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“Voice of the Aegean” Irini Konitopoulou-Legaki Dies at 91

One of the greatest singers of traditional Aegean island music, Irini Konitopoulou-Legaki, died on Tuesday at the age of 91. She was born in Keramoti on the island of Naxos and was the daughter of an acclaimed violinist, Michalis Konitopoulos. Culture...

Bringing Folk Music from Rhodes into the Modern Age

Nikos Tzellos, a young musician from Rhodes, has made it his mission to revive the folk music of his island for the modern era.

Greek Folk Music Legend Filio Pyrgaki Dies Aged 81

One of the most prominent members of the folk music of Greece, Filio Pyrgaki, died at the age of 81.

Thessaloniki Band Performs Southern Italian Folk Music Influenced With Archaeo-Greek Dialect [video]

In 2015, a group of musicians came together thanks to their love of southern Italian folk songs with archaeo-Greek dialect influences and started performing interpreted songs. Led by musician Pierpaolo Sicuro, the group was formed in Thessaloniki in 2015 and derived its name,...