Songs that narrate heroic tales inspired by the popular oral traditions
Musical Travelogue to Thrace, Evros
Songs, dances and tunes from Thrace's rich tradition
Music stations of this Travelogue, the villages of Ambelakia, Asproneri, Karoti, Metaxades, Nea Vyssa, Neochori, Paliouri, Soufli, and Sofiko.
Extracts from the TV Program 'Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou' ERT 1976
Refugees from Farasa, Cappadocia, settled in Platy, Imathia, sing, dance and tell about the customs and stories of their distant homeland. Extracts from the TV Program 'Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou' ERT 1977
The ceremony of Anastenaria (M.L. Carbonell, 1968)
(Video) The religious sect of the Anastenarides in the village of Saint Helen in Greece meets every year on the 21st of May to give public testimony of their faith. In the village square, they make a huge bonfire and, when the logs have turned to burning coal, they dance barefoot on them without getting burned....
The Great North Wind and other traditional songs for children
Double CD and DVD includes booklet in Greek and English
Dedicated to the kids, for their initiation in traditional music since as time goes by these nice songs gradually disappear. This collection is a good companion to those who want to offer their children a hint of another yet magical world, which is touching us like a cool refreshing breeze.
O April, April, Cool and Fresh (Amphicleia, Central Greece) ♦ The May Month (Propontis) ♦ It's in May the Partridge Sings (Skyros Island) ♦ May is Come (Kythnos Island) ♦ Kalafatiko (Hydra Island) ♦ You, My Little Roses (Epirus).
The retelling of fine, magnificent, heroic deeds from the past has always been, for all the nations of the world, the thread they follow to their future and the weft of which this future is woven. Austere and Doric, as stern as the heroes they describe, the songs called Historic could function as chronicles, bu...
Musicologist and researcher of the Greek music tradition and heritage
Simon Karas (1903-1999) was a musicologist and researcher of the Greek music tradition and heritage. His lifelong research is considered by many as a key factor in the preservation of traditional music, which he recorded throughout Greece.
He was born in 1903 in the village of Lepreon (former Strovitsi), of th...