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A Night with Areti
Sat, April 22, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
Join us for a special concert with Greek musician Areti Ketime, performer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games featuring traditional folk music with a tribute to the “American” Rebetiko.
A complimentary reception will follow the concert where refreshments will be served.
For more information about the event, please contact us at (504) 596-6777.
Areti Ketime was born in Athens in 1989 and began playing the Santouri, taught by the great Aristeidis Moschos, from the age of 6. Her parents come from Mesologi, Greece and she grew up in a family closely connected to the traditional music and feasts of Greece. Thus she was exposed to music in a completely natural way from her earliest childhood.
At the age of 9, she started taking piano theory lessons at the Athens Conservatoire. At the same time, she was taking private Santouri lessons taught by the virtuoso Aggelia Tkatsieva of Belarus. Those lessons have helped her with the technique and the general mastery of the Santouri.
At the age of 13, she became a professional performer, playing a broad spectrum of Greek traditional music, both as a singer and a Santouri player.
In September of 2003 her CD single "Areti´s song" was released. She participated and performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. In the following years she produced and recorded with many well-known Greek artists. Areti published her first full record with title "Me ti fwni tis Aretis" (with the voice of Areti) produced by Legend Productions in 2009, and she has gone on to publish another full record with the title "Kali sou tyxi" (Good Luck) also produced by Legend Productions. Areti Ketime has been a member of the Estudiantina orchestra, among other ensembles.