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Greek Folk: Bouzouki & Tsampouna - Digital Printed Square Silk Scarf

Greek Folk: Bouzouki & Tsampouna - Digital Printed Square Silk Scarf

€80.00 EUR


The Greek folk music is rich and vibrant with a special connection within the landscape and its people, influenced by its location, at the junction between the East and the West.

The tsampouna; τσαμπούνα is a Greek musical instrunment widespread in the aegean islands.  It is a double-chantered bagpipe, with no drone and is inflated by blowing by mouth into a goatskin bag. In recent years, it has become increasingly common for the tsampouna to be played in Ikaria island, where the most iconic folklore summer festivals take place. While on the 17th of July, it is been celebrated the Revival of Tsampouna in Naoussa, Paros island.

The klarino;clarinet is among the most popular woodwind instruments in Greece. It arrived in the 1830s and it has been greatly involved in traditional and western-style music. As part of Greek traditional music, the klarino flourished in mainland Greece, and became the most prominent folk instrument in music of Epirus, with its own distinctive sound in epirotica mirologia;lament songs.

The bouzouki; μπουζούκι is a plucked musical instrument of the lute family, called the tambouras family. The tambouras has existed in ancient Greece as pandoura, and can be found in various sizes, shapes, depths of body, lengths of neck and number of strings. The bouzouki and the baglamas (smallest version of bouzouki) are the direct descendants.

At the end of the 1950s, four-course (tetrachordo) bouzouki started to gain popularity. The four-course bouzouki was made popular by Manolis Chiotis*, who helped elevate the bouzouki into a truly popular instrument capable of a wide range of musical expression, and the important element of Rebetiko and modern Laiko greek music.

* Manolis Chiotis was a Greek rebetiko and laiko composer, singer, and bouzouki player. He is considered one of the greatest bouzouki soloists of all time. He mastered the four-course bouzouki (tetrachordo) and introduced the guitar-like tuning, which made it easier for guitarists to play bouzouki.

**Short Story about Chiotis and bouzouki music. In the summer of 1961, Chiotis played for Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas,  Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly. Callas told Chiotis that she had been translating the lyrics of his songs to Princess Grace all night long and the American actress loved them. She asked Chiotis what is the difference between a bouzouki and an electric guitar and Chiotis’ answer was ; “Mrs. Callas, please explain to Princess Grace that the strings of an electric guitar vibrate due to electricity, while the strings of a bouzouki vibrate through the heart.”

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A contemporary design presenting the heart of this greek folk paradosi; the tsampouna, klarino and the bouzouki.

  • 100% silk.
  • Hand finished edges.
  • Hand wash cold, line dry.
  • Designed by M.D.
  • Made in Greece.

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