Zoppa: Mediterranean Female Duo

17 April, 2021

Sylvie Paz and Kalliroi Raouzeaou form the duo Zoppa.

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. 

Lis­ten to sev­er­al songs from the upcom­ing Topographia album here. Vis­it their web­site.



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