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Greece: Traditional Music

Various Artists
Greece: Traditional Music

After two millennia under the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires, not to mention musical invasions from the West, what remains of Greece’s early musical heritage? What can be called “Greek”? Although the origins of musical genres and systems identified with the country are often confused, misunderstood, and mislabeled, this 1970 collection provides fourteen vivid examples of vocal and instrumental music from mountain and island regions that have maintained the closest ties to ancient tradition.

The liner notes also provide information about each song and a brief history of Greek music.

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This album is part of the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. More than 125 albums are being released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to make the series publicly available, including a dozen never-released albums of musical traditions from around the globe.

Track Listing

101
Miroloi Sabbas Siatras, Photis Chalkias, Anastasis Chalkias, Polychro Chalkias, Chrisots Litos 5:14
102
Wedding Song from North Epirus Sabbas Siatras, Photis Chalkias, Anastasis Chalkias, Polychro Chalkias, Chrisots Litos 4:34
103
Shepherd's Song Leonidas Koufoianis 3:03
104
Clarinet Solo Leonidas Koufoianis 1:20
105
Klephtic Song Christos Panoytsos, Kyriakos Kosoulas, Georgios Florios, Yorgos Tikos 5:20
106
Skaros Kyriakos Kosoulas, Georgios Florios, Yorgos Tikos 3:49
107
Thracian Air Kariofilis Doitsidis 3:20
108
Table Song Theopoula Doitsidu, Kariofilis Doitsidis 2:51
109
Ud Solo Kariofilis Doitsidis 2:43
110
Santuri Solo Konsolas Ermollos 1:52
111
Shepherd's Dance Song Nicolaos Papauramidis 3:58
112
Lyre Solo Ioannis Skalidis 2:43
113
Recitative Despina Skalidu, Ioannis Skalidis, Vasilios Manudakis 3:14
114
Mountaineer's Song followed by a Mantinades Ioannis Gerakakis, Vasilios Solonstros 3:15

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