Ninou Marika

 

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Born: 1918
Died: 23-02-1957
From: Armenia, Caucasus

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Marika Ninou (Greek: Μαρίκα Νίνου) (1922 – February 23, 1957), was an Armenian-Greek rembetiko singer, born Evangelia Atamian (Greek: Ευαγγελία Αταμιάν).
Ninou was born on the ship Evangelistria which brought her mother, her sisters and her brother to Athens from Smyrna. They just had escaped the great slaughter of the "Minor Asia Catastrophe".
When she was 7 years old, she started going to the Armenic school. There she learned the mandolin and joined the school orchestra. Meanwhile, because of her voice qualities, she chanted at the Armenian Church of St. Jacob.
In 1939 she married her first husband. In 1940 she gives birth to their son Ovanes. In 1947 Soviet ships came to Greece to take the Armenians who would want to leave and go to Armenia. Half the Armenic population of Thessaloniki and Athens left. Among them her husband who left them, mother and son, behind.
She meets the acrobat Nikos Nikolaides "Nino" in 1944 and marries him.

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