Psarantonis & Ensemble
Genre:
International
Meta style:
Mediterranean Traditions
Style:
Greek

Psarantonis (Ψαραντ?νης) Fierce and independent, the people of Crete are loath to call themselves Europeans ? let alone Greeks. Their folk music is a pure attest to this wild, unpredictable, and indomitable spirit. The principal instrument is a three-stringed "lyra", a fiddle which rests on one knee. Its strings are not pressed down but are grazed or struck by the fingernails, permitting fast and dynamic playing of ornaments and passages in a way unrivaled by any other melody instrument. The lyra is accompanied by the laouto, a double-strung instrument similar to the lute.

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Son Of Psiloritis

Son Of Psiloritis

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Year:
1991
Tracks:
11
Bitrate:
256 kbps