Reviews

This risk-taking CD (Daughters of the Sun) is enthusiastically recommended to those who appreciate a broad-minded approach to world music.

— Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

Dear Nana and Caryn:
People are still talking about the absolutely extraordinary concert you put on here. I knew it was going to be great, but I wasn’t prepared for how great. Really, really marvelous performance – both the music and the dance. It was truly one of the best things we’ve ever had here, and that includes some pretty powerful work.

— Tim Blunk, Director, Puffin Cultural Forum

We were pleasantly surprised when we spun this CD the first time… Nana’s sitar playing alone makes it well worth purchasing! Her vocal work on the compositions adds a dimension of inspiration and spirit that elevate this album far above the “just another” classification. If you’re looking for some music that isn’t the same as all the rest, something different… GET this one! Ms. Simopoulos is a master at using silence to heighten the energies of a song, too.. .”Daughters Of The Sun” is a definite keeper, & gets our MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating!

When Dance and Music Develop in Duet. 

– Jennifer Dunning.  New York Times Read the article here.

— Rotcod Zzaj, Improvijazzation

Rating: Scorcher!
When mystery is the heart of music, magic happens in the mind. But when a song gets played a million times a day on the radio, the mystery tends to disappear.
Often the solution is to find some other hook besides being mysterious. Nana Simopoulos takes the road less traveled. She is determined to stay mysterious.
There is mystery on every track. It’s sometimes pushed along by subtle Middle Eastern rhythms, sometimes by shimmering like still waters that run deep. Dive in and let the magic begin.

— Chuck Graham. Tucson Citizen

Singularly talented. A new star!

— Frankie Nemko, Downbeat Magazine, Critic’s Choice

Blend Greek, Middle Eastern and US music together, and you’ll have a vague idea of what Nana is capable of. While calling her music ‘world’ covers a lot of ground, so does she.

—Ben Ohmart, MusicDish