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Yiannis Aggelakas / Opening Act by Apparatschik

Well-known singer, songwriter, poet and actor, Yiannis Aggelakas is regarded in Greece as one of the most significant and multifaceted artists. He has an explosive performance on stage and a unique interpretation style.

Yiannis Aggelakas used to be the frontman of one of the most famous Greek rock bands called “Trypes”. “Trypes” produced albums with psychedelic/punk/grunge rock music. After the band was disbanded in 2001, Yiannis Aggelakas devoted himself into creating different kinds of experimental music. He started and maintained a productive solo career while at the same time he also collaborated with many other artists.

Among his friends and partners are Dinos Sadikis on baglamas and guitarChristos Charbilas on electronics and  percussions, Titos Kargiotakis on sound deck and electric guitar and Stathis Arabatzis on guitar. With them, Yiannis Aggelakas will be presenting in Berlin, selected songs from his entire recording history and his latest album “Gelasti Anifora”, released in May 2013.

Special guests of the night: The Russian Live Music & Dance Party Committee from Berlin, “Apparatschik”.
Since 1988 Apparatschik are traveling presenting their unique mix of Russian folk music, ska, rock and polka.
Apparatschik swirl their tunes like a Siberian steppe storm and they magically turn the crowd into a dancing wildfire! Pulp Fiction meets Potemkin, a musical cocktail of traditional and modern sounds.

First time in Germany for a gig in Berlin, the well known singer, songer and poet. MR

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