Nana Simopulos

Appears in: Musicians


Wikipedia: (Translated from German) Simopoulos, who comes from a Greek immigrant family, learned as a five year old piano in order to devote himself then the classical guitar. As an adolescent she spent some time in Greece , where it joins the local folk music and rock music worked and played in bands relevant. At age 19, she returned to the United States, where she studied with Eddie Van Halen and Pat Metheny received. In San Francisco they took 1983 first album with Ray Pizzi , Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins on which the critics of the magazine ” Downbeat distinguished “, and then went to New York City , where she met Don Cherry has performed and 1986 for Enja their plate Wings and Air with musicians such as Nana Vasconcelos , Jim Pepper and Charlie Haden grossed. In 1987 he moved to the same label Still Waters. In the 1990s, it developed its own aesthetic access, with which they penetrated into the realm of “New Age” music and the first of her album Gaia's Dream (1992) documented. On their latest albums, she worked with the Indian sarangi poker players Ustad Sultan Khan together. Their album Daughters Of The Sun, on which also Badal Roy is involved, reaching good positions in both the New Age and in the world music -Radio charts. Simopolous also composed music for film and ballet music.

Simopoulos is as a university teacher at New York University and the New York City School of Visual Arts operates. She is also co-founder and musical director of the Topia Arts Center.