Luxembourg: Nana Mouskouri celebrates 50 years with world tour

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Our youngest readers might not know her but Greek singer aka the 1963 Luxembourgois Eurovision representative  Nana Mouskouri is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of her prestigious career. After performing in Athens in October, Nana Mouskouri is resuming her worldwide Happy Birthday Tour, with dates in Brazil this week.

Nana Mouskouri started her career in the 60’s, has sold millions and millions of records, performed all around the world, was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in October 1993, was a  European Parliament Deputy for 5 years in the 90’s, was honoured by the French, Greek and Quebec governments () and of course took part, at the beginning of her career, in the 8th Eurovision Song Contest in London for Luxembourg, finishing 8th.

Nana Mouskouri represented Luxembourg at the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest.

The Happy Birthday Tour is the occasion for Nana Mouskouri, to celebrate several 50th anniversaries. In 2012, she celebrated the 5o years of the recording of her first album and her collaboration with superstar Quincy Jones. This year she is celebrating the release of one her biggest success, Les parapluies de Cherbourg (the umbrellas of Cherbourg) with Michel Legrand and the 50 years of her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest. 2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of her collaboration with Harry Belafonte and her first live performances in America. Therefore, Nana, and her daughter Lénou, will be in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Miami next January and Canada in March and April of the same year.

These are the dates of Nana Mouskouri’s Happy Birthday Tour:

November 2013

17 : Porto Alegre, Brazil
22 : Buenos Aires, Argentina, Teatro Gran Rex
23 : Cordoba, Argentina, Espacio Quality
26 : Santiago de Chili, Chili, Teatro Caupolitan

January 2014

20 : Philadephia USA
22 : New York USA
24 : Boston USA
26 : Miami USA

February 2014

18 : Tel Aviv, Israel, Nokia Arena
21 : Barcelona, Spain, Palau de la Musica Catalana
23 : Bâle, Switzerland, Grand Casino de Bâle
25 : Charleroi, Belgium, Palais des Beaux-Arts
27 : Antwerp,  Belgium, De Roma
28 : Brussells, Belgium, Palais des Beaux-Arts – Salle Henry Le Boeuf

March 2014

2 : Ostend, Belgium, Kursaal
3 : Utrecht, The Netherlands, Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn
5 : Mérignac,France, Le Pin Galant
7 : Rotterdam, The Netherlands, New Luxor Theater
10 : Paris, France, Théâtre Le Châtelet
11 : Paris, France, Théâtre Le Châtelet
24 : Regina, SK, Canada, Casino Regina Show Loung
25 : Calgary, AB, Canada, Southern Jubilee Auditorium
26 : Edmonton, AB, Canada, Northern Jubilee Auditorium
28 : Richmond, BC, Canada, River Rock Show Theatre

April 2014

1 : Ottawa, ON , Canada, National Arts Center – Southam Hall
2 : Toronto, ON, Canada, Roy Thomson Hall
4 : Québec, QC, Canada, Grand Théâtre de Québec – Salle Louis-Fréchette
5 : Montréal, QC, Canada, Place des Arts – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
7 : Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, Université de Sherbrooke – Centre Culturel – Salle Maurice-O’Bready
8 : Saguenay, QC, Canada, Théâtre du Palais Municipal
10 : Moncton, NB, Canada, Casino New Brunswick

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Nana’s performance at the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest with the song à force de prier.

Les parapluies de Cherbourg 

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