|POSTED BY: Panagiotis Terzakis||POSTED ON: 14 Oct 2009 11:37 PM|
Eleven Greek Folk songs with the powerful, bass vocals of Panayotis Terzakis, from his own unique and modern perspective.
All Songs Greek traditional. Newly arranged and sung by Panayotis Terzakisexcept "Yianni Mou To Mantili Sou" arr. by Constantine Caravassilis
Songs from a country with villages that literary hang from the sides of tall mountains and melodies from islands situated in a deep blue sea, with painted white houses sparkling in the bright yellow sun- Greece! a Far Away Land. These melodies, pieces of land and sea, offer and appreciation of authentic Greek music which contains a perfect balance between life and death, joy and despair, Eastern and Western civilizations. In what often called the crossroad between the East and the West, Greece has always been a land where the Arts were at the heart of peoples' lives. Balancing Dionysian spirit with the discipline of Christianity, what is offered us today in Greek music is a book of sounds and colors that travel back throughout the centuries and which is homogeneous yet so diverse at the same time. Songs of joy and celebration, tragic ballads and laments for those who left home. Despite the various conquerors of the country,music instead of being silenced was actually enriched and adopted new elements in such a way that Greek music is as unique as the land that gave birth to it... Panayotis
"Terzakis' expressive singing seemed to beckon the listeners' souls to sing as well, as he took the audience through the range of emotions experienced during the challenges of realizing one's destiny." The Hellenic Voice, USA, May 2006
"Those who attended the "Graecia Magna" concert at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center on Friday expected a pleasant evening of Greek music, sponsored by the Hellenic Culture Society. But they were jolted into an enthusiastic standing ovation by powerful performances who presented, in the words of bass baritone Panayotis Terzakis,"the extraordinary travels of Hellenic music through the centuries".Lowell Sun, April 15, 2008