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dosas
04-04-2021, 11:23 AM
Music from Thrace/Eastern Rumelia, a lot of overlap of Balkan and Eastern elements, as expected:



https://youtu.be/eZLIDlzgs5s



https://youtu.be/F2ZQj4XDXiw





This young outfit of Pontic Greeks try to revive the "olde" style of instrumental pluralism in the Pontic musical tradition, as the generations of our grandfathers reduced it to a barebone Kemenche+percussion style.



https://youtu.be/miZOvU9DBp0


https://youtu.be/pskn7txY7es

dosas
04-04-2021, 11:37 AM
This is a friend of mine, who is famous in certain musical circles, for his delightful freestyle re-inventions of ancient Greek odes, sung in conjunction with a reconstruction (of his own imagining) of the ancient Lyra.



https://youtu.be/Y8Hpyov3Tt8

dosas
04-04-2021, 12:16 PM
This young Cypriot choir in a exquisite rendition of a traditional Pontic folk song, sung in the Romeyka dialect in perfect fluency and pronunciation.



https://youtu.be/aY3vdIbMjrM

Andrewid
04-04-2021, 12:36 PM
These are brilliant Dosas! Thx so much. Please keep them coming!

Surely some of the members of the Amalgamation Choir must be Pontians? I can't comment on the pronunciation etc, but Pontian is so difficult for Cypriot dialect speakers.

I get the feeling it is filmed in the Severios Library, Nicosia, where I have researched. It originally opened with the Hellenic School in 1812. The School was founded by Archbishop Kyprianos who was executed by the Ottomans in July 1821 just across the road from there, a few months after the commencement of the Greek Revolution in the Morea (Peloponnese). Greeks, for those that don't know, are currently commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

dosas
04-04-2021, 03:00 PM
These are brilliant Dosas! Thx so much. Please keep them coming!

Surely some of the members of the Amalgamation Choir must be Pontians? I can't comment on the pronunciation etc, but Pontian is so difficult for Cypriot dialect speakers.




I think they are all Cypriots, judging by their last names in the end, but I don't know really, they could be anything. You can hear the Cypriot accent making an appearance only at one point, when they pronounce "Σίλιοι" at 0:31, the rest is flawless, but that's my opinion only, of course.

dosas
04-04-2021, 08:58 PM
Freestyle on traditional folklore from Macedonia:



https://youtu.be/KohFbYLBmC8



Traditional from Asia Minor coast:



https://youtu.be/0XwTRTGFQJM



Cretan traditional and neo-traditionals:



https://youtu.be/Z8JpOr-idrw



Freestyle on traditional from Thrace:



https://youtu.be/EIeFHUSiRFc


I post young bands and outfits, since I find their outlook on tradition and its juxtaposition with new musical ideas very refreshing and inspired.

cybernautic
04-04-2021, 09:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoswjPVclk

Andrewid
04-06-2021, 12:39 PM
Demetris Mesimeris is part of the folk revival in Cyprus. And long may it continue.

This song (in Cypriot dialect) is a lament for Cyprus. The title, 'Nekalisti Avgoritissa', refers to my paternal village Avgorou. Some theories on the origins of the village's name suggest it is derived from Evagoras, who was King of the Ancient Greek city of Salamis, situated a few miles further north.

https://youtu.be/N1sv3hpXwMY

Cretans never get the blues even in lockdown. This is with the Stratakis brothers. Yiorgos Stratakis has a contagious smile and always manages to raise my spirits.

https://youtu.be/Bou5jm4Jkcs


And here's another:

https://youtu.be/nLSIBqrTmZI

I love jamming sessions

https://youtu.be/591AEt71Yz0

https://youtu.be/7xVDhNIbvLc

The latter reminds me of music I heard from some south Asian sets I heard at WOMAD festivals.

And I don't know what Cretans are on, but I want some:

https://youtu.be/nIvKCOWhOBU