Epirus, Arta and it’s music…

The music of Epirus
The music of Epirus has a long history.
People are used to play or listen this kind of music to dance and have fun.
The most common musical instruments of Epirus music are:
the clarinet,
the clarinet is a long wind instrument, which is used to play folk songs in local festivals.
ntefi,
ntefi (tambourine) is a percussion instrument which is very popular among Greeks
violin and lute,
The lute and the violin are string instruments. They are also very popular in the Greek islands.
or the flogera (kind of flute)
The traditional music of Epirus is based mostly on four (4) of the above musical instruments.
The most important are the traditional clarinet and the ntefi (tambourine).
The other two (2) musical instruments are the traditional violin and the lute.
The music of Epirus usually has sad sound and accompanies traditional dances.
The songs are either monophonic or polyphonic.
The lyrics of the songs are inspired by the daily life of the people.
The music of Epirus sounds more in the villages than the cities.
Also, there are orchestras which play in summer festivals in the mountains to entertain people.
(presented by Chris Gouidas and John Papachatzakis)

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06 2014

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  1. Bruno Ruiz #
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    Thanks dear friends for all this information and pictures about your lovely traditional music!!!!! :D It’s great to see that we may come from the opposite part of the Mediterranean sea but we share so many things, and have so many things in common!!!!!!! The clarinet, the violin, the tambourine/ntefi…. and that special instrument called “flogera” is so similar to our “flabiol”!!!!!! :P
    So thanks again, it was very interesting to know about your traditional music!!!!
    Efharistó!!!!!! ;)



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