Mihalis Violaris

po_Violaris-MihalisMichalis Kyriakou, known by his stage-name Michalis Violaris (born January 9, 1944 Agia Varvara, Nicosia Cyprus), is a popular singer and composer of modern Greek and Cypriot music.

He is also a pioneer responsible for popularizing in Greece Cypriot songs sung in the Cypriot dialect. His song Ta Ryalia (also Ta Rialia) sung in Cypriot Greek became a hit in the top-10 of Greece in 1973.