Greek singer George Perris performed his song “No Armor” under the beauty of the Acropolis as part of the Grammys’ new “Global Spin” series.
The video of the performance, which was released on Tuesday, highlights not only the beauty of Perris’ moving song, but also the striking ancient monuments in the background.
The Global Spin Series, which was created to celebrate global musicians and singers, was launched by the Grammys in September.
Grammys’ “Global Spin” series highlights international musicians
The digital series, which will feature performances from musicians across the globe, has already highlighted the works of artists from Cuba, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, and Somalia on its YouTube channel.
Speaking to GRAMMY.com, Alina Vission, the creator and co-producer of Global Spin, reflected on the importance of highlighting music from around the world, stating that “Music is one thing that transcends borders. We’re excited to celebrate the global music community and take our audience on a trip around the world through music.”
The series will provide a platform from international artists who are often not highlighted by major figures in the music industry.
Hillary Melin, co-producer of Global Spin, stated that she is “extremely excited to have the opportunity to help showcase global music and to shine a light on all the talented musicians across the world.”
Greek singer George Perris
Perris is an singer, producer, and songwriter from Athens, Greece. The musician, who is half French, is multilingual, and sings in Greek, English, Spanish and French.
His music spans many genres, and Perris draws inspiration from a variety of pop, jazz, and traditional Greek singers.
The 38-year-old singer frequently uses ancient Greek sites as inspiration as well. In 2020, he became the first person to stage a concert in the ancient Greek temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina.
New videos featuring singers from around the globe will be released every other Tuesday as part of the Global Spin series.
The Acropolis is home to some of the most important ancient Greek monuments, including the spectacular Parthenon, which looks over the entirety of the city of Athens and beyond, to the Saronic Gulf.
Through the centuries, this most famous symbol of Greece has endured war, fire, revolutions, misguided restorations, and pollution, a testament to the longevity of Greek civilization.
Construction on the stunning temple, made of glowing Pentelic marble, began in 447 BC. The Parthenon, which was dedicated to the goddess Athena, was finished in 432 BC, and has since come to represent the pinnacle of the civilization of ancient Greece.