Andriana Babali

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Andriana Babali
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Background information
Born 1976 (age 37–38)
Athens, Greece
Genres Alternative Pop, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Years active 1998–present
Labels Feelgood Records
Associated acts Haris Alexiou
George Dalaras
Xaxakes
Website http://www.facebook.com/andrianababaliofficial

Andriana Babali (Greek: Ανδριάνα Μπάμπαλη) is a Greek singer and songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Born and raised in Athens Greece, Andriana studied Economics and Music. She began singing as a Vocalist/Percussionist with rock singer-songwriter Nikos Portokaloglou Band[1] in 1998. This led to her first studio recording “Den Ein' Arga” from the OST “Brazilero”, which became a major radio hit,[2] and also her first solo album “Kai I Gi Gyrizei”, following a contract with Universal Music. She sings “Gine Kommatia (Nychterino Renge)” in Portokaloglou's album “Dipsa” and it becomes a major hit in Greece, but also in France. France's Ethnic Radio “RFI Musique” included "Gine Kommatia" to the Top-10 list for a period of over 3 months.[3]

In 2004, Andriana is nominated in the “Arion Awards” (Greece’s most popular Music Awards) in the category for “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Pop Singer”. The same year, she appears in Stefanos Korkolis's album “Anemoptero” singing the title song, and Kostas Livadas's “Ti Hronia Ki Afti”, singing “Mia Mera Emine Akoma”.
During the Winter of 2004-2005, Andriana performs alongside George Dalaras.[4] In May 2005 she released her second studio album “Min Pis Pote”, following a new contract with Minos EMI. This album was re-released in February 2006 as a repackaging, including an extra song by Stefanos Korkolis (music) and Rebecca Roussi (lyrics), which was used in a very popular TV advertisement.[5]
In June 2007, she released her third studio album “Des Kathara”. The title song's Music Video, an adaptation of Calogero's "Face à la mer" with Greek lyrics by Nikos Moraitis, directed by Maria Skoka,[6] wins "Best Music Video" Award in Greek Video Music Awards 2008.[7] The summer of 2008 she performed alongside Haris Alexiou and Babis Stokas, giving concerts all around Greece,[8] Cyprus,[9] Turkey and Israel.

In May 2009, she released her fourth album “The Rose Tattoo”, a selection of '50 's and '60 's Greek and International hits, arranged by composer Minos Matsas. This album was recorded between Los Angeles and Athens, Greece, using Skype.[10]
In late 2010, Babali released her fifth studio album titled “O Tzon Tzon Zi” (John-John is alive) which is entirely written and composed by lyricist Nikos Moraitis and virtuoso violist and composer Stamos Semsis.
Around that time, the successful Greek TV series The Island used “Ise Esi O Anthropos Mou” (from her 2009 album: The Rose Tattoo) for the series theme song, which ranked #1 in iTunes (Gr) sales,[11] while it's been re-released (included in the OST of the series) twice with Proto Thema newspaper, and later with EMI.
The winter of 2011, she collaborated in the studio[12] and in live performances[13] with Michalis Hatzigiannis giving concerts around Greece, Cyprus, North America, and Canada.
In Mid 2012, Andriana collaborated with Ilias Liougos, Orfeas Peridis, Kalliopi Vetta and Hristos Thivaios in a tribute [14] to the great Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis, produced by composer Michalis Koumbios.

Actress[edit]

In the fall of 2010, Ari Bafalouka’s[15] (Director) film entitled “Apnea”,[16] where Andriana co-starred among renowned Greek actors, like Giorgos Karamihos,[17] Youlika Skafida,[18] Iro Moukiou[19] and Akilas Karazisis,[20] aired in the Montreal World Film Festival. The film received great reviews from the critics[21][22] and was awarded the Fipresci & Audience Award in 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival,[23] the Audience Award “Best Film” in SEE FEST - Los Angeles 2011[24] and more. The film screened at many festivals worldwide, and premiered in Greek theaters in January 2011.[25]
In early 2011, Andriana participates in a theatrical production for the first time, acting as well as singing, for Yorgos Nanouris’s[26] play “Greece 11”.[26]

Latest News[edit]

  • After a studio collaboration with George Dalaras in his 2012 album “Ti Tha Pei Etsi Einai”, Andriana toured with him all over Greece and Cyprus.[27]
  • At the same time she composed music for the "Dagipoli Dance Co" show "HUMATERRA", and performed live in it, giving shows in the Athens Concert Hall, in Istanbul[28] and Piccolo Teatro (Milan).[29]

Discography[edit]

Andriana Babali discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
EPs 1
Singles 12
Music videos 13
Soundtracks 4

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Me Hriazete (EP) (2006)

Singles[edit]

  • Den Ein' Arga (2001)
  • Moira Mou Egines (2003)
  • Gyrna Piso (2003)
  • Gine Kommatia (Nychterino Renge) (2004)
  • Min Pis Pote (2005)
  • Mazi Theos (2006)
  • Des Kathara (Face à la mer) (2007)
  • Diakopes Sti Baniera (2010)
  • Periplanomeno (2010)
  • Koukla Spasmeni (2010)
  • Pente Vimata (2013)
  • Ta Dahtylidia (2013)
  • T' Akoustika [feat. Onirama] (2014)

Collaborations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nikos Portokaloglou". www.nikosportokaloglou.gr. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  2. ^ "enet 2003" (in Greek). enet.gr. 2003-07-06. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  3. ^ "RFI Music". www.rfimusic.com. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Babali-Dalaras Duet on TV" (in Greek). www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Lacta TV Spot". www.lacta.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Skoka Reel". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Video music Awards 2008" (in Greek). www.videomusicawards.gr. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Alexiou/Stokas/Babali Tour" (in Greek). www.festival-ymittou.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  9. ^ "Alexiou/Stokas/Babali Cyprus". www.cyprusevents.net. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  10. ^ "The Rose Tattoo presentation" (in Greek). www.pathfinder.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  11. ^ "Ise Esi O Anthropos Mou #1 on iTunes". Apple. 2010-10-24. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  12. ^ "Vrochi Ton Asterion". www.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  13. ^ "Hatzigiannis-Babali Live" (in Greek). www.protothema.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  14. ^ "Stis Agores (Hatzidakis tribute)" (in Greek). www.protothema.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  15. ^ "Ari Bafalouka". cineuropa.org. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  16. ^ "Apnea film". www.apnea-film.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  17. ^ "Giorgos Karamihos imdb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  18. ^ "Youlika Skafida imdb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  19. ^ "Iro Moukiou imdb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  20. ^ "Akilas Karazisis imdb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  21. ^ "Apnea Variety Review". www.variety.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  22. ^ "Apnea The Skinny Review". www.variety.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  23. ^ "Apnea Awards". www.filmfestival.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  24. ^ "Apnea Awards". www.filmfestival.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  25. ^ "Apnea Glaskow" (in Greek). www.tovima.gr. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  26. ^ a b "Yorgos Nanouris imdb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  27. ^ "Ti Tha Pei Etsi Einai Live Cyprus". www.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  28. ^ "Humaterra in Istanbul". www.hurriyetdailynews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  29. ^ "Humaterra in Milan". www.piccoloteatro.org. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  30. ^ "Citania Album". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  31. ^ "Sunny Mae single". www.apple.com. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  32. ^ "Ola ta nai tou kosmou". www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 

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