Musical Travelogue with Domna Samiou - Epirus
Music program, Television, ERT, 1976
“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.
A travelogue through the unique musical tradition of Epirus: laments, polyphonic songs, shepherds’ tunes, songs about specific historical events, dances from Zagori, etc, performed by local musicians.
Konstantinos Saadedin aka Kerimis plays a lament with his violin accompanied by his son Stavros Saadedin in the lute.
In the village of Parakalamos, the Chaliyannis family is playing the Tsakistos Dance from Pogoni. The musicians are Christos Chaliyannis playing the clarinet; Kostas Chaliyannis playing the violin; Vassilis Chaliyannis playing the lute; Thanassis Chaliyannis playing the tambourine.
They continue with a Lament from Epirus With Clarinet
In Parakalamos village, the 70-year-old Konstantinos Haligiannis (Ntikos) plays his violin and sings the Lament for Margiola
Wake up Margiola from your grave, from the black soil
Change your fingernails to hoes, youρ palms to shovels…
In the village Ktismata, near the Greek-Albanian border, the Polyphonic Group of Pogoni sing the Pleasant Company, a song about people living far away from their homeland and families.
In the village of Kipi, Christodoulos Tolis aka Litsas sings and plays the song Boulonasaina on the lute and is accompanied on the violin by Christos Dervas. The song is about the raid of the robber Davelis in the village of Skamneli, Zagori.
They continue with the Mistress Phrosyne’s Song.
In Ioannina, Grigoris Kapsalis and his group are playing two dance tunes, Dance from Zagori and The Clefts.
A group of musicians playing the shepherds' tune 'Skaros'. The musicians are Constantinos Neofotistos playing the clarinet; Stavros Saadedin playing the lute; Constantinos Saadedin aka Kerimis playing the violin; Napoleon Tzichas playing the lute; Mattheos Stavropoulos playing the tambourine.
The same group of musicians singing the song As I Travelled Along the Road sung by Mattheos Stavropoulos.