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Siganos – a traditional Greek dance from Crete

Do you like Greek dances? As you may know, every region in Greece has different dances, music and rhythms. The dances of Crete also belong to a special category. The main instrument in most of the Cretan music is the “lyra”, and usually, the rhythm of the dances is fast and the steps are rather difficult. But there is an exception: a slower dance called “siganos”. Read more

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11 Greek Proverbs in 1 Song


Proverbs help you understand how Greeks think. The song we present you today is called “Proverbs”. It was written in 1987 by Melina Tanagri. It contains 11 well known Greek proverbs. By listening to Greek songs you not only enjoy the music but also learn a lot about Greek language and culture. So with this song, you will have “killed two birds with one stone” (m’ énan sbáro dyó trigónia), as Greeks say.
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Greek music: Stavros Xarchakos and Alkistis Protopsalti

Are you in love with Greek music? If so, then listening to songs composed by Stavros Xarchakos and songs performed by Alkistis Protopsalti should be added to your to-do list.

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Manos Eleftheriou: Greek author and songwriter

Manos Eleftheriou (1938-2018), a famous Greek writer of poems, short stories and songs, unfortunately died at the age of 80 on July 22, 2018. Since he was born and raised in Syros, our Omilo students often hear his name while attending a course on the island. During Greek courses they attend events at the cultural venue named after him, where various artists perform his songs.

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Greek song by Antonis Remos

Antonis Remos is a popular Greek singer who has many fans among the Omilo students. For many years, he was also one of the Greek coaches of the popular TV show “The Voice”.

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Vamvakaris and the rebetika music

Rembetika music is closely connected to the name of Markos Vamvakaris, whose great significance for this genre is also reflected in his nickname: “the patriarch of the rebetiko.”
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Your Persistence | A wonderful Greek song

For many Greek language learners, Greek music is the reason why they started learning Greek. Music is a fun and interesting way to learn the language. You can listen at any time of the day and the lyrics will not only help you to expand your vocabulary, but also make you feel closer to Greece and the Greek culture when you are not in Greece.
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It is never cold in Greece

It is never cold in Greece! Is it a myth or the truth? What do you believe?
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Manos Hatzidakis and his music

When you think about Greek music, there are probably many names that pop into your head: Dalaras, Mouskouri, Theodorakis and of course also… Manos Hatzidakis.
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Greek songs that became international hits

Music definitely plays a very important role in the life of Greeks. In joy and sorrow, Greeks sing. And the truth is that they have the opportunity to choose among several categories of songs, in order to express every time their feelings: there are plenty of folk songs, rebetika, laika, entexna (the Greek word ‘τέχνη’ means ‘art’, so ‘entexna’ is a category of songs with more sophisticated music and lyrics) as well as rock and pop listenings.

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