Greek Music

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Greek music, an introduction

Greek music is indispensably connected with the Greeks; Greek songs can be heard everywhere you go: in stores, restaurants, bars, public places, even coming from houses in high volume. Greeks…

Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek is one of the most known and characteristic Greek songs; it is instrumental with no lyrics involved, but has managed to captivate the hearts of both Greeks…

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…

Greek Music during World War 2

The Greek Music during World War 2 and especially the events of 1940 comprises a long and interesting chapter of the history of music and song creation in Greece. Greek…

Cretan lyra

The main instrument of Cretan Music is the Cretan lyra, a small three stringed fiddle held upright on the knee, bowed horizontally with a lyra bow. The Cretan lyra is…

Greek Music against the Greek Junta

By Greek Music against the Greek Junta of 1967-1974 we mean the music produced in Greece during the 7-year period that Greece was ruled by the dictator Georgios Papadopoulos and…

Zeibekiko

The famous Greek zeibekiko dance Zeibekiko, or Zeimbekiko, is a Greek Dance, one of the most popular and beloved dances and rhythms in Greece. It is considered an urban improvisational…

Ancient Greek Music

Ancient Greek Music is an indispensable part of modern music, despite the many unknown parts and elements. Music played a very important part in almost every aspect of life for…

Greek Easter hymns

Greek Easter hymns are among the most beloved, spiritual and esoteric hymns of the Orthodox Church Liturgies. To the Greek Orthodox Christians the Holy Week centers around the hymns and…

Laika songs in Greece

Laika songs, which stand for “popular music” in Greece is a popular genre of Greek music; laika are the simplified evolution of rebetika songs in Greece, aiming at becoming easier…

Skyladika, the Greek Dog Songs

Have you ever heard of the Greek dog songs and music or skyladika, as they are known in Greece? The Birth of Dog Songs – Skyladika in Greece Laika songs…

Greek Music in Movies

Greek Music in movies has been more popular abroad than most Greeks believe; in fact, many foreign movies have enhanced their story with Greek music and songs that have gained…

Byzantine Music

Byzantine music is the music of the Greek Οrthodox Church and also the basis of the traditional popular music of Greece. Greek Music of the Byzantium is the medieval sacred…

Greek bouzouki

The famous Greek bouzouki The bouzouki is by far the most recognizable and distinctive Greek music instrument. Bouzouki is written as mpouzouki (μπουζούκι) in Greek, but the true sound of…

Tsifteteli

Tsifteteli is the Greek belly dance. Tsifteteli follows a rhythm  common all over the middle east. The name tsifteteli is turkish and comes from chifteteli, which originally meant “two strings”….

Greek Bouzoukia

Greek Bouzoukia, the bouzoukia music clubs in Greece and Greek nightlife You have probably heard of the famous Greek nightlife, the Greek bouzoukia, nightclubs with laika music where Greeks are…

Surviving bouzoukia in Greece

Bouzoukia, as an institution in the nightlife in Greece, are connected with a whole culture. Surviving bouzoukia in Greece is not difficult, but you might be little shocked at first,…

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…

Traditional Stringed Instruments in Greek Music

There are numerous stringed instruments in Greek music since the antiquity. Most of these traditional music instruments have been adding to the harmony of the traditional and folk Greek music,…

Greek songs for Christmas

There is a wide array of Greek songs for Christmas today, ranging from traditional songs of Greek music to popular alternative versions of known foreign songs and Greek funny or…

Greek love songs for Valentine’s Day

How many Greek love songs for Valentine’s day can you think of? The truth is that the list of Greek songs for love, passion, desire and everything between is endless,…

A manly zeibekiko dance

We present here a manly zeibekiko dance. A video with a man dancing a “magkiko” dance, as we would say in Greece, with the soul and spirit of a true…