Folkstories

Excerpts from stories from the life of musicians, presentation of customs, anecdotes.

Grigoris Kapsalis – the Echo of Zagori

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Grigoris Kapsalis was born in 1929 in Elafotopos Zagori, where he still resides today, as an active musician. His grandfather, father, and uncle were all

Fables and Customs of Death

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Written by Soula Tosca-KampaThe purest waterof the earth are tearsFor it is the distillation of the soulat the edge of the eyes.A special place in

Open your door! – Carols for Christmas, New Year, Fota 

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Carols are a very old custom and one of the most special types of Greek folk songs, very closely linked to important festivals of the

Yorgos Arvanitis – The Journey of Askavlos

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Interview by Sotiris BekasA musical instrument emerging from the depths of a very ancient musical tradition. A journey that seemed to have been forgotten. Its

Lefteris Pavlou – The Ritual and the Music of Anastenaria

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Interview by Konstantia DoukaThe custom of 'Pyrovasia' (barefoot fire-walking) is the culmination of the annual religious cycle of the 'Anastenaria'. It mainly takes place on

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Eva Poulopoulou – The Song of the Dead Brother

By Sotiris Bekas In her first published comic, Eva Poulopoulou (with studies in architecture and

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Firewalking and Anastenarides

Written by Konstantia DoukaThe custom of firewalking is the culmination of an annual ritual cycle

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The Tune of ’Trinis Defteras’ from Melanes Naxos

Written by Sotiris BekasThe tune of ’Trinis Defteras’ from Melanes Naxos could be another tune

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Lefteris Pavlou – The Ritual and the Music of Anastenaria

Interview by Konstantia DoukaThe custom of 'Pyrovasia' (barefoot fire-walking) is the culmination of the annual

folkradio.gr 14 Min Read

Open your door! – Carols for Christmas, New Year, Fota 

Carols are a very old custom and one of the most special types of Greek

folkradio.gr 4 Min Read

Yorgos Arvanitis – The Journey of Askavlos

Interview by Sotiris BekasA musical instrument emerging from the depths of a very ancient musical

folkradio.gr 11 Min Read