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Domna Samiou
« on: March 11, 2012, 02:32:46 PM »
Okay! Here's one for our native Greek speakers to fill in the gaps! I know that some of you have been er ... rebellious in your time so this should be right up your street!

I called into the kafeneio this morning and in discussion, Philipos asked me if I had heard of Domna Samiou who had just died, possibly today.

Apparently, she is a well known researcher of old Greek folk songs which are, in the main ... er ... vulgar! Some of these songs are apparently very popular around carnival time. There are lots of samples on YouTube. Here's a sample and here's another .

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Re: Domna Samiou
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 02:26:55 PM »
Yes,  sadly passed away on Saturday; details below from today's Athens News;

DEATH OF SINGER singer Domna Samiou, one of the most important vocalists of the country's traditional music scene, died in an Athens hospital on Saturday at the age of 83. After starting her career at state radio EIR, in 1971 she began collaborating with singer-songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos, interpreting traditional songs before young audiences which served to bring about a great shift in the popularity of traditional music among the youth. For the space of roughly 40 years, she continued to perform in concerts both in Greece and abroad and in 1994 she started offering lessons in traditional singing for adults.


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