou with Tania Tsanaklidou on the occasion of Lina’s 40th discographic anniversary and the 33rd anniversary of Tania Tsanaklidou’s classic album “Mama, Gernao” (Mom, I’m Getting Older), a Kraounakis/Nikolakopoulou production of 1988.
July 1, 2021
Premiere of Giota Negka‘s homage to the legendary lyricist Eftychia Papagiannopoulou: “Τραγουδώντας την Ευτυχία” – art direction by Lina Nikolakopoulou.
June 30, 2021
With gratitude, hope and joy we say: Ευχαριστούμε από καρδιάς. Χρόνια πολλά! A big thank you to Lina Nikolakopoulou and her art. Many beautiful and fruitful years to come!
March 25, 2021
“Δικαίωμα” – a special Online Concert in honor of the jubilee of Lina Nikolakopoulou takes place.
Featured artists at the Dimotiko Theatro of Pireas are: Marios Frangoulis, Giorgos Perris and Myrto Vassiliou.
Lina Nikolakopoulou celebrates 40 years in discography in 2021. Be prepared for a variety of (online) festivities.
Lina Nikolakopoulou on the radio station “Deftero Programma“
Lina Nikolakopoulou continues to present, together with journalist Alexandra Christakaki, the radio show “Με τα πόδια μέχρι την Αλήθεια“ (By foot until the truth), every Saturday, 18:00 Greek time on Deftero Programma.