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The record company "Aerakis - Cretan Musical Workshop & Seistron" having previously worked with Alexander Papadakis with "Kanari mou" (2007) and "At the bow of thw boat" (2010), continues this nice collaboration, coming in Today, the third in a series of album and we are confident that this work will be proposal, since it is a recording of the musical tradition of Crete, which we believe can be a representative sample of the Cretan musical culture.

"Anydrous Athos (Dry bloom)" titled the new double CD that gives us Alexandros Papadakis and his friends George Psarakis, Idomeneas Kamilakis and John Vergadis, an anthology known tracks like "Kondylies tsi nihtas", "Seires syrton" "Pramateftis", " Giasemaki "," Nifiatiko "," Melampiana "etc., as well as new tracks like" Anydrous Athos (Dry bloom)"," Stou Haniali "," Hasi kosmou".

Our company, having deep into the sense of responsibility and knowing the personality of Alexandros Papadakis, a man with a high sense of respect for the Cretan musical tradition and knowledge to it and its history, with the familiar ethos and should featuring a personal and professional level, we want to thank him once again that our trusted and his third consecutive album in "Anhydrous athos (Dry bloom)!

We always aim at birth so beautiful and pure musical ornaments arising through difficulties and pitfalls, but have huge and lasting value in the end! And when after the match conquer beauty, then the least you can feel grateful and proud!



CD 1

1.Haravgi (instrumental)

This is the unique composition of Ilias Droseros. Ilias Droseros born in Drapanias of Kissamos in 1878 and died in 1944. He was an amateur boulgaristas but stayed in music's history with this purpose.

2. Amariotikes kontylies

Kondylies from the former Province of Amari, which are common in neighboring regions such as eastern Agios Vasilis, the eastern Rethemnos, and villages of Pano Riza.

Music-Lyrics: traditional

The 7th mandinada is to Myron Skoulas

3. Anydros athos (Dry bloom)

Music: Papadakis Alexandros, Lyrics: Lymakis Manolis

4. Aman Mario

One of the most classic urban songs. The urban Cretan song also called tampachaniotiko.

Lyrics-music: Panagiotis Tountas & Ioannis Bernidakis

5. Compoitions of Thanasis Skordalos

Music: Thanasis Skordalos, Lyrics: a) Karmpadakis Petros b), c) and d) Thanasis Skordalos

6. Gergianos pidihtos

The Gergiani variant family of pidihtos dances of Crete. The lyrics have a special affinity between them because they have lost over the years, either because anyway the dance suits peak moments of the feast, when drunkenness, combined with the ecstatic frenzy glentistadon not allowed rescue other verses.

7. Pramateftis

Lengthy narrative song. Dramatically recounts the reunion of two brothers, apparently lost long since, who were reunited with episodic manner and with disastrous results. The story is known throughout the island, but also outside it. This variant is the Ardakto St. Basil, by George Chliaoutakis. The recording took place in 1966 by Alexandra Nikolidakis in working out the thesis work.

Music-Lyrics: traditional

Recording: Nikolidakis Alexandra from Chliaoutaki George Ardaktos St. Basil 1966

8. Hasi kosmou

Lyrics: Vangelis Kaklis, Music: Alexandros Papadakis

9. Sousta

Music - lyrics: Traditional

10. Kisamitika syrta

Lyrics: Traditional

Music: a) Kakrapis Nicholas Tsega b) Yusuf Mustafa Karagkioule c) Chaniotikos of Vourogianni

11. Giasemaki

Music - lyrics: Alekos Karavitis

12. Seira syrton

Series Haniotika Kissamos, which are common in central Crete. a) Kallergianos Mustafa Karagkioule, adaptation Thanasis Skordalos b) Composition of Thanasis Skordalos c) Haravgi of Ilias Droseros, Melampiani adaptation of Skordalos d) 1st spin Yusuf Mustafa Karagkioules, adaptation Thanasis Skordalos, 2nd spin composition Thanasis Skordalos.

