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folk songs from Crete or Cretan songs or kritika songs

Erotokritos - Nikos Xilouris

Erotokritos - Nikos Xilouris

The voice of Nikos Xilouris in the magnificent poem Erotokritos have embedded in everyone's memory as if an indispensable combination: the ideal voice of Nikos Xilouris for one of the masterpieces of poetry and Greek music. Who could anyway perform Erotokritos better than Xilouris, who is the voice of Crete, the man who taught simplicity […]

Hilia Miria kimata - Nikos Xilouris

Hilia Miria kimata - Nikos Xilouris

Nikos Xilouris sings the song Hilia Miria Kimata, a Greek song which translates to "A hundred thousand waves" in English. It is one of the most known songs sung by Nikos Xilouris, one of the many he has marked with his voice. Hilia Miria Kimata is a song for the lost regions, the lost country […]

Poio to hroma tis agapis - Loudovikos ton Anogeion

Poio to hroma tis agapis - Loudovikos ton Anogeion

Loudovikos ton Anogeion sings Poio to hroma tis agapis, a Greek song for love, which means What is the color of love, in English. The song is composed following the rhythm and pattern of Cretan music, like a mantinada, since Loudovikos is a Cretan composer and singer from Anogeia in Crete. What is the color […]

Sihna Roto - Dimitris Spiridakis

Sihna Roto - Dimitris Spiridakis

Dimtris Spiridakis sings Sihna roto, which means "I often ask" in English. Sihna Roto is a tender and somewhat nostalgic song for love written and composed by Giannis Psaroudakis. The song Sihna Roto is a modern Cretan song for a lost love... it is a song full of questions, which usually wander around our minds […]

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Cretan music

The first encounter with the Cretan Music will definitely take place in some nice taverna in Crete, or even in Athens, during an organized Greek night or Cretan Folk Feast that you can attend while visiting Greece and the lovely island of Crete. If you are lucky enough, you will hear some genuine Cretan music […]

Astra mi me malonete - Manolis Lidakis

Astra mi me malonete - Manolis Lidakis

Manolis Lidakis sings Astra mi me malonete, a Greek song that means "Stars don’t scold me". Astra mi me malonete is a cretan song, a mantinada, the typical type of Cretan songs, with the distinctive sound and rimes, the repetition of verses and words. Astra mi me malonete is a love song, and as most […]