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Myrtia - Mairi Linda

Mairi Linda sings Myrtia, a Greek song composed by Mikis Theodorakis, with lyrics written by Nikos Gatsos. The title of the song Myrtia refers to a female name, Myrto, but also translates to myrtle. The story behind the song is quite interesting: In 1957, Theodorakis was living between Athens and Paris. At some point, when […]

I endekati entoli - Nana Mouskouri

Nana Mouskouri sings "I endekati entoli", a Greek song which translates to "The Eleventh Commandment". What makes the song stand out is the collaboration of three great personalities of the Greek Music: Nikos Gatsos wrote the lyrics, Manos Hadjidakis composed the music and Nana Mouskouri performed the song. What is the Eleventh Commandment really? We […]

Nikos Gatsos

Nikos Gatsos

Nikos Gatsos was a well-known¬† Greek poet and lyricist who worked in different fields of music and poetry. Nikos Gatsos wrote lyrics for some of the most known Greek composers, such as Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis and marked his era with his distinctive poems, verses and lyrics. Being a critic and translator, Gatsos always […]