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Sokratis Malamas, 2007

Sokratis Malamas (Greek: Σωκράτης Μάλαμας) (b. September 29, 1957 in Sykia in Chalkidiki, Greece) is a Greek singer and songwriter.

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Biography

Sokratis Malamas was born on September 29, 1957 in Sykia in Chalkidiki, Greece. His family moved to Stuttgart, Germany for a few years, he later moved to Thessaloniki. There, he sang bouzouki songs and he learned from his father about his music. At age thirteen, he bought his first guitar and practiced for his presentations at schoolworks and when he was seventeen, he followed his guitar studies at the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Μακεδονικό Ωδείο Θεσσαλονίκης = Makedoniko Odeio Thessalonikis). He returned to Germany after he finished school and later went to the Stuttgart Odeon. In one difficult period of his life, he came back to Greece and attended studies at the National Conservatory of Athens (Εθνικό Ωδείο Αθηνών = Ethniko Odeio Athinon). He was taught by to Vangelis Assimakopoulos and to Notis Mavroudis. At 23, he began his professional career, worked as a guitar teacher and a singer in some public shops. Before he continued into his personal way, he was a guitarist at the orchestra of Nikos Papazoglou.

He continued to play music in public shops, he tried and put his songs on programs. Not until the time that Nikos Papazoglou made him enter the studio and began his first album Aspromavres Istories in 1989. Sokratis Malamas wrote songs for theatrical releases and made his performance in the odeon. His direction of his works was better known and loved his charts.

He performed with famous musicians including Manolis rasoulis, composers including Nikos Xydakis, Melina Kana and more composers including Giannis Tsatsopoulos, Giorgos Athanassopoulos, Alkis Alkaiou, Fotini Lambridis, Thodoros Gonis, Michalis Gkanas, Odysseas Ioannou and Thanasis Papakonstantinou. He also had enough participants of works of famous people including Dionyssis Tsaknis, Maria Thoidou, B.D. Foxmoor and Sadahzinia (of Active Member), Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Michalis Siganidis, Takis Vouis, Maria Papanikolaou and others.

Malamas also wrote songs and featured them in movies including To Kynigi To Lagou (Το Κυνήγι του Λαγού) [1] and interpreted a song called To Chrono na Lavoso (Το χρόνο να λαβώσω) in a short-length film Ypsoma 33 (Ύψωμα 33) [2], [3]

Today, he resides as a creator in Thessaloniki.

Discography

  • Aspromavres Istories (Ασπρόμαυρες ιστορίες, translation: Black and White Stories) (Lyra) - 1989
    • 1. Karfi (Καρφί)
    • 2. Ola ta Arniemai (Όλα τα αρνιέμαι)
    • 3. Pairno tous Dromous (Παίρνω τους δρόμους = Taking These Roads)
    • 4. Pino-plirono gia to Chthes (Πίνω-πληρώνω για το χθες = Drink-Pay for Yesterday)
    • 5. Laspes (Λάσπες = Mud)
    • 6. Anases Viastikes (Ανάσες βιαστικές)
    • 7. Stella (Στέλλα )
    • 8. Panta Mystika ( Πάντα μυστικά = Always A Secret)
    • 9. Diekdiko Sklira (Διεκδικώ σκληρά )
    • 10. Echo 40 Pyreto (Έχω 40 πυρετό = I Have A Fever of 40°)
    • 11. Kalynychta (Καληνύχτα = Goodnight)
    • 12. Dyo kai Allo Dyo Vymata (Δυο και άλλα δυο βήματα = Two and Another Two Pace)

The Market)

