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Kriti (Crete)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 540,000 (2004) Kriti (Crete) is the largest of the Greek islands, situated to the south of the Greek mainland and to the west of Turkey. The capital is Irakleio (Iraklion). Crete has been...

Skyládiko

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term skyládiko (meaning doggish-style) is broadly used to refer, usually in a derogatory way, to a wide spectrum of Greek laïkó music from the 1970s to the present. In a stricter sense, the term derives from and designates the infamous...

The Song of the Sirens Between Sound and Sense

Sound and the Ancient Senses

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2019

Scholarly Books

...The Homeric Sirens are endowed first and foremost with a bewitching voice. When Circe warns Odysseus of their charms, she mentions only their “voice” (Odyssey 12.41) and “high-pitched song”, ligurēi aoidēi (44).On ligus/liguros as laudatory...

Gods and Vowels

Sound and the Ancient Senses

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Oh my – gods and vowels! What do they have in common? Are gods supposed to have vowels, use vowels, perhaps even be vowels? What would this even mean? From the narrow perspective of English, the idea is on the face of it absurd: the very...

‘Notes not noted in the text’

Nikos Ordoulidis

Nikos Ordoulidis is a lecturer in music at the University of Ioannina, Greece. His research interests revolve around the condition of musical syncretism in popular music. He is a member of the Modern Greek Studies Association and of the International Council for Traditional Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Nationalism, Despotism and Scholarly Interventions in Greek Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...The Patriarchate circular of 1880 constitutes a turning point in performance practices, as an order was issued, especially concerning inexperienced chanters, obliging them to use written music texts. Concerning experienced...

The reference text and the musical act

Nikos Ordoulidis

Nikos Ordoulidis is a lecturer in music at the University of Ioannina, Greece. His research interests revolve around the condition of musical syncretism in popular music. He is a member of the Modern Greek Studies Association and of the International Council for Traditional Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Nationalism, Despotism and Scholarly Interventions in Greek Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...In ecclesiastical music, composers were often ‘canonized’, either literally or metaphorically; their work was considered to be inspired by the Divine and its performance was intrinsically connected to a life of worship. In laiki...

The eternal course of live music

The Future of Live Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...This chapter examines how technology of the spectacle affects the audience’s sense of liveness. It is supported with opinions and experiences gathered by focus-group interviews during the Arctic Monkeys concert at the Rockwave Festival...

The Sound of the Sacred

Sound and the Ancient Senses

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Ancient Greek religion was strongly oriented towards activity rather than contemplation, outward displays of worship rather than inwardly felt devotion, and diverse ritual practices circumscribed by local cults rather than universal...

Hearing Ancient Sounds Through Modern Ears

Sound and the Ancient Senses

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2019

Scholarly Books

...An ancient soirée Solon the Athenian, the son of Exekestides, was overcome with pleasure when his nephew sang some song of Sappho’s at a drinking party, and asked the young man to teach it to him. When someone asked why he was so eager...

A laiko (popular) song by Tsitsanis (1948)

Nikos Ordoulidis

Nikos Ordoulidis is a lecturer in music at the University of Ioannina, Greece. His research interests revolve around the condition of musical syncretism in popular music. He is a member of the Modern Greek Studies Association and of the International Council for Traditional Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Nationalism, Despotism and Scholarly Interventions in Greek Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Scholarly Books

...Vasilis Tsitsanis’s ‘Cloudy Sunday’ was recorded for the first time on 11 August 1948. ‘Cloudy Sunday’ original recording: https://youtu.be/8QroGi1vRuU . By using internet links...