CULTURE

LEFTERIS PAPADOPOULOS

‘Spai to rodi’ «I’m very fortunate,» writes veteran lyricist and journalist Lefteris Papadopoulos in the introduction of «Axios Logos,» the first in a series of book-CD releases documenting his substantial track record. «At my age of 71, so many young people unite and decide to sing my lyrics. They include fabulous veteran singers with a huge contribution to the scene,» he said. And Greek music enthusiasts are fortunate that the «storyteller and craftsman» – as he was referred to by the late composer and collaborator Manos Loizos, who provided lyrics to some of the country’s best postwar songs – continues to put pen to paper. This edition features work of the past three years. Look out for the tender «Ena fili gia keinon» with the young and sensational Areti Ketime as well as Dimitris Bassis, and «Esi pou xereis» with rebetika musician Babis Tsertos.