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Epirotic folk music with Christopher King

Starting the week Greek. Verity Sharp is joined by producer, author and record collector Christopher King who shares tracks from ‘Europe’s oldest surviving folk music’.

Starting the week Greek: Verity Sharp is joined by producer, author and record collector Christopher King who shares tracks from ‘Europe’s oldest surviving folk music’ – the sounds of the Epirus region.

Among King’s selections is a mirologi, an ancient pentatonic tune performed in Greece since Homeric times; and a samantakas, a dance that as he can attest, can lead to out-of-body experiences.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Lucinda Chua

    Somebody Who

    • Somebody Who.
  • Roger Doyle

    Baby Grand

    • Thalia / Oizzo No.
    • Silverdoor.
  • Sawir Sutan Mudo, Nurasni & Zaidir SK

    Padang Magek

    • Night Music Of West Sumatra: Saluang, Rabab Pariaman, Dendang Pauah.
    • Smithsonian Folkways.
  • Charles Amirkhanian

    Rippling The Lamp

    Performer: Kate Stenberg. Performer: Eva-Maria Zimmermann.
    • Scenes from a New Music Séance.
  • Kitsos Harisiadis

    Skaros

    • Lament In A Deep Style 1929-1931.
    • Third Man Records.
  • Alexis Zoumbas

    Epirotiko Mirologi

    • A Lament For Epirus 1926-1928.
  • Manthos Halkias & Folk Orchestra

    Samantakas (Samantakas)

    • Five Days Married & Other Laments: Song And Dance From Northern Greece, 1928-195.
    • Angry Mom Archives.
  • Frank Paul Schubert & Isambard Khroustaliov

    Klangblau Jailbreak

    • That Would Have Been Decent.
    • Not Appplicable.
  • Bas Jan

    I Am Animal

    • Instant Nostalgia.
    • Lost Map Records.
  • Jo Thomas

    Tunnel

    • Trio.
    • Soft Apple.
  • Los Ruphay

    Tunupan Ajayupaj

    • A Cry for Revolution – Earth Healing Music from Bolivia – 50 Years of Los Ruphay.
    • Arc Music.
  • Mark Pritchard

    Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke)

    • Under The Sun.
    • Warp.
  • Laurie Spiegel & Don Christensen

    Donnie And Laurie

    • Donnie & Laurie.
    • UNSEEN WORLDS.
  • 박지하

    All Soul's Day

    • Communion.
    • Not On Label.

Broadcast

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