Of Greek Folk Musical

Greek folk Musical

The folk music (or dhimotika) of Greece represents a unique fusion of Eastern and Western styles and influences. The majority of older songs bear the influence of Eastern modes (dhromi or makamia) that are either Turkish or Iranian in origin, with the dance music of mainland Greece's koumpania group - as well as the folk music of Macedonia and Thrace - retaining their modal background. The music of the Epirus region is heavily influenced by the nearby Albania and Macedonia areas, and can be divided into three distinct forms - dance songs, drinking songs and laments, or miroloyia. The Pelopennese and central mainland regions are home to strains of music similar to those found in the Epirus area; chief among them is palea dhimotika, a traditional folk ballad sung to dance rhythms. The liveliest musical culture among the Greek islands is found on Crete, where the music is highly syncopated (ideal for dancing), performed by an ensemble typically comprised of a lira player and one or two laouto players.

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Folklore
1846, coined by antiquarian William J. Thoms (1803-85) as an Anglo-Saxonism (replacing popular antiquaries) and first published in the "Athenaeum" of Aug. 22, 1846, from folk + lore. This word revived folk in a modern sense of "of the common people, whose culture is handed down orally," and opened up a flood of compound formations, eg. folk art (1921), folk-hero (1899), folk-medicine (1898), folk-tale (1891), folk-song (1847), folk-dance (1912). Folk-music is from 1889; in reference to the branch of modern popular music (originally associated with Greenwich Village in New York City) it dates from 1958.

CreateSpace Authentic Greek Folk Songs And Dances (Digitally Remastered)
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Celebrate Swiss Independence Day at Volksfest  — WKOW
Entertainment includes choral folklore music, yodeling, flag throwing, thalerschwingen, alphorn playing, and accordion music. The Volksfest program runs from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Tickets are $5.00 for general admission. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Craig Kinsey bring smart, serious sounds to shows  — Chron.com
He's a keen observer of folklore, music and culture, which shows in the music, which plays as an effortless fusion of so many forms that all fall under the old music banner of folk, from Southern American to Eastern European.

Greek Folk Musical Instruments. 2000. Hardcover. Text in English and Greek.
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Reel fun: Music of Scotland comes to Caramoor at dusk  — CT Post
This season has introduced people to Bulgarian folklore music, progressive Irish dance and West African dance and rhythms. "The structure is very different from a typical concert," said Kresek, who added that there are activity stations for young ..

HELLENICRECORD Outi / The art of the Greek musical instruments
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Oxford University Press Variations on Greek Folk-songs
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Popular Q&A

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What is the difference between American folk music and greek folk music

The strongest difference is the musical instruments, Greek folk has bouzouki ( an instrument that I do not know if exists in any other country) and the lyrics are also different, they have different meanings Anyway, it's difficult to tell the differences without hear them both.

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