Author Archives: Dallas DeForest

An Aerial Video of the Corinthia

The Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth has produced a wonderful video of the Corinthia’s antiquities from the air. Take a look:

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Yiovan Tsaous Tabouras

Here, Stavros Kourousis, author of From Tabouras to Bouzouki, plays one of Tsaous’ actual instruments–the larger tabouras (he also played a smaller tzouras). As Kourousis notes, Tsaous recorded Diamanto Alaniara, Blamissa, Se mia Mikroula, and Yelasmenos with this instrument. It sounds … Continue reading

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H Drosoula

“The Dew” From the Indian Summer of Rebetika…Tsitsanis, 1944, with Markos singing. The teke mentioned in this song is that of Miltos Sidheris, Nikiforos Fokas Street, Thessaloniki. Tsitsanis spent most of the war in Thessaloniki, where he wrote many of … Continue reading

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Τσαους, Διαμαντω

Here’s a wonderful Yiovan Tsaous song (zeibekiko). Stellakis Perpiniadis sings. 1936. Γεια σου Γιοβάν Τσαούς με το ταμπούρι σου! Βρε Διαμάντω μου χαδιάρα και γλυκιά μου παιχνιδιάρα έλα άνοιξε την πόρτα να `ρθω μέσα σαν και πρώτα Άιντε τράβα στη … Continue reading

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Σαλα, Σαλα

Παραδοσιακο, 1926, NYC.

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The Falero Cemetery

Here’s a good blog post about its discovery and some of the implications involved: “Sensationalising archaeological finds in pursuit of funding, access or political favour, however tempting, is a risky strategy – as we have noted previously in the case of Amphipolis. … Continue reading

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Θα Σπασει το Μπουζουκι Μου, 1940

Here’s a great tune written by Peristeris and sung by Vamvakaris along with Hatzichristos. It has all the characteristics of a Peristeris song (despite the YouTube owner’s claim).  

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