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Argo

The Greek band Argo comprises Vladimiros Sofianides, Christina Lachana, Konstantinos Topouzis, Alekos Papadopoulos, Maria Elbrus and Elias Kesides
They were selected internally by public broadcaster ERT to represent Greece with the song Utopian Land.

Argo is a dynamic combination, as professional music artists with prestigious music studies and impressive resumes join with passionate, self–taught performers who draw on personal experiences in order to create powerful music.

The band is mainly inspired by hip hop sounds; at the same time, their music resonates with folklore (Pontian) tunes and traditional instruments such as the lyre, all elements of ancestral legacy for most of the band’s members.

Things you should know about Argo

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. We can only say that our songs message is very positive. 
  2. It’s about people coming together for a better world.
  3. The use of traditional instrumentals, like the pontian lyre and the tabor, which we expect to make a difference to the rhythm.

What are the most impressive facts about Argo?

Behind the band image there is a well established friendship. It’s important for us to work collectively and operating as a core in order to create the kind of music that comes out of our hearts.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before going on stage?

Our loving routine is the communication with our families before every big event that is important for us. That really powers up our “ batteries”.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?

We feel honored that our song was chosen to represent Greece in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. This is the most important thing, and we will do our best to represent our country in the best possible way. It is also a unique opportunity for us to present our work in the biggest audience in Europe and we see it as a great challenge.

Lyrics of Utopian Land

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land

Πλανήτης Γη 2016 -
ότι και αν κάνουν
η γένια μας θα τ’ αντέξει
την προσφυγιά την έζησα μικρός
κοιτάζω πίσω μα προχωράω εμπρός
Σκούμε το πρωί – τσατεύω τα παιδία
Πέραμ’ άψιμον και αχπάσταμε σην Ουτοπίαν
Σα ούτον κόσμον κ’ εύραμε στερέα
πάμε χαλάνουμε εκές σ εναν μερέαν

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land

Xοπ χοπ
τεμέτερον χιπ χοπ
πέραμε εισιτηρια
και πάμε στο αεροπόρτ
δυο ώρας αναμένουμε το airbahal
βγάλω τα στύπα και ο Κότσον πα έβγαλεν το μπουκάλ
χοπ σαλούτ παρακάθα και ποτία
πίνουμε βότκας κι η γιάγια μ΄ γαβουρεύει χαψία
στ΄αεροπλάνο εσέβαμε με τ΄αχπαστόν
αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
fight with us for a Utopian Land

Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
ξημερών
Αδά νυχτών κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών
Κι ακει , κι ακει κια ακει π
κι ακεί που πάμε ξημερών

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land
We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land.
We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land

Planet Earth 2016-
No matter what they do
Our generation will endure
I have experienced a flee when I was young,
and I step forward even when I look behind.

I get up in the morning and I meet the guys
we are on fire, off we head for the Utopian Land
in these parts of the world
we found no place to stand
let’s try and paint it red in the Utopian Land.

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land

Hop, hop
This is our very own hip hop
We got the tickets and we’ re off to the airport
Waiting for the plane
for two hours straight,
I got some pickles and my friend has got the drinks
Vodka it is, then, and whatever else time brings
Grandma’s frying fish
And we ‘re on the plane dancing
It won’t be long now
Before we ‘re gone
It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn.

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
fight with us for a Utopian Land

It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn
It is dusk here and we ‘re heading to the dawn

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land

We are the rise in the rising sun
dance with us and have some fun
We are the rise in the rising sun
join with us for a Utopian Land
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique

Planète terre 2016-
Quoi qu’ ils fassent
Notre génération l’ endurera
L’ exil je l’ai vécu dès l’ enfance
Je regarde en arrière mais j’ avance
Je me lève le matin
Je rejoins les amis
On s’ enflamme et on commence pour l’ Utopie
On ne s’est pas fixé dans ce monde
Allons ailleurs pour faire un tabac

On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique

Hop Hop
Notre hip-hop
On a les billets
On va à l’ aéroport
On attend Airbahal pendant deux heures
Je sors les pickles et Kostas la bouteille
Hop on salue les amis, les boissons
On boit du vodka et grand-mère grille les anchois
On entre dans l’ avion avec la danse de la mariée
Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève

On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique

Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève
Ici il fait nuit et là où on va, le jour se lève
Et là, et là, et là, et là où on va, le jour se lève

On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique

On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Dancez avec nous, amusez-vous bien
On est l’ élévation au soleil levant
Venez avec nous pour un pays utopique