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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

East and West

After the Sephardic Jews were expelled from Spain by the Inquisition, they scattered widely, but especially they made their way toward the Eastern Mediterranean. The rich Sephardic tradition of song, with its many points of contact with the music...
Monday, June 4, 2012

Bakopoulos explores 1967 military coup through family's eyes

In 1967, a military coup toppled the Greek government and ushered in a seven-year period of devastating domestic brutality and repression...
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ksylini Kardia (Wooden Heart)

The folk music of Greece is intimately tied to the music of Arabs, Armenians, Turks and other cultures that ringed the eastern Mediterranean basin in crosscurrents that spanned the Byzantine and Islamic empires. Mavrothi Kontanis, a young vocalist and oud player from New Jersey, explores the repertoire . . .