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Manos Eleftheriou: Greek Author and Songwriter

It feels like yesterday, but already two years have passed…Manos Eleftheriou (1938-2018), a famous Greek writer of poems, short stories and songs, died at 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. Manos Eleftheriou loved Syros and edited books about his island, specifically about Markos Vamvakaris and Syros society, about theater in Ermoupolis in the 20th century, and about Ermoupolis in Greek literature.

Some facts about his life:
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A Funny, Upbeat Greek Song About… Staying at Home!

The Omilo team has been spending a lot of time inside lately and we’re guessing (and hoping!) that you’re doing the same. Staying at home is very important given the current circumstances but it doesn’t have to feel dull. This is why we would like to introduce you to a funny and upbeat Greek song about – what else? – staying at home and relaxing!
#menoumespiti – #westayathome

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Greek singer Kostis Maraveyas welcomes you to Greece

Do you also love Greek music? Then let us introduce you to the Greek singer Kostis Maraveyas. If you can see him perform live while you are visiting Greece, do not miss that chance! 😊

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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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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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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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Christmas in Greece: Trigona Kalanta

In Greece, many Christmas songs are sung; some are very known all over Greece, and some very specific for every region. However, there is also a song that is internationally known, but of course, in Greece, they sing it with Greek lyrics. Are you ready to learn how to sing “jingle bells” in Greek? Read more

Greek music by L. Machairitsas!

Do you also like Greek music?  Let’s enjoy beautiful Greek music while learning Greek.
Learn some Greek vocabulary with the popular song of singer and song writer L. Machairitsas ; “What do I ask for?” “Τι ζητάω;”

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