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5 reasons why we love Yanni / axs

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The No. 1 selling, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and global phenomenon Yanni has performed his distinctive music in exotic and historic locations all across the world. Yanni's special brand of New Age music has endured for more than 35 years, and from his groundbreaking concert at the Acropolis to his most recent televised performance at El Morro, Puerto Rico, Yanni has pushed the boundaries of the way audiences experience live music. After performing at China's Forbidden City and India's Taj Mahal, Yanni realized his lifelong dream to perform at the foot of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt - the last of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World that remains today. The November 2015 concert was captured in 4K state-of-the-art high definition audio and video, and features a career-spanning selection of fan favorites, along with never-before-performed songs and new arrangements of his classic compositions. YANNI: THE DREAM CONCERT - LIVE AT THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT premieres on PBS.

Fans of the Greek musician, born Yiannis Chryssomallis, love him for many reasons related to his music and his colorful backstory. Here are five axs reasons that help explain Yanni's ensuring appeal: