July 2016

Greek summer feasts (panigyria) and their role in the transition from traditional to new-folk music

July 21st, 2016|Music, News|

Among Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society (FMS) traditional music collection on Europeana Sounds portal, there is one song that refers to the Greek feasts (panigiria). These festivals, more common in summertime, constitute the main performance circumstances during which traditional music is being transferred through generations. […]

Europeana Sounds project @IAML Rome 2016

July 18th, 2016|News|

After Vienna, Antwerp and New York, finally Rome! This year, the 65th edition of the well-known IAML international congress (International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres) was held in the Eternal City at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, hosted by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and organised in cooperation with IAML Italia. From the 3rd to the 8th July experts, professionals, and interested people met together in the Roman summer to discuss about music, collections, and library issues. […]

Lest we Forget: a poet’s reflections on the Battle of the Somme

July 13th, 2016|Music, News, Spoken word recordings|

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. It was one of the bloodiest battles in modern history, with over one million soldiers left dead or wounded. Fought from the trenches on the upper reaches of the River Somme in France from 1 July to 18 November 1916, it was the biggest battle of World War I. […]

Register for the conference “Europeana Sounds 2016: Unlocking Sound Collections”

July 6th, 2016|News|

The Europeana Sounds project organises its final international conference – “Unlocking Sound Collections” – on Friday 4th November 2016 in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. […]

Confessions of the last zournas-player in northern Greece

July 4th, 2016|Music, News|

During the field-research carried out in the prefecture of Evros in 1996 for the “Thrace” programme of the Music Library of Greece, only one zournas-player was located and recorded. His name was Arif Karatza and he was born in Kyani in 1923 and lived in Didymoteichon in northern Greece […]