Village Voice, NY

Savina Yannatou
Date/Time:Sat., September 27, 8:00pm

Savina Yannatou
By Richard Gehr

The wonderfully idiosyncratic Greek vocalist Yannatou,
accordionist-arranger Kostas Vamvolas, and the five other members of
Primavera en Salonico perform an Armenian lullaby, a Greek sponge
divers' work song, a Southern Italian olive harvesters' tune, and a
Yiddish Ashkenazic melody on their spacious and experimental new
album, Songs of an Other. And since this marks the first evening of
the World Music Institute's two-day Sephardic Song Festival, you
should also expect music from the group's namesake Greek-Jewish
community, Salonica (now Thessaloniki).