Mikis Theodorakis talks about Vasilis Tsitsanis

Mikis Theodorakis talks about Vasilis Tsitsanis in this video from a historic moment in 1983. In August 1983, a tribute to Vasilis Tsitsanis was organized in Athens. In this video we watch a part of Theodorakis’ speech about Tsitsanis. It … Read more

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 man. NOTE. The dance starts 50 seconds after the beginning … Read more

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, simply because Greek people are sentimental and not afraid to … Read more

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 instrumental songs. Of course, the first thing that comes to … Read more

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, and have been used by musicians for decades. Most of … Read more

Entechni Greek Music – Entechna Greek Songs

If you like Greek music, you are most likely to listen to Entechni Greek music, one of the most common and popular types of Greek music. Entechni music (entechni mousiki) and entechna songs (entechna tragoudia) are translated to “artistic music” … Read more

Museum of Greek Music Instruments in Athens

The museum of Greek music instruments is located in Athens, in the district of Plaka in the historical center of the city of Athens. The collection of the museum of Greek music instruments consists of 1200 known and less popular … Read more

The Pontian Music – Greek Music from Pontus

Pontian Music refers to the Greek music genre created by the Greeks of Pontus. Pontian Music is also called Pontic Music. Pontos or Pontus is the land of the frontiersmen of the Greek nation, where a very interesting musical tradition … Read more

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 Christmas period – including the New Year and other smaller … Read more

Sirtaki dance, the popular Greek Sirtaki or Syrtaki

Sirtaki (alternatively spelled syrtaki) is one of the most popular Greek dances. Opposite to common belief, sirtaki is not a traditional Greek dance , but was created and choreographed with the use of specific elements belonging to other types of Greek … Read more

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, because in some cases bouzoukia are synonymous to vulgarity. Here … Read more

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 partying all night long. The term bouzoukia comes from the … Read more

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”. A typical tsifteteli is not performed by a single belly … Read more

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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 the word is closer to bouzouki than mpouzouki. Bouzouki is … Read more

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 chant of Christian Churches following the Orthodox rite. Byzantine music, … Read more

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 international recognition. Movies have been the perfect vehicle to make … Read more

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 and music are very popular in Greece in all their … Read more

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 to the ear and appropriate for mass production. Laika songs … Read more

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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 the Church. There are several hymns, troparia as they are … Read more

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 the ancient Greeks. It was heard at their public gatherings … Read more

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 dance, following a dancing pattern of 9/8. Zeibekiko in Greek … Read more

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 his collaborators. We pay tribute to the Resistance against the … Read more

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 distinctive and inspiring; its origins are also a big mystery, … Read more

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 Music in the 1940s proved to be a great support … Read more

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 … Read more

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 and foreigners and advertise Greece all over the world. The … Read more

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 love creating, playing, dancing and listening to music of all … Read more