a.k.a. Γιώργης Αβυσσηνός [Giorgis Avissinos], a.k.a. Γιώργος Αβυσσινός [George Avissinos], a.k.a. Αβυσσηνός [Avissinos], Γιώργης Σφακιανάκης [Giorgιs Sfakianakis]
Cretan artist [Violin, Vocals, Composer, Lyrics] His teacher gave him his nickname ''παρανόμι'' because of his dark hair and skin. Born in Mar 1st, 1931 at Skalani, Herakleion, Crete, Greece. Father to Κωστής Αβυσσινός
He is considered one of the best Cretan violin players along with Αρίστος Σπανακάκης and Στρατής Καλογερίδης He studied music very young at the age of 15 years he had become a seasoned violin player and played in the cafe of his father Skalani . Where locals go every night to hear George as saying . Avissinos played at weddings and festivals until were recruited . Serving in the nineteenth infantry regiment never separated violin fun with this whole constitution.
After his discharge from the army in Skalani opened his first shop in 1960. There he became known throughout Crete and in Greece. Many famous musician and artistic space as Hadjidakis, Markopoulos, the Fambas the Zouganelis the Tenidis the Rodousakis the Joan Paez, Alice Vouyiouklaki, Jenny Karezi Voutsas Kostas, Manos Katrakis went to hear him when George was in Kriti. In 1974 Avissinos opened the shop and still maintains at Spilia because Heraklion his first shop was too small to accommodate their patrons.
Giorgis Avissinos served Cretan music over 45 years and is self-taught . Some of the many discs he recorded are: " Nychtoximeromata ", " slate pencil and songs from Crete with Abyssinia " and many others. He was honored for his contribution to Cretan music by the municipality of Heraklion on July 21, 1986 , the Municipality of Chania and Rethymno .
Also honored by the Pan Cretan Association of America in November 1982 , the club Chania Cretan music "the Charchalis " on 12.01.1989 , the club " Cretan Muse " of Athens in November 1979 , Pan - Kalochoriani association " The Istron " on July 26 , Dafnes cultural association in 1999, the municipality of Mallia on 09/03/1999 Cretan Association Artistes Cretan music on March 8, 1999 etc. He has made numerous appearances in Europe , America and Canada.
He married to Catherine with whom he has three children , Αβυσσινός, Γιάννης Αβυσσινός and Μανώλης Αβυσσινός and presently three grandchildren , Katerina , Erifili and the small Katerina.¶xios continues the musical tradition is the eldest son Kostis Avissinos who is professionally engaged in musical tradition of Crete.
He died on Nov 10, 2015, at his birth place: Skalani, Herakleion, Crete, Greece.
Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός Discography
- 4 Vocals
- 11 Instruments & Performance
- 5 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Visual
|8X-7A 1001||Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός||Τραγούδια Της Κρήτης Με Τον Αβυσσινό (8-Trk, Album)||Seven Arts||8X-7A 1001||Greece||1974||Sell This Version|
|Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός||Χοροί Και Τραγούδια Της Κρήτης (Album)||Regal||Greece||1976||Sell This Version|
|Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός||Κονδυλιές Και Πεντοζάλια (Album)||Regal||Greece||1978||Sell This Version|
|PA 5293||Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός||Εξομολόγησις (LP, Album)||Panivar||PA 5293||Greece||1979||Sell This Version|
|14C 0534-00602||Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός||Νυχτοξnμερὦματα (LP, Album)||AEME||14C 0534-00602||Greece||1980||Sell This Version|
|Αβυσσινός*||Τραγούδια Της Κρήτης Με Τον Αβυσσινό Και Το Βιολί Του (Album, Comp)||United (4), United (4)||Greece||1986||Sell This Version|
|Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός||№ 5 (Album)||Cretaphon, Cretaphon||Greece||1986||Sell This Version|
|PA 32982||Γιώργος Αβυσσηνός||Εξομολόγηση (CD, Album, RE)||Panivar||PA 32982||Greece||2002||Sell This Version|
|S.A. 649||Γιώργης Αβυσσηνός*||40 Χρόνια Κρητική Μουσική (CD, Comp)||Αεράκης - Κρητικό Μουσικό Εργαστήρι||S.A. 649||Greece||2002||Sell This Version|