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Folk Music of Greece

Various Artists
Folk Music of Greece

Recorded by James Notopoulous in the 1950s, Folk Music of Greece is a compilation of field recordings from Epirus, Macedonia, Central Greece, Cyprus, and other surrounding areas. Includes authentic Greek folk songs and dances that feature instruments such as the lyre of Pontus and the lyre of Crete. Liner notes include an introduction written by James A. Notopoulous; historical background written by G. A. Megas; detailed notes on Greek music, dance, and instruments written by Spyros Peristeres; and track descriptions with pictures of instruments and musicians.

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Folk Dances of Greece
Modern Greek Heroic Oral Poetry

Track Listing

101
The Earth, Kyra Yioryena (Pidiktos) Musicians and dancers from Peloponnesus 5:32
102
Kalamatianos Dance Musicians and dancers from Peloponnesus 3:12
103
Go, Maro, to the Well Musicians from Pentalophos Macedonia 2:12
104
Wedding Song Musicians from Siatista, Macedonia 3:03
105
Single Gainda (Dance of the Bride) Musicians from Epirus 3:54
106
Marko Botzaris (Klephtic Song) Musicians from Epirus 5:15
107
Three Little Girls Were Washing (Love Song with Cretan Lyre) Singers from Ano Meros 4:29
201
Syrtos Rethmyiotikos Musicians from Rethymno, Crete 3:34
202
Paphitike Melody Musicians from Paphos, Cyrus 1:47
203
Karsilamades for Women Musicians and dancers from Nicosia, Cyprus 3:52
204
The Chramaki (Kalamatianos Rhythm) Musicians from Apeiranthos, Naxos 5:06
205
Egkin Chavasi (Lament) Musicians from Salonika 3:16
206
Serra Dance (War Dance) Men from Pontus (Salonika) 2:42
207
Sousta Dance Musicians from Pontus 3:31

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