Eleftheria and her band present the “Ektos Programmatos” (i.e. “Off the Road”) show at the “Stavros tou Notou” Club in Athens and the “Mylos” Club in Salonica. The show includes ‘old-time classic’ Greek songs that Eleftheria and her band used to play and sing during the breaks of the tours, or after the end of concerts either back-stage or while traveling by bus, airplane, train or boat! Eleftheria, therefore, and her collaborators Manos Achalinotopoulos, Vassilis Ginos, Spyros Goumas, Yiannis Zeugolis, Vangelis Karipis, Sotiris Lemonidis, Antonis Mitzelos, Manolis Pappos and Thanasis Sofras played and interpreted classical songs and invited the public “to a little folk party before 2000!”. These songs were recorded and a double-live album was released entitled “Ektos Programmatos”. Sotiris Lemonides did the arrangements.

In the same year, together with Dimitris Papadimitriou, he signed the production of the debut album of the Makra Brothers entitled “Secret Voices”. The album “Dance with my Shadow” by Dimitra Galani with the music of Manos Hadjidakis is also released, which includes her duet with Dimitra Galani on the song “Lianotragouda” from a live recording at Sirio in 1988.

It is also an important year in terms of Eleftheria’s international career It is also an important year in terms of Eleftheria’s international career. She appears in three WOMAD festivals, i.e. the most important festivals and fiestas of ethnic and world music in the world that owe their existence to Peter Gabriel: at the Redding WOMAD festival in UK (July), the Lisbon WOMAD festival in Portugal (September), and the Las Palmas WOMAD festival in the Canary Islands (November). Eleftheria’s Eleftheria’s international appearances agenda also includes her concerts at the SFINKS ethnic festival in Belgium the International Jazz Festival of Jerusalem in May, as well as her two concerts at the Queen Elisabeth Hall in London in December.