Greek Dance Music & Instrumentals
An Invitation to Greek Dance CD - a collection by Athan Karras

[Code : InvitToGRDance] An Invitation to Greek Dance CD - a collection by Athan Karras

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An Invitation to Grek Dance

This collection of Greek dancesreflect the lively spirit of Greek people celebrating life. The ancient traditions still haunt the mainland mountain caverns with ringing pipes and bouzouki strings making Zorba’s testimonial “come everybody, let’s dance!”

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1- KALAMATIANO An age old traditional dance revived in the town of Kalamata.
2- SYRTO - Homer would be proud to know this dance still remains true and alive.
3- HASAPOSERVIKO- The taunting even tempo catches the fancy of any crowd as they dance together, having fun and trying out different variations.
4- HASAPOSERVIKO -Tempting as it is, this dance invites anyone and everyone to try out it's simple moods.
5- VARI HASAPIKO- In the tradition of the HASAPIKA dance (butcher) a rendering of swaying Aegean movements of the islander fisherman.
6- VARI HASAPIKO- The Aegean sailors have made this into a favorite dance pastime in Greece.
7- FAST HASAPIKO- The Butcher Guilds of Byzantium (Costantinople) spread the wild movements to neighboring Balkans and the Near East.
8- FAST HASAPIKO-SYRTAKI- These frenzied butcher dances, are now popular throughout with wild steps. One, two, three, kick, and all alike joined at the shoulders.
9- FAST HASAPIKO- Almost like a militant stomp the leader exalts in intricate movements circling while expressing a feeling of liberation.
10- TSAMIKO- Though ancient the heroic pulse still rings as a viable source for any dancer expressing the deepest inner cords of desire.
11- TSAMIKO- Couples facing each other in freelance improvised steps in a 9/8 rhythm
12- KARSILAMAS- Flirtatious responses with twirling handkerchiefs as dancers facing each other circle around freely.
13- KARSILAMAS- The ZORBA dance combined by the slow, medium and fast HASAPIKA dances.
14- SYRTAKI- Syrtaki the dance with ZORBA dance variations into an exciting frenzy
15- SYRTAKI- Syrtaki the dance with ZORBA dance variations into an exciting frenzy. 

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