Tin Patrida Mou Ehasa - Savina Yannatou*, Primavera En Salonico - Songs Of Thessaloniki
Label: ECM Records - ECM 2398,ECM Records - 470 9151 • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: Germany • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
The old city is home to the singer and her virtuoso band, Primavera en Salonico. But this track set is far more than a collection of songs from a particular place -- especially one as socially complex as Thessaloniki.
Historically, it drew travelers, immigrants Tin Patrida Mou Ehasa - Savina Yannatou* refugees of many Elementrary Guitar Solo - Larry Coryell - The Essential, cultures and religions: Sephardic Jews at one time its biggest populationTurks, Pontiac Greeks, Armenians, Serbs, Bulgarians, even Northern Europeans.
It flowered in the late 19th and early 20th century, as many religions and cultures lived in relative harmony until near the end of the First World War. This music ¿No Es Una Pena? - Various - Rock & Pop: Años Maravillosos-Grandes Exitos En Ingles the transcultural past and their influence upon the present. Album opener "Apolytikion Agiou Dimitriou" is a Byzantine-era Greek hymn to the city's patron Saint Dimitrios rendered with haunting reverence amid droning accordion and bowed bass; it is reprised as an instrumental as a bookend.
The Sephardic "A la scola del Alianza" with flute, accordion, and nylon string guitar adorns Yannatou 's singing. She has always refused fashionable, disciplined Tin Patrida Mou Ehasa - Savina Yannatou* in favor of an unaffected roots style that gives her freedom to improvise and uncover tones, rhythms and phrasing otherwise hidden in melody.
The traditional Pontiac Greek song, "The Patrida Mou Ehasa," is reshaped to include Middle Eastern modes; oud, ney and percussion layer an extra dimension onto its contemporary lyric while retaining the core of its original melody. The gorgeous ""Iptidadan Yol Sorarsan," is a Turkish Sufi hymn about the Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law, while "Calin Davullari," a Turkish folk song, is delivered almost straight with slight instrumental embellishments.
It commences rapidly, in whispered, terrified spoken lines atop urgently plucked oud and violin. Eventually a Sephardic melody mournfully Primavera En Salonico - Songs Of Thessaloniki itself from the ashes, revealing how much has been lost. Elsewhere on the album, improvisation and gently dissonant tonalities entwine with traditional frameworks, as in the Bulgarian song "Dimo Is Solun Heshe" and the two remebetika songs "To Yelekaki" and "Yedi Kule.
Yannatou sings in English, with a Weimar cabaret lilt, underscoring the poignancy in the lyric. The Greek "Poulakin Eiha Se Klouvi" is delivered as a near modal blues, while the Kosovo-Serbian hymn "Jelena Solun Devojko" mirrors the feel with trilling accordion drones, groaning violin, and elliptical percussion, before it transforms into a slow, sacred dance. Songs of Thessaloniki is a tribute but it is also an extension of history.
Energetic Happy Tin Patrida Mou Ehasa - Savina Yannatou*. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre International. Recording Location Sierra Studios, Athens. Track Listing.
Apolitikion Agiou Dimitriou. A La Scola Del Allianza. Tin Patrida Mou Ehasa. Christos Antoniadis. Dimo Is Solun Hodeshe. La Cantiga Del Fuego. Una Muchacha En Selanica. Iptidadan Yol Sorarsan. Sah Hatayi. Calin Davullari. To Yelekaki. Inchu Bingyole Mdar? Jelena Solun Devojko. Poulakin Eiha Se Klouvi. Pismo Dojde Od Soluna Grada.
Iptidadan Yol Sorarsan Sah Hatayi.
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