Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Dec 1st 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Angela “Ta Matia P'Agapo” from Rebetika - Songs Of The Greek Soul (Ethnic/Auvidis 1990) —This famous Tsitsanis song opens this show of all Greek musicBuy it!
George & Katerina Korou “Grigoro Hasapiko” from Paradosiako Xefantoma (alpha records 2002) —one of the most universal of Greek ( and a dance done in various forms all over the Balkans and Turkey) is the Hasapiko. The dance is a 3-measure dance done to 4 measure music. This bothers no one because they listen to the beat, not the melody.Buy it!
Nikos Moraïtis “Aggelo - Angela (Tsamiko)” from Greek Folk Instruments - Violin (FM) —Another popular dance still done in Greece is the tsamiko, always in syncopated 6/8Buy it!
Glykeria “Hrisoula” from Elato - tragoudoun gia ton Elato (FM 2004)Buy it!
Sofia Kollitiri “mouskepsa pollá mandiria” from Elato - tragoudoun gia ton Elato (FM 2004) —a tsiftetelliBuy it!
Tasia Verra “Ton idio ilio vlepoume” from Elato - tragoudoun gia ton Elato (FM 2004) —a syrto - another very common dance still done in Greece, and a rhythm in which many new songs are composed.Buy it!
Βασίλης Σούκας “Νέο Αράπικο (tsifteteli)” from Η Τέχνη Του Κλαρίνου (CD II) (Lyra www.lyra.com 2008) —another tsiftetelli. this style comes from Asia Minor; when danced to it is always solo dancing.Buy it!
Νίκος Καλαϊντζής “Hassapikos Dance For The Day After The Wedding” from Vol. 2: SANDOURI (FM Records)Buy it!
Domna Samiou “I wish to climb the mountain height (Ierissos, Chalkidiki)” from Tis Kyra-Thalassas (songs of Dame Sea) (Domna Samiou 2002) —this song is from a coastal town, but the style is "Island"Buy it!
Giorgos Demelis, Stavros Kouskousidis, & band “Hasapiko tis polis” from To Sygrótima Thamiris (HXO 1999) —played on a Kanonaki. "tis Polis" means from Constantinople, the original name from present day Istanbul. Primarily a Greek city, along with Smyrna (now Ismir), the Greeks were expelled in 1923 and all ended up in Athens and the port city of Pireus, thuBuy it!
Nikos & Giasemi Saragouda “Ta Glyka Sou Heiloi” from Tragoudia Tis Smyrnis Kai Tis Polis (Athenaiki Diskografiki) —a Karsilamas (2, occasionally 3-4) dancers facing each other, and improvised; they are always in 9/8, divided 2+2+2+3)Buy it!
Domna Samiou “Little ship, where are you going? (Chios)” from Tis Kyra-Thalassas (songs of Dame Sea) (Domna Samiou 2002) —This starts a medley of songs and dances from the Greek IslandsBuy it!
Nikos Oikonomidis & Kostas Filippidis (violi & laouto) “Kalafatiko (a caulker's melody)(Hydra)” from Tis Kyra-Thalassas (songs of Dame Sea) (Domna Samiou 2002)Buy it!
Michalis Terzis “Myconos: Ballos of the Marriage” from Music of the Greek Islands (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 2002)Buy it!
Michalis Terzis “Lesbos: Antikristos choros” from Music of the Greek Islands (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 2002) —Antikristos is a term also used in some areas for a Karsilamas. This tune could also be used for a zeibekiko, but that dance is always soloBuy it!
Mousiki Syntrofia Mas “Bogdanos - Maro kai Peras"i Nouna Mas” from Stolidi Anthos tis Anoixis tis Prosfygias Tragoudi ((self Published)) —This starts a set of Thracian Greek music. The Thracian Greeks all live now in the thin strip of Greece that extends east until it hits Turkey. Manyh of the families came from modern day Bulgaria, hence the sound of this music and the typically "BulgariBuy it!
Mousiki Syntrofia Mas “Káto sti Roïdo (horos Baïdouska)” from Stolidi Anthos tis Anoixis tis Prosfygias Tragoudi ((self Published))Buy it!
Sotiris Papazoglou “Manonax hara tha kam (pidihtos)” from Tragoudia tis Thrakis No 1 (Legend 2002)Buy it!
Marina Zografou & Orfeas “Pérasa, kalimérisa” from Apo ti Voreia Thraki (Anatoliki Poumelia) (Kyklos) —a zonaradikos (literally "belt dance", where the dancers hold each other in the line by their waist sashes)Buy it!
Μαρινα Ζωγραφου “Ο Μαραζιαννις” from Από τη βόρεια θράκι (Ανατολικη Ρωμυλία) (Kyklos) —This is a Bulgarian tune, here sung with Greek words. The rhythm is a mandilatos ("handkerchief dance" - Bulgarian word is the same - "rûchenitsa") in 7/8 divided 2+2+3Buy it!
Marina Zografou & Orfeas “Mour', pos na kamou” from Apo ti Voreia Thraki (Anatoliki Poumelia) (Kyklos) —another zonaradikoBuy it!
Nikos Manias “ΠΕΡΝΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΔΕΝ ΜΕ ΧΑΙΡΕΤΑΣ” from ΔΗΜΟΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗ - Κρητη (Minos-EMI 1995) —This starts a set of pieces from CreteBuy it!
Nikos Manias “Flouri Konstantinato” from ΜΟΥΣΙΚΟΙ ΘΥΣΑΥΡΟΙ ΤΙΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ (Cretophone 2009) —same singer, but a more traditional sound - singer, lyra (vertical fiddle), and laouto (a sort of fretted lute).Buy it!
Βασιλης Σκουλας “Στο Ξέσπασμα Του Φεγγάριου” from Cretan Anthology (Music Box International 2003) —an obviously modern style songBuy it!
Nikos & Manolis Karavirakis “Kritikos-Stiakos Pidihtos” from Crete: Best of Music & Dances [Disc 2] (FM)Buy it!
Vasilis Skoulas “ΔΕΝ ΘΕΛΩ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥ ΤΟ ΚΑΚΟ” from Του εροντα και τοθ Καιμου (EMI 1998)Buy it!
Kompania Takis Loukas “Sevda” from Musiques traditionnelles d'Epire —from EpirusBuy it!
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