We’re aiming to create the world’s largest crowd-sourced photo stream dedicated to the country that’s given us so much.
The Greek America Foundation is proud to launch #ElladaSagapo, a project dedicated to the nation of Greece and the memories the country has given millions of people from throughout the world and across many generations.
The project involves more than a hundred generous people who responded to our call to submit photos for a special music video for a new version of a traditional Greek island song called “Mes Tou Aigeou Ta Nera,” (In the Aegean’s Waters) performed by one of Greece’s most beloved singers— Glykeria.
Along with their photos— which appear in Glykeria’s music video— they also donated to our fund which will support hospitals and medical clinics on the Greek Islands— to be determined by the greatest need, with the direct consultation of the Greek Ministry of Health.
“What makes this project special is the love that was involved in its creation. Not only has Glykeria lent us her voice with the end result being a stunning, contemporary rendition of a traditional classic song, but people around the world shared their favorite memories of Greece by digging up their favorite photos,” said Gregory Pappas, founder of the Greek America Foundation.
And the end result is a beautiful collection of individual memories of love for a country that’s given us all so much. People submitted photos from weddings, baptisms and other celebratory moments, while others sent photos of the stray animals they met and adopted in the country and took home with them, forever changing their lives.
Sunsets, beaches, goats— a Hollywood celebrities, a Syrian refugee, Americans, Brits, Canadians, Australians and even people who have no genetic connections to the country— all participated in this project.
The project doesn’t end at the video— In perpetuity, we will be collecting photos to build the world’s largest photo-stream dedicated to the country we love so much— Greece. And each photo represents a monetary donation to our hospitals fund which we will continue to operate while there is need.
Add your photo today. Make any donation amount by clicking here and you’ll receive an upload link to submit your photo. Only one photo per donation— but you’re free to donate as many times as you like.
Ελλάδα Σ’αγαπώ – Γλυκερία
Ενορχήστρωση-Programming: Αποστόλης Μαλλιάς
Βιολί: Μάνος Σκαλιδάκης
Λαούτο: Κωνσταντίνος Φωτιάδης
Κρουστά: Παναγιώτης Δαμιανίδης
Φωνητικά: Αθηνά Βέρμη-Αποστόλης Μαλλιάς
Μίξη-Mastering Αποστόλης Μαλλιάς BK Studios
Επιμέλεια Παραγωγής: F Productions
Διεύθυνση Παραγωγής: Γρηγόρης Παππάς
Βίντεο: Maria Wilson, Στέφανος Σιταράς
Ιστοσελίδα: Darden Livesay
Φωτογραφία Τέλους: Κωνσταντίνα Σαρρή
Ellada S’Agapo – Glykeria
Arrangement-Programming: Apostolis Mallias
Violin: Manos Skalidakis
Greek Lute: Konstantinos Fotiadis
Percussions: Panagiotis Damianidis
Backing Vocals: Athina Vermi-Apostolis Mallias
Produced mixed and mastered by Apostolis Mallias Bk Studios
Production Supervisor: F Productions
Production Management: Gregory Pappas
Video: Maria Wilson, Stefanos Sitaras
Website: Darden Livesay
Closing Photograph: Konstantina Sarri