Sylvie Paz and Kalliroi Raouzeaou form the duo Zoppa.
The music of Zoppa celebrates love, hope and creation. It is a rare alliance of two Mediterranean singers and musicians: Kalliroi Raouzeou, a Greek pianist, singer and composer and Sylvie Paz, singer and composer from Oran and of Spanish origin. A subtle combination of traditional Greek poetry and Spanish coplas. But their songs are also inspired by poems of Neruda or Pessoa…evoking separation and loneliness…The two artists met in Marseille and shared songs from their secret garden which they call ECHOPOETICS in the spirit of “alla zoppa”, a musical term that refers to the asymmetrical and wobbly rhythm like the “aksak”.
The first album of the duo will be released in autumn 2021: Topographia (Socadisc/Sublimes Portes). The musical set can be performed as a duo or in a jazz quartet with renowned French artists such as Cédrick Bec, drums, and Pierre Fénichel, double bass.