The importance of music was reflected in Greek mythology. For instance, the god Hermes invented the lyre, a stringed instrument, and gave it to the legendary musician Orpheus, who was able to charm all living things with his music. http://www.ehow.com/info_8118662_ancient-greek-musical-instruments.html#

How to Make Greek Musical Instruments

LIRA Music played a prominent role in ancient Greece, and was particularly important for religious and ceremonial purposes. The Greeks invented numerous instruments, including the world's first keyboard instrument, the hydraulis.

Domna Samiou (1928 – 2012) was a prominent Greek researcher and performer of Greek folk music. For over half a century she has been collecting, recording and performing all over the world the traditional songs of Greece (demotika), appealing not only to the Greek diaspora, but also introducing non-Greek audiences to traditional Greek folk music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NejvcWqugqU, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OckC4Om7V84,

Domna Samiou was a prominent Greek researcher and performer of Greek…

The late Vassilis Giakoumis (Vassilis the dancer of Paros). Like a modern day Zorba...

The late Vassilis Giakoumis (Vassilis the dancer of Paros). Like a modern day Zorba.

'Minore Tis Avgis' Giorgos Zambetas - Greek Music pt. 3 - YASOO! OPA! *Rare Greek Folk Music* #Greek

One of my favorite songs from my Grandpa's collection of tapes. Enjoy Thanks Alot!

Nikos Economopoulos

In a coffee shop named "the tavern of Ali". A Muslim gipsy holds up a chair without losing balance to prove his sobriety.

Pontiakos Ellinosmos Greece

Pontiakos Ellinosmos Greece

Serra / Pyrrhic - Pontian Dance - YouTube

An ancient panhellenic martial dance from Pontos. Homer, Xenophon, Plato and Strabo have written about this dance. Siera/Serra derives from the phrase "Orchi.

el greco - respect to the deads - cretan music

from the movie "El Greco". The people of Crete pay respect to their deads after a battle by singing, dancing and giving a cup of wine to the earth.

"The Ballad of Senses and Illusions" Manos Hadjidakis "The Martlet's Tale" Shawn Phillips - YouTube

"The Ballad of Senses and Illusions" Manos Hadjidakis "The Martlet's Tale" Shawn Phillips

"Trigona", one of my favorite traditional Greek folk tunes, performed by Kristi Stassinopoulou.

"Trigona", one of my favorite traditional Greek folk tunes, performed by Kristi Stassinopoulou.

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