Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou - Cappadocia, Farasa
Music program, Television, ERT, 1977
“Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou” (“Musiko Odiporiko me ti Domna Samiou”) was a television series researched and presented by Domna Samiou and broadcast by the Greek National Television during the 1976-1977 season. Each episode was dedicated to the music and dance tradition of a different area of Greece.
This episode is dedicated to the musical tradition of Farasa in Cappadocia. Domna Samiou meets the refugees from Farasa who settled in Platy village in Macedonia after the Asia Minor catastrophy and asks questions about their lives both past in Cappadocia (Asia Minor) and present in Greece. She also gives a comprehensive review of the history, geography, mythology and folk tradition of Farasa and Cappadocia, while she presents songs and dances of the area..
Men only, as is the custom, dance the wedding tune Dance of the Dawn.
Mr. Averkios Karamouratidis talks about the settlement of refugees in the region, the difficulties of the first period, and today's life.
Every housewife grinds the wheat in the stone mill to prepare the oat groats of her family.
The Dance with Kerchiefs is danced by Averkios Karamouratidis and Tryfonia Kouleridou. Singer Dimitris Goulas. Musicians: Pantelis Fourtounidis, kemane, Dimitris Goulas, oud, Christos Christianidis, goblet drum.
The same musicians also performed the instrumental Dance with Kerchiefs, vivace - Zeinom
Pantelis Fourtounidis plays a traditional tune that he calls the "The Tune of Life" and discusses with Domna Samiou.
The Dance of the Swords is danced by Ananias Kefalas and Panagiotis Christoforidis.
The Dance with Wooden Spoons is danced by Ananias Kefalas and Kostas Goulas.
Dimitris Goulas sings the Song of the Bride.
During the preparation of the program, Domna Samiou recorded the following tunes in Plati.
The New Year’s carol Let's Go to Saint Basil was filmed on Hymettus hill, in Athens.
Traditionally the people of Cappadocia sang and danced the tune in the yard of the church. Father Theodoros Theodoridis recounts to Domna Samiou information about the history and customs of the Farasa region of Cappadocia.