  • Paramythia (Παραμύθια, translation: Fairy Tales) (Lyra) - 1991
    • 1. Mia Volta Sta Vathia (Μια βόλτα στα βαθιά = A Trip to the Depths)
    • 2. Pame gia Figoume (Πάμε να φύγουμε = Let's Go And Leave)
    • 3. Kynigao Ti Skia Mou (Κυνηγάω τη σκιά μου = Chasing My Shadow)
    • 4. Zitianos Para Ypourgos (Ζητιάνος παρά υπουργός)
    • 5. Arachni (Αράχνη = Spider)
    • 6. Monologos Trelou (Μονόλογος τρελού)
    • 7. Kirki (Κίρκη)
    • 8. O Kairos (Ο καιρός = The Time)
    • 9. Kanenas den Xerei (Κανένας δεν ξέρει = Nobody Knows)
    • 10. Me Pnigeis (Με πνίγεις)
    • 11. Pontikia Stin Agora (Ποντίκια στην αγορά = Mice In the Market)
  • Tis Meras Kai Tis Nychtas (Της μέρας και της νύχτας, translation: The Days And The Nights) (Lyra) - 1992
    • 1. Lene (Λένε)
    • 3. Oi Astynomoi (Οι αστυνόμοι = The Police)
    • 4. Chilia Prosopa (Χίλια πρόσωπα = A Thousand Faces)
    • 5. M'ena Giati (Μ’ ένα γιατί)
    • 6. Moiraia (Μοιραία)
    • 7. Ki Esi Xechnas (Κι εσύ ξεχνάς = And You Forget)
    • 8. Oi Dyo (Οι δυο)
    • 10. Na Valo Ta Metaxota (Να βάλω τα μεταξωτά)
    • 11. Pies (Πιες = Drink)
  • Kyklos (Κύκλος, translation: Circle) (Lyra) - 1993
    • 1. Ta Pagia (Τα πάγια')
    • 2. Gia Tin Ellada (Για την Ελλάδα = For Greece)
    • 3. Rififi (Ριφιφί)
    • 4. S'Agapo (Σ’ αγαπώ = I Love You)
    • 5. O Theos (Ο Θεός)
    • 6. Dyo-treis kouventes (Δυο-τρεις κουβέντες)
    • 7. Tis Artas to Gefyri (Της Άρτας το γεφύρι = The Bridge of Arta)
    • 8. To Tragoudi Tou Methysmenou (Το τραγούδι του μεθυσμένου)
    • 9. Doro tou Kosmou (Δώρο του κόσμου = Gift From The People)
    • 10. Tsigaro atel(e)ioto (Τσιγάρο ατέλειωτο)
    • 11. Faltsos Chrisimos (Φάλτσος χρησμός)
    • 12. Na Rotas (Να ρωτάς = May I Ask?)
  • Sokratis Malamas (Lavyrinthos) (Σωκράτης Μάλαμας (Λαβύρινθος), translation: Sokratis Malamas: Labyrinth/Maze) (Lyra) - 1996
    • 1. Lavyrinthos (Λαβύρινθος)
    • 2. Ta Paidia Mes Stin Plateia (Τα παιδιά μες στην πλατεία)
    • 3. O Kipos (Ο κήπος = The Garden)
    • 4. To Gramma (Το γράμμα = The Letter)
    • 5. To Asotou (Του ασώτου)
    • 6. Ast ta Psemmata (Άσε τα ψέμματα)
    • 7. Kalimera (Καλημέρα = Good Morning)
    • 8. Taxidi (Ταξίδι = Trip)
    • 9. Anavo mia Fotoia (Ανάβω μια φωτιά)
    • 10. Einai Skotadi (Είναι σκοτάδι = It's Dark)
    • 11. Misi Pisti (Μισή πίστη)
    • 12. Eftycheis Lypimeni kai Potes (Ευτυχείς λυπημένοι και πότες)
  • 13,000 Meres/13,000 Days (13.000 Μέρες) (Lyra) - 1997
    • 1. Tis Nychtas ta Paraponaad (Της νύχτας τα παράπονα)
    • 2. Petao Petres (Πετάω πέτρες = I'm Throwing Rocks)
    • 3. Kontrapounto (Κοντραπούντο = Coutnerpoint)
    • 4. Erotes (Έρωτες)
    • 5. Skalopatia (Σκαλοπάτια = Stairway)
    • 6. Tis Agkalias I Xeniteia (Της αγκαλιάς η ξενητειά)
    • 7. Dromo Allaxe O Aeras (Δρόμο άλλαξε ο αέρας = The Route Changed By The Air)
    • 8. To Nisi ton P(e)iraton (Το νησί των πειρατών = Pirate's Island)
    • 9. 13,000 meres (13000 μέρες = 13,000 Fays)
    • 10. Synitheia Dichty (Συνήθεια δίχτυ)
    • 11. I Xehcasmeni Mou Zoi (Η ξεχασμένη μου ζωή)
    • 12. Dekemvris 1903 (Δεκέμβρης 1903 = December 1903)
