The karsilamás is danced face to face. Since it is a traditional, primarily wedding dance, wide-ranging variations may be found in many parts of Greece, the rhythm is always 9/8, which is divided into 3+2+2+2 for slow, “solid” performances, and 2+2+2+3 for a quicker, lighter feel. The slow karsilamás has close affinities with the zeibékiko and recent years have seen both dances in an urban environment adapted to the instruments, songs and audience of rebétika and the Greek popular music.
Miranda Terzopoulou (2018)
Studio recording, 1997.