Manos Loizos sings the Accordeon, a Greek song which refers to the musical instrument accordion. It is a song written by Giannis Negrepontis and composed by Manos Loizos himself.
Accordeon is one of the most popular and beloved songs, associated with the fights against fascism of all kinds in Greece. Initially written in 1965, the song refers to the German fascists and the overall lack of freedom in the country.
However, towards the end of the 60s, Greece was again in an unstable political condition, and the authorities of that time – the Greek Junta that established its regime in 1967 – prohibited the song, preventing its creators from recording it.
The song became since then a symbol against the fascists of the junta and is still sung and remembered as a song of the resistance against the Military Forces that established an illiberal regime in Greece that affected the overall political scene in Greece and Cyprus.
The song refers to a typical scene from the resistance, to a young man keeping look outs, having his accordion with him to notify his comrades. A bullet, a death, and a hymn to those who died resisting to fascism, whatever form or nationality it has.
Greek music during the Junta in Greece played a very important role, encouraging the people to endure the condition and fight for the re-establishment of democracy in Greece.