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Vocal Music in Crete: The World's Musical Tradition

  • 1. Omorfonios Psikhomakhi - Vassilis Kartsonakis/Manolis Kartsonakis/Grigoris Mathioudakis :: A Young Man Lay Dying - Vassilis Kartsonakis/Manolis Kartsonakis/Grigoris Mathioudakis
    2. Khelidhonaki Mou Ghorgho - Vassilis Kartsonakis/Manolis Kartsonakis/Grigoris Mathioudakis :: Little Swallow - Vassilis Kartsonakis/Manolis Kartsonakis/Grigoris Mathioudakis
    3. Levendi Pou Katevikes - Georgios Nikiphorakis/Iannis Manolarakis/Grigoris Nikiphorakis/Manolis Migiakis/Nikiphorakis Dimitoulakis/Stamat :: Brave Man From Above - Georgios Nikiphorakis/Iannis Manolarakis/Grigoris Nikiphorakis/Manolis Migiakis/Niki...
    4. Kori Ke Nios Epezane - Georgios Nikiphorakis/Iannis Manolarakis/Grigoris Nikiphorakis/Manolis Migiakis/Nikiphorakis Dimitoulakis/Stamat :: A Young Girl And A Lad - Georgios Nikiphorakis/Iannis Manolarakis/Grigoris Nikiphorakis/Manolis Migiakis/Nik...
    5. Pote Tha Fiaksi O Keros - Stelios Lainakis/Sifis Kantilierakis :: When Will The Weather Clear Up? - Stelios Lainakis/Sifis Kantilierakis
    6. O Yoryis Me Ton Arkhonda - Gieroulakis Eleftherios/Roberto Leydi/Tullia Magrini :: George With The Archon - Gieroulakis Eleftherios/Roberto Leydi/Tullia Magrini
    7. Wedding-Banquet In Polyrinia - Grigoris Mathioudakis
    8. Mandinadhes On Kondilies - Georgios Koutsourelis
    9. Tzengas Mandinadhes On Karagioules Syrtos - Kostantinos Faraggitakis
    10. Dourou Dourou - Kostas Papadakis/Stelios Lainakis
    11. Ta Vasana Mou Kherome - Stelios Phoustalierakis :: I Enjoy My Troubles - Stelios Phoustalierakis
    12. Nenemou and Filedem - Nikolas Sarimanolis/Kostas Papadakis/Stelios Lainakis
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40437

  • Credits
    EngineerRoberto Leydi; Tullia Magrini; Stelios Lainakis; Roberto Leydi; Tullia Magrini

    Includes liner notes by Tullia Magrini.
    Personnel: Kostas Papadakis (vocals, bouzouki, violin); Kostantinos Faraggitakis (vocals, lyra); Grigoris Mathioudakis (vocals, violin); Vassilis Kartsonakis, Manolis Kartsonakis, Gieroulakis Eleftherios, Nikiphorakis Dimitoulakis, Georgios Koutsourelis, Sifis Kantilierakis, Stelios Phoustalierakis, Roberto Leydi, Tullia Magrini (vocals).
    Liner Note Authors: Roberto Leydi; Tullia Magrini.
    Recording information: Aptera Parigorias (08/10/1977-04/12/1982); Hana (08/10/1977-04/12/1982); Kastelli (08/10/1977-04/12/1982); Malaxa (08/10/1977-04/12/1982); Meskla (08/10/1977-04/12/1982); Mournies (08/10/1977-04/12/1982); Polyrinia (08/10/1977-04/12/1982); Rethymnon (08/10/1977-04/12/1982).
    Editors: Roberto Leydi; Tullia Magrini.
    Photographers: Stelios Lainakis; Roberto Leydi.
    Translator: Tullia Magrini.
    This release from the Smithsonian Folkways Recording series, by the International Institute for Traditional Music presents rare recordings of old traditional music from Crete. These recordings were done between 1977 and 1982. They include songs, either sung a cappella or with instrumental accompaniment, from three main genres of Crete singing: rizitika, mandinakhes, and tabakhaniotika. Rizitika is the most important, sung at weddings, but also other important social occasions. It has few different repertoires, and was originally sung as shepherd songs. The mandinadhes songs are lyrical songs based on political verses and deal with any topic, while the tabakhaniotika is an urban genre, performed in cafs, mixing Greek and Turkish elements. Mandinadhes songs are somewhat improvised while rizitika are more strictly composed. This CD presents an almost unknown music from a people we rarely hear about. We hear the soul of a proud people. ~ Bruno Deschnes

  • Critic Reviews
    The Wire (12/00, p.64) - "...This set sheds light on the vocal genres called riztika (songs for weddings, christenings and religious occasions), mandinadhes (political commentary) and tabakhaniotika (urban repertoire)....muscular projection..."
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