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Nana Mouskouri

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Nana Mouskouri (born Joanna Mouskouri, October 13, 1934) is a singer from Crete, Greece. She started her musical career in her early years and settled with her family in Athens, where her father worked as a cinema projectionist, and there Nana’s love for art started, particularly for music.

At the beginning of the World War II, Nana continued with her studies thanks to the support of her music professor and stayed in the conservatory until 1950. Later, she joined the band The Athenians, where she met her husband, George Petsilas, from which she divorced afterwards. Later on, she married André Chapelle, who was and still is her producer.

After 1959, Nana’s success starts to grow thanks to her experience to diverse musical genres such as pop, jazz, folk, classical, and gospel, among others. She won the awards to the Greek song twice and in 1960, the Cannes Film Festival for the film’s music score and the song “Never on Sunday”. Since then, Nana has become a world celebrity, selling all the tickets in her concerts. She has also won several other awards and recorded more than 300 albums that between 1980 and 1990 settled her musical career. Nana has recorded songs in Greek, Spanish, Latin, German, Hebrew, and Japanese, among others.

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