Lyrics: a), b): George Voulgarakis, c), d): traditional


CD 2


1. Kontylies tsi nihtas

Music - lyrics: Traditional

2. Steiakos pidihtos (instrumental)

The pidihtoi dances of Crete belonging to a large family, which "resembles" musical with many dances from other Aegean islands, mainly in the Dodecanese. The Steiakos pidihtos is version of pidikhtós dance at the eastern side of Crete.

3. Treis mavrofores

One of the fiercest janissaries of the Ottoman Empire was Zade Ahmed Agha. The origin was from someone Islamized Christian of Chania and it got the nickname Hanialis. He was a huge timar holder, who had met an enormous following arbitrary grabs Christian properties. The property which was managing extended from the plain, as the Mirabello and from Ierapetra to Malia.

Complaints of abuses of Chanialis bothered Pasha Grand Castle Mustafa Resit Kioutachis, who then intentionally strangled him with his own hands in December 25, 1825. In Magoulas Lassithi Plateau Ottoman fountain located at the point where it was built one of the towers shelters of Hanialis.

Lyrics: Siganos Charidimos, Music: traditional

4. Stou Haniali

Music - lyrics: Alexandros Papadakis

5. Τsi sineparsas (Eastern Ai Vasilis and Amari)

Shortly before the wedding the groom must go to the bride's house and to receive from their own. Below is a musical-poetic ritual according to which the bride and hers refuse to open the door. The friends of the groom with serenades trying to persuade the side of the bride, who refuses almost stubbornly, but in the end there is the hand of the groom, which enters the house by breaking the door.

The custom has a very practical and logical explanation: apparently previously not all marriages were after the creation and development of erotic feeling. So establishing a custom violent abduction of the bride covered the numerous cases of non-condescending marriages ...

Lyrics-music: traditional

The 8th mandinada said by Philip Pavlaki Vrises St. Basil marriage Kissos St. Basil.)

6. Apopse krigios epiase (rizitiko)

Song from the roots of the White Mountains (Lefka ori). It refers to the erotic excitement, which can give power to man to endure hardships.

Lyrics-music: traditional

7. Syrta

Lyrics: a), b) traditional, c) George Kalogridis d) i) Moudatsos Kostis ii) Vergadis Christos

Source for the first mantinada was the Nikogiannis (Nikaki John) from Fountains Ai. Vasilis.

Music: a) Protos Chaniotikos syrtos, traditional, b) 2nd Lousakianos syrtos, traditional, c) Kalogridis George-Markogiannakis Yannis, d) Gavalochorianos syrtos or syrtos tsi nihtas (according to Hania musical tradition is a composition of Stephen Triantafyllakis or Kioros)

8. S'ema ladi tou menexe

Lyrics: traditional, Music: Vangelis Markogiannakis

 9. Melebiana

Classic purposes, to be reimbursed by the Melampianous as compositions in Hatzidakis Vangelis. The first aim (Melampiani mandinada) has elements from older Kissamos slide like Electra Felessogianni (Felessakis John), or skopos ts'avgis of Naftis (Kostis Papadakis). The next two are independent creations Chatzidovangelis, who is considered one of the last makers of Melampianou song mode.

The Melabes is the birthplace of four national martyrs Michael Angeli, George and Manolis. Because of their significant national action named the official Orthodox Church Saints.

Lyrics: a) Simantirakis Yannis, b) Skandalaki Anna c) Christoforakis Yannis

10. Ardahthianes kontylies

Lyrics: Dagalakis Giorgos

Music: Alexandros Papadakis

11. Nanarisma

This lullaby didicated at Papadovangelis

Lyrics: traditional, Alexandra recording Nikolidakis by Androniki Nikolidakis, Ardaktos St. Basil 1966

Music: Alexandros Papadakis


Record Label Aerakis - Cretan Musical Workshop & Seistron
Availability In stock
Categories Aerakis publications, Music
Type Cd's
Subcategories Collection, Cretan music, Personal albums
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