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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
“Wikipedia sings in Greek!” Edit-a-thon held at the Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society
On 23 March, 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. […]
On Wednesday 23th of March, from 14:00 till 20:30, we invite you to participate in an Edit-a-thon that will be held at The Music Library in the Athens Concert Hall, organised by the Music Library, the National Technical University of Athens and the Europeana Sounds project.