Greek folk music
Greek folk music includes a variety of Greek styles played by ethnic Greeks in Greece, Cyprus, Australia, the United States and elsewhere. Apart from the common music found all-around Greece, there ar...
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Music of Crete - Greek Folk Dancing and Music in Crete
This is a vidio that I made while I was in Heraklion, Crete of a performance of traditional dances and music. Taped in July 2007.
Nisiotika - Giannis Parios (sto Irodio)
Oraia pou'nai tin avgi-sgoure vasilike mou.
Nisiotika - Santorini
Live traditional greek Island Music with the caldera in the background.
Nisiotika - Konitopouleoi
Nisiotika Konitopouleoi.
Music of Crete
The music of Crete (Greek: Κρητική μουσική) is a traditional form of Greek folk music, also called κρητικά (kritika). Although the lyra is the dominant instrument for the genre, it is often accomp...
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Nisiotika
Nisiotika (Greek: νησιώτικα) is the name of the songs and dances of Greek islands including a variety of Greek styles, played by ethnic Greeks in Greece, Cyprus, Australia, the United States and e...
Music of Epirus
The music of Epirus (Greek: Μουσική της Ηπείρου), in the northwest of Greece (present to varying degree in the rest of Greece and the islands) contains folk songs that are mostly pentatonic and po...
Music of the Peloponnese
Music of the Peloponnese is the music of the geographic and historical region of Peloponnese.Folk dances from Peloponnese, include the basic form of syrtos music and its alternative kinds.The most com...
Kantádhes
In music, a serenade (or sometimes serenata, from the Italian word) is a musical composition, and/or performance, in someone's honor. Serenades are typically calm, light music.The word serenade is th...
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Ionian School (music)
The term Ionian (or Heptanese) School of Music (Greek: Επτανησιακή Σχολή, literally: Seven Islands' School) denotes the musical production of a group of Heptanesian composers, whose heyday was from th...
Ionian School (music) - Wikipedia
Music of Macedonia (Greece)
The music of Macedonia is the music of the Greek geographic region of Macedonia, which is a part of the music of whole region of Macedonia. Folk dances in Macedonia include the Makedonia, hasapiko, le...
Music of Thessaly
Music of Thessaly, is the music of the geographic and historical region of Thessaly (Greek: Θεσσαλία) in Greece. Folk dances from Thessaly are slow and stately, and include: Kalamatianos, Thessali...
Music of Thrace
Music of Thrace is the music of Thrace, a region in Southeastern Europe spread over southern Bulgaria (Northern Thrace), northeastern Greece (Western Thrace), and European Turkey (Eastern Thrace).The ...
Pontic Greek
Pontic Greek (ποντιακά) is a Greek language originally spoken in the Pontus area on the southern shores of the Black Sea, northeastern Anatolia, the Eastern Turkish/Caucasus province of Kars, southern...
Hasapiko
The hasapiko (Greek: χασάπικο, [xaˈsapiko], meaning “the butcher's [dance]” from Turkmen: kasap “butcher”) is a Greek folk dance from Constantinople. The dance originated in the Middle Ages as...
Music of Cyprus
The music of Cyprus includes a variety of traditional, Western classical and Western popular genres. Cypriot traditional music is similar to the traditional music of Greece and includes dances like so...
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Loudovikos ton Anogeion
Loudovikos ton Anogeion (Greek: Λουδοβίκος των Ανωγείων) is the performing name of George Dramountanis, a contemporary Greek musician and composer from Crete.
George Dramountanis was born in t...
Michalis Kounelis
Michalis Kounelis (b. December 21, 1928 in Karfiana of Polyrrhnia in the province of Kissamos - September 8, 1999) was a popular Cretan violinist (see Cretan folk music). He started playing violin whe...
Alekos Karavitis
Alekos Karavitis (Greek: Αλέκος Καραβίτης, 1904–1975) was born in Aktounta, a small village in the region of Aghios Vasileios, prefecture of Rethymnon in Crete. A talented child, he very early fel...
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Giorgis Koutsourelis
Composer Giorgis Koutsourelis was born at Kissamos, Crete in 1914. He composed "Armenohorianos Syrtos", which was later was recorded by Mikis Theodorakis and was popularly known as "Zorba's dance". He...
Zorbas
"Zorbas" (or more commonly, "Zorba's Dance") is a song by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. It is based on two traditional Cretan songs, "Armenohorianos Syrtos" and "Kritiko syrtaki", composed by Gior...
Antonis Papadakis
Antonis Papadakis, or Kareklas (1893–1980) was a Cretan musician and famous for his superb lyra performance. He was born in Pervolia, Rethymno and started playing the lyra since he was a kid. He is c...
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Kostas Mountakis
Kostas Mountakis (Greek: Κώστας Μουντάκης, a.k.a. Μουντόκωστας) (10 February 1926, Alfa in Mylopotamos, Crete – 31 January 1991) was a Greek musician who popularized the traditional music o...
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Thanassis Skordalos
Thanassis Skordalos (Greek: Θανάσης Σκορδαλός; born 10 December 1920 - 23 April 1998) was a musician from Crete, noted for playing the lyra, the bowed string instrument of Crete and most popular s...
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Cretan lyra
The Cretan lyra (Greek: Κρητική λύρα) is a Greek pear-shaped, three-stringed bowed musical instrument, central to the traditional music of Crete and other islands in the Dodecanese and the Aegean ...
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Askomandoura
The askomandoura (Greek: ασκομαντούρα) is a type of bagpipe played as a traditional instrument on the Greek island of Crete, similar to the tsampouna.Its use in Crete is attested in illustrations from...
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