Sto parathyri provale – Nana Mouskouri

Nana Mouskouri sings Sto parathyri provale, a Greek folk song from the islands which translates to “Show up to the Window” in English. Sto parathyri provale is one of the most known traditional songs in Greece, belonging to the “nisiotika” … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Popular dances of Macedonia

The dances of Macedonia just like the costumes are colorful and vary from area to area, as the folk Greek music in the region.  The list of dances originating from the region of Macedonia is endless, as they have numerous … Read more

Makedonia ksakousti

Makedonia Ksakousti is a traditional Greek song, a folk song considered something like the anthem of Macedonia in Northern Greece. It is translated to “Famous Macedonia”. It is a song much beloved by the Greeks, especially the ones in Northern … Read more

Greek music of Macedonia

Greek music from Macedonia is diverse, rhythmic and very distinctive. The region of Macedonia in North Greece is one of the richest in music expression and dances. The Greek music of Macedonia belongs to the musical idioms of mainland Greece … Read more

To Tsambasin – Petros Gaitanos

Petros Gaitanos sings Tsambasin, one of the most known traditional songs from Pontus. The song refers to the ravage of Tsambasin, a town in Pontus. It is written in the local dialect, that is why it is hard for the … Read more

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 … Read more

Gianni mou to mantili sou – Glikeria

Glikeria sings Gianni mou to mantili sou, a Greek song which means “My John your handkerchief”. This is a traditional Greek song from Epirus and we post it here as part of the tribute to name Giannis, celebrating his nameday … Read more

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 … Read more

Melisma in Nisiotika songs

In some of the most known Nisiotika songs, such as “Tzivaeri” or “Na s’agapo inta thela”, the pleasing melody pampers everyone ears and can definitely please the casual listener, but the lyrics demand more careful and educated ear. The reason … Read more

Ballos dance of the Greek Islands

One of the most known and lovely to dance or watch Greek Dances is ballos, the dance of the Greek islands. Ballos is a syrtos dance, which means that the dancers drag their steps following the rhythm of the music, … Read more

Sala Sala – Giannis Parios

Sala Sala, sung here by Giannis Parios, is Greek song belonging to the genre of folk songs. The song can be translated as “In the living room” since this is the translation of the word Sala, but this interpretation is … Read more

Mes tou Aigaiou ta nera – Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Eleftheria Arvanitaki sings “Mes tou Aigaiou ta nera“, one of the most known nisiotika songs, a traditional folk song from the islands of the East Aegean that translates to “In the waters of the Aegean”. The origins of the song … Read more

Tzivaeri – Mariza Koch

Mariza Koch sings Tzivaeri, one of the most touching and beloved traditional folk songs of Greece. Tzivaeri means precious stone or treasure, and it refers to the most precious and invaluable thing that someone can have. In this song, Tzivaeri … Read more

Ela na pame se ena meros – Giannis Parios

Giannis Parios sings Ela na pame se ena meros, a traditional Greek song from the islands, which translates to “Come let’s go to a place”. The rhythm in this nisiotika (Greek islands’) song is fast and catchy, worth dancing and … Read more

Nisiotika songs from the Greek Islands

Nisiotika is one of the most distinctive categories of Greek Music and Greek songs, referring to the music created in the islands of the central Aegean Sea – the complexes of Cyclades, the Dodecanese and the Sporades. Other islands, such … Read more

S’agapo giati eisai oraia – Alkistis Protopsalti

Alkistis Protopsalti sings “S’agapo”, a Greek traditional folk song which in English means “I love you”. The song is also known as ‘S’agapo giati eisai oraia“, meaning “I love you because you are beautiful”. S’ agapo giati eisai oraia is … Read more

Greek Folk Music – Greek Folk Songs

Greek Folk Music derives from the music and sounds produced and played by the ancient Greeks. This genre is actually extremely diverse, as it includes a variety of styles played all over Greece. There are several different types and distinct … Read more