Greece: Music is our identity

Maria Paravantes returns, this time giving us a snap shot of Greek’s music history. A student of music herself, we discuss Byzantine chants, Rebetiko and popular music: Laïkó. This was no easy task, as Greek music spans over 5,000 years. Come with me, as I discover how integral music is to Greek history, relations and identity. Here are some suggested names if you want to listen to the music yourself: George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Alkistis Protopsalti.

Song Used: ‘50 Hronia Rebetiko Tragoudi’ by George Dalaras.

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