V.A. “Greece is….. Bouzouki”

V.A. “Greece is….. Bouzouki”

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Various Artists
Greece is….. Bouzouki
EMI Columbia (Greece) 1973
2J 054-70004 (LP) coated sleeve.
sleeve : EX(SRW, SOC, slightly wear on corner.)
media : EX/EX(some slightly noises.)

This album, released in 1973, is part of the <Greece is…..> series, focusing on Greek music, its styles, instruments, and more. In this particular release, the emphasis is on the bouzouki, a stringed instrument that plays a central role in Greek music and is also used in the traditional music of the Balkan Peninsula countries and Ireland. The album features performances on the bouzouki by notable figures who have made significant contributions to Greek music: Stavros Xarhakos, known for a diverse range of works spanning classical to laiko and pop. Manos Hadjidakis, Markos Vamvakaris, a legendary composer and bouzouki player considered the father of Rembetiko. Yiannis Papaioannou, credited with introducing atonal music and the 12-tone technique to Greece. These artists provide an outstanding representation of the role of the bouzouki in Greek music, offering a broad spectrum from classical to laiko, pop, and even Rembetiko, providing a comprehensive understanding of the instrument's significance in Greek musical traditions.

A1: Atavros Xarhakos “The Sakena Dance”
A6: Mano Hadjidakis “Star of the Orient”

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