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Memorial to Sophia Vempo (Σοφία Βέμπω)

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Artist: Andreas Savvides 

Location: Chrysaliniotissa Municipal Garden, Nicosia. Nicosia district

Material: Polyester Resim, marble

Category: Public Figures

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Sofia Vembo was the Greek singer whose songs accompanied the battles of Greeks at the Albanian front during the Second World War. Her voice is regarded as emblematic in contemporary Greece. Placed only a few meters from the Green Line in the old Nicosia city, her presence acquires a clear political symbolic meaning, and becomes a reminder to ethnic duties.

The initiative for the memorial was taken by Petros Stylianou, Andreas Petasis, Photos Photiades and was funded by Carlsberg company. The unveiling took place on May 30th 1980.