Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou - Skiathos
“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 mu
Music program, Television, ERT, 1976
With Mr. Yannis Parisis as her guide, Domna Samiou meets many Skathos islanders who sing and dance songs from this beautiful island, their homeland. Among them: Mr. Yannis Kyriakoulis, Captain Yiorgis Tzoumas, Mary Batli, Diamandis Myrodis, Sozia Kyriakoulis, Captain Paraschos Manikas and his men.
Yannis Kyriakoulis sings the song O Black Dawn, Won't You Break. Domna Samiou used this recording as her base when she performed this song in her album Of Nature and of Love.
Captain Yiorgis Tzoumas, (his family came from Cesme [Çeşme], on the western shores of Asia Minor) sings Captain Paraschos' Song, a song about carefree captain Paraschos and his partying blunders.
Mary Batli, Diamandis Myrodis, Yiorgis Tzoumas, Yannis Parisis, and Sozia Kyriakouli sing together the love song In Our Orchard.
Residents of Skiathos dance the local Easter dance of ‘Kamara’ and then sing the song Arta’s Bridge.
Captain Yiorgis Tzoumas and Mary Batli sing a fishermen’s song I Grab My Fishing Pole and Go.
A group of men along side Captain Paraschos Manikas sing: Yio Mario, a rhythmic song that helps fishermen pull in their nets keeping time for one another.
A group of men sing the song I See Some Ships Approaching Port. Based on this recording, Domna Samiou included the same song in her performance at Megaron the Athens Concert Hall and the double album (Domna Samiou At Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall) produced after the performance. She also included it in her Perperouna album.
Domna Samiou sings the local song Your Eyes, My Eyes. It is sung on Clean Monday following the Carnival season. She learned the song from Yannis Parisis and Syraino Parisis, in 1975.