Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Dec 1st 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
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.
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, thu
Nikos Oikonomidis & Kostas Filippidis (violi & laouto) “Kalafatiko (a caulker's melody)(Hydra)”
from Tis Kyra-Thalassas (songs of Dame Sea) (Domna Samiou 2002)
Mousiki Syntrofia Mas “Bogdanos - Maro kai Peras"i Nouna Mas”
from Stolidi Anthos tis Anoixis tis Prosfygias Tragoudi ((self Published) dolunay.bandcamp.com) —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 "Bulgari
Mousiki Syntrofia Mas “Káto sti Roïdo (horos Baïdouska)”
from Stolidi Anthos tis Anoixis tis Prosfygias Tragoudi ((self Published) dolunay.bandcamp.com)
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