Friday’s Quote – Greece 2016

Our quote today is from the Greek entry of 2016. The selected entry was “Utopian Land” by Argo.

Argo is a greek ethnic 6-member group from Thessaloniki. Their original name was Europond but they changed it for their Eurovision participation. The members are Christina Lachana, Maria Venetikidou, Vladimiros Sofianides, Kostas Topouzis, Ilias Kesides and Alekos Papadopoulos. The group sings in Pontic a Greek dialect that is spoken by the Pontic Greeks.

Their Eurovision song was composed by Vladimiros Sofianides.

Planitis Gi dyo chiliades dekaexi
Oti ki an kanoun i genia mas tha t’ antexei
Tin prosfygia tin ezisa mikros
Koitazo piso ma prochorao empros

The quote is in Pontic Greek. The song is a mixture of Pontic Greek and English. The quote is translated as “Planet Earth 2016, whatever they do our generation will endure, when I was young I was a refugee, I step forward even when I look behind. “

What do you think about the song? Do you like the quote? Let us know in the comment box below.

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