Music from Greece – Maria Farantouri

Maria Farantouri (sometimes spelt Maria Farandouri) (Greek: Μαρία Φαραντούρη) ,born in Athens on 28 November 1947, is a Greek singer and also a political and cultural activist. She has collaborated with prominent Greek composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, who wrote the score for Pablo Neruda’s Canto General, which Farantouri performed.

You remember Mikis Theodorakis wrote also the main title for the film Alexis Sobas

Here is her song “To Mystiko ” the second one is also a song from Theodorakis , the secret national anthem of Greece “Sto peroigiali ” ( oh i love this song <3)

 

Music from Greece – Mikis Theodorakis

Mikis Theodorakis , composer , poet and politician , most people know his musical work from the filmmusic he wrote for films like Serpico ( with Al Pacino ) or Zorba the Greek (Anthony Quinn). He wrote also folk songs which became famous all over Greece like this one Arnisis or Sto perigiali ( here performed by Mario Frangoulis )