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

Les fêtes estivales grecques et leur rôle dans la transition de la musique traditionnelle à la nouvelle musique folk

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. 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. […]

juillet 21st, 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

« Wikipedia chante en grec ! » Edit-a-thon tenue à la Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. On March the 23rd an Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon took place at the Music Library of Greece at the Athens Concert Hall, where thirty-eight people shared their love for music and Wikipedia. The goal of the event was to enrich Greek Wikipedia articles with Greek traditional songs, from the Library’s collection shared in the Europena Sounds project. […]

25 mars 1821: les Grecs chantent leur révolution

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Today we continue our series about European national celebrations on the occasion of Greece’s National Day! […]

mars 25th, 2015|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments