“OMONOIA CIRCUS is a band, created at Omonoia Square Greece, inside the Bangeion Building, during the covid 19 era. Hand-made, real music, psychedelic, and progressive rock. Omonoia Circus are: Maria Aristopoulou, vocals; Anna Maria Mitsakou, vocals; Masa Josilo, keyboards; Othon Logaras, drums; Philip Dragoumis, quitar; Lefteris Mavroskotis, saxophone; Dimitris Androulakis, bass guitar (replaced Spyros Petrounakos since June 2022). In January 2023, Omonoia Circus released a seven tracks album titled “Sappho’s Little Boat”, all lyrics are based on poems by George Wallace from New York.” – Fragment from Omonoia Circus’ interview by Michael Limnios.
All songs are based on George Wallace’s poems and arranged by Philip Dragoumis.
Performed by OMONOIA CIRCUS
1,3,7 recorded at DNA lab studio, Athens (sound engineer Filippos Marinellis)
2,4,5,6 recorded at SUBWAY studio (sound engineer Vangelis Sapounas, Giannis Paxevanis)
Produced, mixed and mastered by Giannis Paxevanis at SUBWAY studio
OMONOIA CIRCUS are
Masha Josillo, keyboards
Othon Logaras Drums
Maria Aristopoulou vocals on 1,3,5,7
Annamaria Mitsakou vocals on 2,4,6
Spyros Petrounakos Bass
Philip Dragoumis Guitar
Lefteris Mavroskotis Saxophone
Cover Art Work: Eleni Dragoumi
Philip Dragoumis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philip.dragoumis
ABOUT THE POET
George Wallace is a NYC based poet and professor, author of 40 chapbooks of poetry, and writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Of Greek heritage, Wallace, he has researched ancient Greek culture at Washington DC’s Center for Hellenic Studies studied the work of major 20th century Greek surrealist poets, met with Nanos Valaoritis, and led a writers’ workshop in Greece (2008). Author of Eos (Three Rooms Press, NY), a bilingual collection translated by Lina Sipitanou, he has appeared in Athens to perform his work twice: at About.Gr art gallery (2011), and at Bageion (2018). In 2018 he was awarded the Alexander Medal by UNESCO-Piraeus for his contributions to the arts, the first American to win the prize, and he has been recognized with major awards in festivals in Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria. Sappho’s Little Boat, an album of songs written by Athens-based Philip Dragoumis for the band Omonoia Circus and featuring lyrics from Wallace poems, was released in Dec 2022.
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George Wallace is going to travel to Greece in May. He and Omonoia Circus are planning events to celebrate the release of the album at that time. They’re available for concerts, interviews and presentations. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com