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About "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis"

The blog "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis" started in 2010. The not-for-profit activities of the initiator were and are to collect, create and publish information about the MUSIC of the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis via YouTube, Google+, Twitter, and this blog. Sources for this information are utterly strictly related with Mikis Theodorakis' Music only. The icon is a bouzouki. It is Greece's national symbol for freedom. During the Regime of the Colonels (Military Junta, 1967-1974) the bouzouki was forbidden. Mikis Theodorakis used this authentic Greek instrument in almost all his compositions, and Greeks were listening to Theodorakis's music in the underground scene, during the Military Junta time.

Maria Farantouri sings Mikis Theodorakis

Translation of the article ~Η Μαρία Φαραντούρη ερμηνεύει Μίκη Θεοδωράκη στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής!~ in Musicity on February 23, 2018 Reason for me to translate this article is the first performance in public, ever, of Andalusia, also written as Andalucia, an arrangement/transcription … Continue reading

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The spirit of freedom

Updated: 23 February 2018 . Introduction Last week I opened an Instagram account to post photos related with the Music of Mikis Theodorakis. On the moment I am working at a serial of photos with poets, who inspired Mikis Theodorakis … Continue reading

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Arja Saijonmaa, part three

There are in total three posts about Arja Saijonmaa/Mikis Theodorakis and these are all three interrelated. Arja Saijonmaa’s influencer: Mikis Theodorakis Theodorakis’ Songs Singers Arja Saijonmaa, part three ~ In a serial of two former posts the puzzle Arja Saijonmaa … Continue reading

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Theodorakis’ Songs Singers

Many, mostly Greek, song singers have interpreted Mikis Theodorakis’ songs. Probably all of them. To name them all would make the list too long. Therefore some of them: remarkable, unique, excellent, highly talented interpreters and what makes me compare them … Continue reading

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Arja Saijonmaa’s influencer: Mikis Theodorakis

Arja Saijonmaa (born 1 December 1944) is a Finnish singer, political activist and occasional actress. A lot about her career has been written in several Wikipedia languages, but hardly anywhere one can find information about herself: is she married? Does … Continue reading

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