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Charles Lloyd

Presented March 15, 2013

In celebration of his seventy-fifth birthday, Charles Lloyd performed a program at the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing that marshaled the creativity of his quartet and special guest singer Maria Farantouri. Revered in her native Greece, Farantouri was the legendary voice of resistance during the Greek military junta of the late 1960s, giving hope to millions through the banned protest songs of Mikis Theodorakis and earning widespread praise as the "soul of Greece." Sokratis Sinopoulos, lyra, also performs on the program, which ranges from Byzantine hymns to twenty-first-century jazz.