In the second of two programmes, Lucy Duran continues her search for some of the rarest and most exciting traditional music in Greece. This week she travels down south to the birthplace of Zeus, and the home to some of Greece’s most celebrated musicians: the Great Island, Crete.
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Lucy Duran visits Crete
Lucy Duran is in Crete, a major tourist destination that is also known for its music.
Vassilis Skoulas plays Erotokritos
Vassilis Skoulas plays and sings part of the Erotokritos, a long mythological work.
Vassilis Skoulas sings Yasemaki
Vassilis Skoulas sings and plays Yasemaki, a typical troubadour immigrant song.
Lucy talks to Thalia Iakouvidu, a Greek music executive about Nikos Ksilouris.
Michalis Skoulas mandolin piece
Michalis Skoulas plays a solo piece on a mandolin.
Lyra player Psaradonis
Lucy meets Lyra player Psaradonis, one of the most famous characters of Cretan music.
Lucy meets one of the last remaining bagpipe players.
Lucy meets Hinides.
Lucy is in Crete’s capital Heraklion with the innovative band Hinides.
Lucy speaks to Hinides
Lucy speaks to Dimitri from the band Hinides about the vanishing Cretan culture.
Lucy visits her father’s grave.
Lucy ends the Crete programme with a personal note, visiting her father’s grave.
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