George Dalaras, 26 June 2010

Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre

George Dalaras, one of the most important music ambassadors of Greece, met with his Istanbulite fans on Saturday, June 26 at Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre. Zulfu Livaneli was the honorary guest of the Dalaras concert organized by IKSV.

Music lovers showed great interest to George Dalaras' Istanbul concert which was part of "The Encore Tour" organised on the occasion of the 25th year of his first European Tour. Around 5,000 music lovers attended the concert whose tickets were sold out.

Almost all the albums of George Dalaras, who has 65 albums and participated in over 50 recordings aside from his solo albums, received gold and platinum record awards for their successful sales. Dalaras has created a fan base not only in Greece but all around the world in over 40 years with the songs he performs in a smooth and touching voice, and blends traditional Greek music with blues, rock, Latin, classical, and folk. Dalaras, who is known not only for his voice and music, but also for his sensitivity to social issues, was appointed as a "Good Will Ambassador" by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2006.

The Dalaras concert greatly enjoyed by Istanbulite music lovers was one of the most important concerts of the summer of 2010.