  • Xydakis-Malamas (Ξυδάκης-Μάλαμας) (Lyra) - 1999
    • 1. Ta Farmaki (Το φαρμάκι)
    • 2. Na Ximerone Mia Mera (Να ξημέρωνε μια μέρα)
    • 3. Stou Dourampei (Στου Δουράμπεη)
    • 4. Treis Kafedes (Τρεις καφέδες = Three Cups of Coffee)
    • 5. O Monos (Ο μόνος = The Only)
    • 6. Opoios Fevgei (Όποιος φεύγει = Whoever Leaves)
    • 7. Neron (Νέρων)
    • 8. Organiko (Οργανικό = Instrumental)
    • 9. Aeras tis Agapis (Αέρας της αγάπης = Air of Love)
    • 10. O Petros (Ο Πέτρος)
    • 11. Albatros (Άλμπατρος)
  • O Fylakas ki o Vasilias (Ο φύλακας κι ο βασιλιάς, translation: The Keeper and the King) (Lyra) - 2000
    • 1. Fylakas ki o Vasilias (φύλακας κι ο βασιλιάς = The guardian and the King)
    • 2. Tipota de Chathike (Τίποτα δε χάθηκε = Nothing is Lost)
    • 3. Fylla alkalika (Φύλλα αλκαλικά)
    • 4. To Metaxi (Το μετάξι)
    • 5. Ola Zoun an ta Thymasai (Όλα ζούν αν τα θυμάσαι)
    • 6. Anisyches Meres (Ανήσυχες μέρες)
    • 8. Pouli se Dendro Archontiko (Πουλί σε δέντρο αρχοντικό = Bird in the Fine Tree)
    • 9. Anoigma sta Perata (Άνοιγμα στα πέρατα)
    • 10. To Limani (Το λιμάνι = The Port)
    • 11. Epiase Vrochi (Έπιασε βροχή = It Rained)
    • 12. Prigkipesa (Πριγκηπέσα = Princess)
    • 13. Chameni Roucho (Χαμένο ρούχο = Lost Shirt)
  • Ena (Ένα, translation: One) (Lyra) - 2002
    • 1. Notias (Νοτιάς = South wind)
    • 2. Nychtololoudo or Nichtolouloudo (Νυχτολούλουδο)
    • 3. To Kathreftaki (Το καθρεφτάκι = The Little Mirror)
    • 4. Tou Erota (Του έρωτα)
    • 5. Efxes (Ευχές)
    • 6. Palirroia or Palirria (Παλίρροια = Tide)
    • 7. Simata fosforika (Σήματα φωσφορικά)
    • 8. Tis Siopis (Της σιωπής)
    • 9. I Skia (Η σκιά)
    • 10. To Agkathi (Το αγκάθι = The Thorn)
    • 11. Ta Diodia (Τα διόδια = The Tolls)
    • 12. To Porfyro Potami (Το πορφυρό ποτάμι = The Purple River)
    • 14. Eftases Idi (Έφτασες ήδη = Made It Already)
  • Adeio Domatio (Άδειο Δωμάτιο, translation: Empty Room) (Lyra) - 2005
    • 1. Mantis or Mandis (Μάντης)
    • 2. To Oneiro (Το όνειρο = The Dream)
    • 3. Prosopa ( Πρόσωπα = Faces)
    • 4. Paichnidi me ta Mavra (Παιχνίδι με τα μαύρα)
    • 5. Zografos (Ζωγράφος = Painter)
    • 6. Adio Domatio (Άδειο δωμάτιο = Empty Bedroom)
    • 7. Gynaika (Γυναίκα = Lady)
    • 8. O Magos (Ο Μάγος)
    • 9. Arrito (Άρρητο = Inexpressible)
    • 10. Spilia tou Dragou (Σπηλιά του Δράκου)
    • 11. Stachti (Στάχτη)
    • 12. Thiasos (Θίασος)
  • Dromoi (Δρόμοι, translation: Roads) (Lyra) - 2007

Productions

  • 1994 - To Fantasma Apo to Parelthon (Το φάντασμα από το παρελθόν) (Akti)
  • 1995 - Stin Andromeda Kai Stin Gi (Στην Ανδρομέδα και στη γη = On Andromeda And On Earth) (Lyra)
  • 1997 - I Gynaika Kai To Milo (Η γυναίκα και το μήλο) (Mylos)
  • 1997 - Pyli Tis Ammou (Πύλη της άμμου = Sand Gate) (Mylos)
  • 1997 - San Petalouda (Σαν πεταλούδα = Like A Butterfly) Virgin
  • 1999 - Me tin Platy ston Tycho (Με την πλάτη στον τοίχο = With The Back On The Wall)
  • 1999 - Mikres Angelies (Μικρές αγγελίες = Little Tidings)

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