Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 12: Greek Progressive Rock (special)

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Episode 12: Greek Progressive Rock (special)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll went psychedelic! That’s right Dear Listeners, we are about to land in the planet of Greek Progressive Rock. This musical genre initiated in the United Kingdom during the mid 60s. It flourished between the creation of the first synthesizers and a period of great political turmoil. It brought Rock music […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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From Fairy Tales to Reality: What Kind of Beauty to Embrace?

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From Fairy Tales to Reality: What Kind of Beauty to Embrace?
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This episode is dedicated to beauty. We are aware that the trap of stereotypes is always around the corner, and that it affects both women and men. But we believe that exists a way to experience beauty in a more confident way. We invited Carolina, a volunteer from Colombia, to discuss the issue together.

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Episode 2: Ethnic Jazz & Fusion (special)

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Episode 2: Ethnic Jazz & Fusion (special)
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Μάρκος Χατζηαθανασίου was the chosen surgeon for the second episode of Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll, in order to dissect what Ethnic Jazz and the Hellenistic musical roots have been up to. This Ethnic Jazz & Fusion special episode will open a Pandora’s Box filled with the most surprising combinations of musical influences. Additional material for […]

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Wo(men) vs. Violence

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Wo(men) vs. Violence
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In this episode, we are going to discuss Violence Against Women and the role men cover in it. As women, this is an issue we frequently debate amongst us, but what do guys think about it? We invited two USB volunteers and colleagues, Àlex and Johann, to let us know their perspectives and impressions.

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Episode 1: Ερωτόκριτος (Crete)

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Episode 1: Ερωτόκριτος (Crete)
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In the first episode of Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll, our colleague Κατερίνα Σταύρου will explore Ερωτόκριτος, a folkloric tradition originated in the island of Crete during its Renaissance period. Every Thursday at 21h00, we take off!  Song list (by order of appearance): 1. O Trohos Tis Miras, by Nίκος Ξυλούρης + Rizes, by Nίκος Ξυλούρης […]

Midnight Marauders #7: Revolutions

This week we bring to you a very special and important episode: revolutions. Last Saturday, on the 25th of April, we celebrated two historical events. In Italy, on the 25th of April 1945, the National Liberation Committeedeclared insurgency against all fascists regimes. This date was chosen as Italy’s Liberation Day, commemorating the end of the […]