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Greek music for Christmas and New Year

Although Greek music covers a wide range of genres, Greek music for Christmas and the New Year is not as popular as expected. Most of the songs heard during the Christmas period - including the New Year and other smaller festive days are Greek translations of famous English songs such as "Silent Night", " O […]

Greek Christmas Carols - Kalin Esperan Arhontes

Greek Christmas Carols - Kalin Esperan Arhontes

Greek Christmas Carols are sung on the Eve of Christmas, the 24th of December, according to the tradition of the Greeks. The lyrics of the several different Greek carol songs in Greek music and tradition are different, since we also sing carols on the New Year's Eve and the Epiphany. Groups of small children go […]

Greek Carols for the New Year - Arhiminia kai arhihronia

Greek Carols for the New Year - Arhiminia kai arhihronia

Greek Carols for the New Year are different than the carols sung on the Christmas Eve. There are different versions in many regions in Greece and there are also quite many variations and different dialects. The most common version of Greek carols for the New year are the one called "Arhminia kai arhihronia", which translates […]

Greek Christmas Carols, rebetiko style

Greek Christmas Carols, rebetiko style

Giannis Kotsiras sings Kalanta Hristougenon, which means "Christmas Carols" in English. The interesting thing about the version we hear here, is that these carols are indeed the traditional Greek Christmas carols sung on Christmas Eve in Greece, but they are presented with a completely different melody, which reminds us of rebetika songs! The Kalanta (Carols) […]