Yiannis Kotsiras Technopolis Gazi 2nd September 2013.

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“Ο Κότσιρας και το μαγικό κουτί στην Τεχνόπολη” ( Kotsiras and the magic box in Technopolis) 2nd August 2013.

Yiannis Kotsiras was born in 5th October 1969 in Athens.
He started his carrier singing “rebetika” songs. His first album was released in 1996 “Athoos i enoxos” ( Incocent or guilty in english ). He sung the official song of the Olympic torch relay “Pass the flame” . He has collaborated with Thanos Microutsikos, Christos Thivaios and Giannis Koutras,  Nikos Portokaloglou, Kostas Tournas, Lakis Papadopoulos and others.

Very important contributors at the beginning of his carrier were then music composer Evanthia Reboutsika and song writer Eleni Zioga with the album  “Mono ena fili” 1997 (Just a kiss in english). That album was a tremendous success and made him very popular.

His father was radio operator in merchant ships. At the age of 12 he started learning guitar. In 1990 he met Christos Konstantinou and started singing mostly rebetika songs. 1995 was an important year for him. He was introduced to the music composer Evanthia Reboutsika the singers Eleftheria Arvanitaki and the Alkinoo Ioanidi. He participate in many concerts with them and next year his first album was released.