Giota Nega

Yiota Negka was born and raised in Athens, Greece, where she started singing right after finishing her high school studies. Her music vocation started young, as her parents were amateur musicians. In 1992 along with some friends she creates a small music scene in Moschato (a suburb in Athens), called "Emmetro" where she works as a professional singer until 1996. After that she cooperates for a period (1997-2000) with N. Dimitratos, S.Liosis, A.Repanis and others, singing laika (popular, folk) and rebetika (urban folk) songs.
In 2001 she meets Panayiotis Kalantzopoulos, Evanthia Reboutsika and Elly Paspala and she participates in their live appearances in Athens and in concerts all over Greece.
Her discographic debut comes with a cd single, entitled With closed eyes (Me ta matia klista), released in 2003 with music and lyrics composed by Panayiotis Kalantzopoulos. This first discographic step created great sensation, revealing a full potential singer. After that she appears with Gerasimos Andreatos in live performances and in spring 2004 she starts a very successful collaboration with the “Estoudiantina” orchestra (a non profit organization with the purpose of researching and recording Greek music) and prominent figures of greek music such as Yorgos Dalaras and Chronis Aidonidis.
Her first personal record entitled The Arrow (To velos) is released in 2004 with music and lyrics composed by Vangelis Korakakis, a fine instrumentalist (bouzouki player) that creates an exceptional record combining his skills with Yiota’s passionate and impeccable interpretations.
During the winter season 2006/2007 she participates in a musical-theatrical performance entitled I have someone with general artistic direction by Thodoris Gonis and music composed by Kostas Livadas. The show was a unanimous success with audiences and critics alike, leading to the recording of the previous unreleased songs.
The record I have someone (Eho anthropo) is released in June 2007 with Thodoris Gonis’ lyrics and Kostas Livadas’ music. Once more Yiota’s sensational interpretations of the songs along with Sirmo Keke’s moving recitations of the narrative parts and the rest collaborating artists (S. Kraounakis, P. Thalassinos) produce a stunning outcome.
She continues the live performances (including several important shows) expanding her collaborations with great Greek artists. She performs with Yorgos Dalaras, Eleni Vitali, Chronis Aidonidis, Christos Nikolopoulos, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Yorgos Andreou, Panayiotis Kalantzopoulos, Evanthia Reboutsika, Elly Paspala, Notis Mavroudis, Pantelis Thalassinos, the “Estoudiantina” Orchestra, Miltiadis Paschalidis, Kostas Makedonas, Gerassimos Andreatos, Dimitris Bassis, Giannis Koutras  and many others.

Participations - Performances - Collaborations

MANOS LOIZOS: 80 YEARS - 06 October 2017