Christopoulu is one of a handful of contemporary vocalists, that is
actively carrying the torch of the traditional "I Derbederssia",
into the next Millennium . Think of her as Rebetissis 2000 !
While Biographical information is still a bit scant at this point ,
what we do know is that she was discovered by the director of
the film "Rembetiko" Costas Ferris , while working in
(of all places) Berlin Germany . Chrysoula Christopoulu remarkable
evolution as a Rebetissa revivalist , has quickly distinguished her as
one of the brightest talents on the current Greek music scene . While
her interpretive style is similar to that of the "Classic"
or Piareus school of the traditional Rebetissis , her ingratiating
sweet Soprano voice is actually somewhat more reminiscent of the women
from the old Smyernic period , such as Rita Abatzi or Roza Eskenazy
. She is an active participant on both Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 of
the well received CD's entitled "the Rebetiko song Today",
on the FM label and discussed in the CD review section on this site
. She was also one of the featured vocalists for the now Classic
TV production on the history of Rebetiko music , that was taped for a
NGTV special around 1991 and also directed by Ferris titled "Sto
Thoma - O Kosmos Tou Rebetikou" ( At Thomas's - the
World of Rebetiko" ) . We are looking forward to future
recordings by Chrysoula Christopoulou with genuine anticipation .