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Nana Mouskouri, December 5

Nana Mouskouri, December 5

Mention the name Nana Mouskouri today in America, and someone is sure to ask, "Is that the woman with the glasses?" For a career that spans for more than three decades of singing and performing in Europe, Mouskouri has become recognized in the American market as an articulate, resonant soprano. Nana Mouskouri will be performing at Westbury Music Fair on Friday, December 5th at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com.

Mouskouri states, "Music has so many faces, styles, different expressions." This is something she so idyllically conveys to her audience. Mouskouri caters to her audiences by singing most of her songs in their original language. She can sing in any number of languages including Spanish, French, Hebrew, English, and her native Greek. Mouskouri performs an assortment of songs including the Aria "Casta Diva" from Bellini’s opera Norma, the spiritual "Amazing Grace," and Elvis Presley’s "Love me Tender." Mouskouri has also performed songs from an extensive list of performers such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Judy Garland, Carole King, and Don McLean, to name a few.

Nana Mouskouri is the best selling female artist of all time in Europe, with a whopping 800 million in sales under her belt. She is no stranger to receiving Gold and Platinum Record awards. By 1991 Mouskouri had received over 250 Gold and Platinum records from her record company Phonogram Philips Paris. Her diversified musical styles have also gained her accolades in other countries such as France’s Grand Prix du Disque, Holland’s Golden Tulip Award, and Germany’s Gold Ticket Award for selling more than 100,000 seats in one year. Over the span of her now 40-year plus career, Mouskouri has toured all over Europe, Australia, Asia, Mexico, and the United States.

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