Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 10: Μακεδονικά (Central-West Macedonia)

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Episode 10: Μακεδονικά (Central-West Macedonia)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll doesn’t cease to travel! This time, the Dear Listeners are invited to get to know the brass wonders hiden in the Μακεδονικά traditional music of Central-West Macedonia. Land of many empires, notably the one built by Alexandre The Great, and with a very rich history, Macedonia was a beloved tresure […]

When fashion design meets history

A challenging task Studying should always be surprising, inspiring, and tease people to discover new things. This was the case for Elena Lobova, fashion design student from Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. When she started her studies at the University of Federal Siberia, she may have not imagined that she would end up in another country, studying […]

Protest against the name “Macedonia”

It has been more than a quarter century and there is still no permanent solution for the discussions about the term Macedonia. Obviously, the situation has been getting worse. After the attempts of Zoran Zaev, the new left-wing Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic, joining NATO with the same name as the Northern Greece, the main problem has appeared again: What goes under the identity of the term “Macedonia”?

Scupi. Skopie. Üsküb. Skoplje. Skopje.

Since the first moment that you put your feet in Skopje, you perceive that is a place with history. Skopje is the city of the references and the heart of the Balkan Peninsula.

Maybe your first impression will be about the chaotic mix of this influences. They are all around, they are from different periods but they coexist in this now of the city and you should absorve all of them almost at the same time. In a while you realize that is part of it’s culture, what gives to the city the shape, the personality among the other European capitals.