23 décembre – La tradition des chants de Noël en Grèce

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Greek Christmas Carols are sung on Christmas Eve, the 24th of December, according to tradition. Groups of small children go out in the streets, from household to household, singing carols accompanied by a small « trigono » – triangular metallic music instrument that makes a distinctive sound – and receiving money and sweets as rewards. […]

décembre 23rd, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Une chanson d’amour grecque

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. This plain song, sung by an elder female singer in Nea Vyssa, in the prefecture of Evros in Northern Greece, describes with the most romantic words the love of a young couple, as seen through the eyes of the elder woman singing. […]

novembre 28th, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Confessions du dernier joueur de zournas dans le nord de la Grèce

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. 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 […]

juillet 4th, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Découvrez la danse populaire grecque Karsilamas

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Karsilamas is a dance of special interest and is encountered today in many parts of Greece, mainly in the islands. […]

janvier 5th, 2015|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Les instruments de musique d’Evros, entre tradition et modernité

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. During the field work carried out in the prefecture of Evros for the “Thrace” programme, a total of sixty-one music players were recorded, covering the following instruments: gaida (bagpipes), floyera (type of shepherd’s pipe), klarino (folk clarinet), violin, lute, outi, accordion, toubeleki (pottery drum), zournas (shawm), daouli (drum) and daire-defi (tambourine). […]

octobre 2nd, 2014|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Préserver et diffuser la musique traditionnelle de Thrace

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. The Music Library of Greece ‘Lilian Voudouri’ was created under an initiative of the Friends of Music Society. Their vision was that the Library would act as a pool of information for music and the arts, capable of supporting a full programme of research and education. The Library, which holds more than 135,000 items, is located inside the Athens Concert Hall, opened to the public in February 1997, and since then has functioned as an important centre of study. […]