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Various - Greek Rhapsody: Instrumental Music from Greece 1905-1956
152-page hardcover book with two CDs featuring 42 Greek instrumental recordings made between 1905 and 1956. This compilation offers, for the first time, a unique panorama of the instruments and styles of the Greek music from the first half of the 20th century. Author and compiler Tony Klein is a British musician, researcher, and writer, based in Sweden. He has played and researched Greek music for 40 years, and studied with, among others, the veteran Stelios Keromitis. In 2005, in collaboration with collector Charles Howard, he produced and annotated the CD Mortika – Rare Vintage Recordings from a Greek Underworld.

Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis - NYN
About this 2016 release by the Greek roots-pop trio, Nondas Kitsos wrote in RootsWorld: "With NYN, Kristi Stassinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis have created an absolutely wonderful reprise to their Greekadelia. Here they are, addressing the meltdown of Greece by offering music of incomparable beauty and inventiveness." Deep folk roots, rich poetry and a remarkable neo-psychedelic sound bring it all together. This is a RootsWorld CD choice. These CDs are donated by theh labels and artists to help RootsWorld raise money to remain online and on the air. All of your purchase goes to support those efforts.

Miquel Gil with Savinna Yannatou - En Concert (CD and DVD)
An epic event: the meeting of two great European singers, and backed by an incredible ensemble made of Primavera en Salonico and Orqestra Arabe de Barcelona. CD and DVD (PAL format, playable on computers and most DVD players). Highly recommended.

Topic World Series - folk music of Greece (Topic 907)
Recorded in 1966, '67 and '69 by Wolf Dietrich, presenting a stunning collection of both instrumental and ceremonial music, and lyrical songs and ballads.

Yannis Aggelakas - O Hamenos Ta Pairnei Ola
Soundtrack from the Greek film 'Loser Takes All' by Nikos Nikolaides, made by one of the countries leading rock-pop writers and an artist who has crossed all genre-boundaries in the last few years, both solo and with his band Trypes.

Markos Vamvarkis - Bouzouki Pioneer, 1932-1940

Aksak - Florina
Balkan/Gypsy fusion band merges the acoustic sounds of kaval, flutes, accordion, clarinet, viola, violin, sax, double bass, guitar, oud, percussion and vocals into a new and powerful folk hybrid.

Alexandros Markeas - Dimotika / Cinq Souvenirs Involuntaires
Taximi Calvo, bouzouki; Tresallet, viola; Veyrier, cello; Soccoja, mezzo and the Ensemble Ars Nova

Stelios Petrakis - Akri Tou Dounia (On the Edge of the World)
Stelios Petrakis, lyra, laouto / Xylouris / Stavrakakis / Daly / Chemiran

Eleni Karaindrou and Kim Kashkasian - Ulyses' Gaze
Music for the film by Theo Angelopolous

Nikos Xydakis - Tenedos
The Greek composer, pianist and singer. Born in Cairo,, he immigrated with his family to Greece in 1963. Much of his music has its rooted in the Greek theater. With Dora Masclavanou and Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Iasis - Iasis
Roots meets jazz in this unique Greek ensemble's 1996 work

Maria Aristopulou and Ilias Tsagaris - Laspi (Mud)
An atmospheric work for female voice and a jazz-rock influnced ensemble of guitars, bass, percussion, horns, mandolin, baglama and drums. An essential Greek core is subdued by a languishing, bluesy feel.

Various artists - Dubient
Studio dubs and fusions by 'man data sound' and members of Mode Plagal pull together all kinds of influences in a mix of electronic and rootsy acoustic sounds.

Haig Yazdjian - Yeraz
Oud, Vocal / Yazdjian was born of Aremnian parents in Syria, and has been living in Greece for the last 20 years

Nikos Xydakis - Imerologio

Livaneli - Hayata Dair - Sobre La Vida
As a writer, composer, film director, philosopher, activist and humanitarian, Turkish artist Omer Zülfü Livaneli is a true Renaisance man. This album of peoms set to music is his life's story told through a fiction called music. Recorded in Athens and Istambul with musicians of both countries. A bonus disc includes a video documentary with interviews and fragments of performances, with guests like Al DiMeola, María Farandouri, Maria del Mar Bonet, Joan Baez, Yorgos Dalaras y la Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres.

Nikos Papazoglou - Haratsi
CD reissue of the 1983 recording by one of the most potent voices of contemporary Greek music. His unique, deep voice s known for its passion and idiosyncratic tone, and his mastery of greek poetry and tradition in the service of modern music is legend.

Lakis and Achwach - Taxidi/Die Reise
Greek-Austrian musican Lakis and his ensemble Achwach prove the variety of their musical work. 'Die Reise' (the journey) is not only the CD's title, it is emblematic of their approach to music.

Lakis and Achwach - Xenos
Austria-based Greek musician Lakis Jordanopoulos´ songs are about uprooting and exile, like the songs of the Greek Rembetes, who learned to laugh and cry at the same time. The music he creates with the ensemble Achwach is the neo-Rembetiko of a Vienna-based international band, a music about happiness and sadness, love, loneliness and despair.

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