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The race for Humanity: Thoughts on the marathon

Older it may seem, the discussion about the use of racial categorization in our species is ongoing. Such is, to a great extent, due to the lack of objectivity of race as a concept and the need for a holistic approach to examine it. Even if no definitive answer may be provided on whether its […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 9: Ηπειρώτικα (Epirus)

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Episode 9: Ηπειρώτικα (Epirus)
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Dear Listeners, Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is about to take you to the other side of Greek culture: we will depart from Smyrna to the traditional music of Epirus! Between both, an unexpected connection arises, deep from the origins of an art called music. However, the landscape is now totally different. Luckly, we can […]

The race for Humanity: cover image

The race for Humanity: Race as a biological construct

Older it may seem, the discussion about the use of racial categorization in our species is ongoing. Such is, to a great extent, due to the lack of objectivity of race as a concept and the need for a holistic approach to examine it. Even if no definitive answer may be provided on whether its […]

The race for Humanity: cover image

The race for Humanity: Race as a social construct

Older it may seem, the discussion about the use of racial categorization in our species is ongoing. Such is, to a great extent, due to the lack of objectivity of race as a concept and the need for a holistic approach to examine it. Even if no definite answer may be provided on whether its […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 8: Σμυρνέικα (Smyrna)

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Episode 8: Σμυρνέικα (Smyrna)
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Originated in the damned shores of Asia Minor, there are songs still preserving the History of Smyrna – nowadays Izmir. It is a music with tons of bitterness, probations, and losses – but, for sure, it has a clímax of overcome (and it’s suitable to dance a Tango with tragedy). From its origins many centuries […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 7: Κύπρος (special)

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Episode 7: Κύπρος (special)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρου, Μπουζούκι & Roll would be incomplete without a special episode dedicated to the traditional music of Cyprus. Not only Greece and Cyprus share many common roots, as both countries have a certain passion for dedicating songs to each other (and exchange votes at Eurovision). In this episode full of surprises and guests, we […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 6: Ποντιακά (Pontos)

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Episode 6: Ποντιακά (Pontos)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is calling all stations to Πόντος, in the coast of the Black Sea. Our local informer is Βασίλης Γιορανίδης, and we will have the chance to have a deeper experience of the traditional music of Pontos, Ποντιακά, through the magnificient voice of Μελήνα Χατζικαμάνου – who presented the first live […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 5: Ρεμπέτικα ΙΙ (special)

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Episode 5: Ρεμπέτικα ΙΙ (special)
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We have already walked through the lands of pre-war Ρεμπέτικα, so in episode 5, the time has arrived to continue, by crossing the border and discover what’s out there, beyond the Second World War and τεκέδες! And what better guide than Σώτος Ζαχαριάδης – a painter of these musical landscapes and native speaker of μπουζούκι […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 4: Θρακιώτικα (Thrace)

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Episode 4: Θρακιώτικα (Thrace)
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Come aboard Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Βουζούκι & Roll! We suggest the dear listeners to take their best coat, as we are going to depart, together with Δημήτρης Χατζηπέμου, to a trip having Thrace as destination. Between Greek, Bulgarian and Turkish lands, the traditional music of Thrace, Θρακιώτικα, prevails nowadays. To get to know them goes hand […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 3: Ρεμπέτικα (special)

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Episode 3: Ρεμπέτικα (special)
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Beware: the present episode will have double the action and triple the excitement! Not only will a new presenter… be… presented – as we will be set in an adventure, together with Δημήτρης Μαυροματάκης, through one of the most important traditions of Greek music, Ρεμπέτικα. The Greek Blues, as some say! The present edition will […]