The mandoura (flute) is a Cretan woodwind instrument made of cane. It is sounded by a single reed and played vertically. Its length is somewhere around 20 cm. The laoute (lute) is a long necked fretted instrument of the Lute family with four double strings.
The "pentozalis" is in 2/4 meter and is the most characteristic and spectacular of all the Cretan dances. Its foot movements are small, quick and precise and are varied by interesting leaps. It starts in moderate or slow tempo and becomes quicker and quicker by degrees. The example given here is an extract from the slow introductory section. Markos Ph. Dragoumis (1974)
Studio recording, 1974.