Rizitika Songs from Crete Pass Oral History on to New Generation
Rizitika songs are the oldest type of Cretan music, originating from the western part of the Greek island, but now heard in central and eastern Crete as well.
“Mitsaras”: The Last Self-Made Mykonos Bagpipe Maestro
Mykonos bagpipe maestro Dimitris Koukas, aka "Mitsaras" passed in May 2021, taking a lifetime of Mykonian musical memory with him. Dimitris Koukas, played the Mykonian bagpipe—the tsabouna, for eight decades of his life. As a youngster, he first expressed interest in...
Tsabouna: Mykonos Bagpipe in Danger of Becoming Lost Art
The Mykonos bagpipe called Tsabouna played in for centuries lost recently one of its musical maestros with the passing of Dimitri Koukas.
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.