Gennimata: We say goodbye with sadness, respect and honour to Mikis Theodorakis

“We say goodbye with sadness, respect and honour to Mikis Theodorakis. The inexaustible composer, the composer of culture and struggles,” opposition Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Fofi Gennimata said on Thursday about the death of Mikis Theodorakis.

“Mikis Theodorakis has created a huge cultural capital for the country, while his ideas and political struggles that have inspired more than one generation, are legacies for democracy, freedom, national dignity,” Gennimata said in a statement and added:

“With his work he inspired and expressed all Greeks, who mourn today. He promoted the name of Greece, through his music and the prestige of his name, in every corner of the globe. He contributed to the promotion of Greek poetry, setting to music Greek poets whose speech reached the ends of the world. In difficult times for democracy, his songs were a beacon of hope that never went out for millions of Greeks. We all grew up, we fell in love, we became active citizens, we held hands in gatherings and concerts, we sang, we cried with emotion under the sounds of his music.”

She concluded: “We will miss him. His work will be here to inspire us and especially to unite us all, to fight for the Greece we dream of, the Greece that can. Because this is what Mikis himself would like. The Mikis of our youth, of our struggles and of our heart!”