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 Greek National Television in 1976-1977. 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 settled in Platy village in Macedonia and discusses with them about their lives both in Cappadocia and now 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.
The wedding tune Dance of the Dawn that is danced only by men.
Mr. Averkios Karamouratidis talks about the history of 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 wheatmeal of the 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.
During the filming, the same musicians played also the instrumental Dance with Kerchiefs, vivace - Zeinom
Pantelis Fourtounidis plays a traditional tune that he calls the "The Tune of Life" and discuss 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 in Platy the following tunes.
In Athens, in Hymettus hill, the filming of the New Year's carol took place. Traditionally the people of Cappadocia were singing and dancing the song in the yard of the church. Father Theodoros Theodoridis discuss with Domna Samiou about the history and customs of the Farasa region of Cappadocia.