A farmer and amateur musician from Paliouri, Didymoteicho.
Domna Samiou met him in 1976 during shooting of the TV program Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou - Thrace, Evros together with his father Christos Zafiroudis they sang local songs for her.
In the following video excerpt from the program, Zafiroudis sings the song I see ships a-coming, accompanied by his father on the flute.
I See Ships a-Coming
Sung by Yannis Zafiroudis, from the village of Paliouri, accompanied by Christos Kanakidis (aka Zachardelas) playing the flute. "Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou - Thrace, Evros", Greek National Television (ERT), 1976