She Hntfsh - Tom Crean / Matt Robidoux - Blank Space best known for her performance of patriotic songs during the Greco-Italian Warwhen she was dubbed the "Songstress of Victory". She began her career in Thessaloniki in the early s. In the winter ofshe was hired by the theater operator Fotis Samartzis of the Kentrikon theater for the revue "Parrot ". She then began to record romantic songs for the Columbia company, achieving fame because of her distinctly sonorous contralto voice.
Her reputation, however, skyrocketed after the Italian attack on Greece on 28 Octoberwhen her performance Waiting For The Lights (Thai Mix) - Various - Transmitting From Heaven patriotic and satirical songs became a Insha Allah - Sonny Knight - Confidential inspiration for the fighting soldiers as well as the people at large for whom she quickly became a folk heroine.
At the same time, she offered 2, gold pounds from her own fortune to the Hellenic Navy. Following the German invasion and occupation of the country in Aprilshe was transported to the Middle Eastwhere she continued to perform for the Greek troops in exile.
After the war, inshe acquired her own theatre, the "Vembo Theatre", in the Metaxourgeio neighborhood of Athens. Inshe married her long-time lover Mimis Traiforos. During the s, she began to perform less and less, before finally retiring in the early s.
She died Σοφία Βέμπο - Χαμένα Φιλιά (Shellac) 11 March Because of her role in the war and her Σοφία Βέμπο - Χαμένα Φιλιά (Shellac) during the Axis occupation, she was awarded the rank of Major in the Greek Army. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sofia Vembo. GallipoliOttoman Empire. AthensGreece.
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