Anna Vissi, Constantinos Christoforou and Despina Olympiou will take part in a benefit concert called Cyprus Unplugged to be held in Brussels on the 9th of November. All proceeds from the event will go to Cypriot charities supporting disadvantaged children and families.
The event is organized under the patronage of European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou who has stated that she is "very grateful to the artists who have agreed to perform without payment. The money raised will improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in Cyprus and, at the same time, it will send a clear message everywhere on the need for more solidarity, understanding and support".
The main stars of the concert will be three former Eurovision participants. Anna Vissi has performed at the Eurovision Song Contest three times. In 1980 she represented Greece with the song Autostop, two years later she sang Mono I Agapi for Cyprus and in 2006 she waved the Greek flag again singing Everything. Meanwhile, Constantinos Christoforou represented Cyprus in 1996 with Mono Yia Mas, in 1999 as the lead singer of the boy band One singing Gimme and in 2005 with Ela Ela. Despina Olympiou is the most recent Cypriot representative since she represented her country at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with the ballad An Me Thimase.
They will perform an acoustic concert, accompanied by guitar, piano and the Greek bouzouki. The event will also include recitals of Cypriot poetry.
The charities that will benefit from the concert are Alkionides Charity (supporting families in need), Social Welfare Services (girls’ hostels) and Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family.
Tickets for the concert, priced 30€, are available in Brussels from the Bozar box office (23 rue Ravenstein), as well as Périple (115 rue Froissart), Kafenio, (Rue Stévin 134), and Attica, (49-51 Rue des Treves).
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