Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Apr 20th 2014 4.00pm–6.00pm
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trio Bel Canto “Syrta: Ksekinai mia psaropula/Kalyviotisa/Anathema se thalassa/ O Kapetanios/Kapetan Andrea Zeppo/Ena Karavi apo ti 'hio” from Trio Bel Canto & Geroge Stratis orchestra (Grecophon 1966) —We end as we began, with the Trio Bel Canto, with a medley of songs in Syrto rhythm.Buy it!
Σέας Γκίκας “Αυτά Τα Μάτια Δήμο Μου Κλπ...” from Τα Πολυφωνικά 1 (General Music) —This takes us to Epirus, that part of northwestern Greece that lies just south of the current Albanian border. This bluesy slow music with polyphonic vocal style, is performed by both Greek and Albanian musicians on both sides of the (contested) border.Buy it!
Zizis Kokkinopoulos “Lytos” from Akousmata Kendro-Dytikes Makedonías (Fora 2006) —This band continues with a dance only done in this region, Pousteno (here called "Lytos") - a rhythm usually described as being is "slow, quick, quick, slow, quick" - usually 3+2+2+2+3=2+2Buy it!
Zizis Kokkinopoulos “syrto medley - Kastoria & Makedonia” from Akousmata Kendro-Dytikes Makedonías (Fora 2006) —The syrto is danced all over Greece; here is a Macedonian group from around Kastoriá. This is a more energetic style from this modern band featuring clarinet, with Sax, synthesizer, electric bass, and drums making up the band. Recorded live.Buy it!
Αχιλλέας Δραμουντάνης “Πόλεμος (Maleviziotikos)(Ζωντανή)” from Κομμάτια Την Αγάπη Μας (Ζωντανή) (MLK) —The musicians are Ahilleas and Mihailis Dramoundanis in thse 2 selections from a live party.Buy it!
Αχιλλέας Δραμουντάνης “Σα Τη Παλιά Ανωγειανή (Syrtos) (Ζωντανή)” from Κομμάτια Την Αγάπη Μας (Ζωντανή) (MLK) —We move on now to dance sets from Crete. This rather short cut is the Kritiko Syrto. It will be followed by a MaleviziotikoBuy it!
Mihalis Zerfeiridis, Panagiotis Kogalidis, Adam Apostolidis “Tik medley - enan kai monaxon eisai” from Pontiako Glendi - LIVE (Cronos) —a long dance set from the Pontic Greeks. The dance here is "Tík", a line dance in 5/4 divided 3+2. It is one of the 3 most popular dances among Pontic Greeks, and is even done now by the local Macedonian Greeks, among whom the Pontics settled in the 192Buy it!
Sotiris Papazoglou “Pidihta (tou horiou mas kalo pidi/Giannis stou Therou Paenei/Tou Demetri toun varesan)” from Thrakiotiko Glendi No 2 (General Music) —from another CD set labelled "Glendi" we have a a dance in 9/8 both solo and line dances can be done to this piece, and the dance area would be filled folks doing both versions.Buy it!
Vangelis Papanastasiou “Laisos or Karamalidikos” from Thrace - Songs and rhythms of Thrace (Dodoni 2001)Buy it!
Vangelis Papanastasiou “Mandilatos tou gamou” from Thrace - Songs and rhythms of Thrace (Dodoni 2001) —Often at Thracian parties the zonardikos (a dance done in long lines) was followed by a free-form solo dance with a handkerchief - the Mandilatos (in 7/8 - "mandili" = "handkerchief" - the dance is the Greek equivalent of the Bulgarian Rûchenitsa)Buy it!
ΧΟΡΕΥΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΜΙΛΟΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ “Zonaradika” from Θρακιώτικο Γλέντι - CD1 (Alpha 2007) —We now have exerpts of a dance party from the Thracian Greeks living in Thessaloniki. The title of the CD translates as "Thracian Revels". The singer and Ud player for this energetic medley is Giorgos Giarenis, the Klarino player Nikos Alvanopoulos.Buy it!
trio Bel Canto “Hasaposervika: Pame Tsarka/Valentina/Trava trava trava/Fertemou na pia” from Trio Bel Canto & Geroge Stratis orchestra (Grecophon 1966) —one of the simplest Greek dances, one that gets everyone up. More from the Trio Bel CantoBuy it!
trio Bel Canto “ΣΟΥ ΤΟΠΑ ΜΙΑ ΔΥΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΕΙΣ” from The Fabulous trio Bel Canto Sing (Grecophon 1964) —This nice karsilamas is by the Trio Bel Canto, which, despite the Italian name, was one of the premier vocal groups in Greece. The pioneered recordings with long cuts - medleys of songs in dance rhythm that could be used for dance parties in the home. TBuy it!
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