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Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.
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The Acritic songs ("frontiersmen songs") are the heroic or epic poetry that emerged in the Byzantine Empire probably around the 9th century.
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Active Member is a Greek hip-hop/low bap group, founded in 1992 by Michalis Mitakidis (a.k.a. B.D.Foxmoor),Nikitas Klint (a.k.a. X-Ray) and Dimitris Kritikos (a.k.a. DJ MCD).
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Adiexodo (Αδιέξοδο; Greek for "Dead End") was a Greek punk band from Athens formed in 1983 by Dimitris Spyropoulos, Sotiris Theocharis, Stathis Papandreou, and Mimis Alimprantis.
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The Aegean Islands (Νησιά Αιγαίου, transliterated: Nisiá Aigaíou; Ege Adaları) are the group of islands in the Aegean Sea, with mainland Greece to the west and north and Turkey to the east; the island of Crete delimits the sea to the south, those of Rhodes, Karpathos and Kasos to the southeast.
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Afroditi Laoutari (Αφροδίτη Λαουτάρη, 1893–1975) was a famous Greek singer and actor at the musical theatre.
Agathonas Iakovidis (Αγάθωνας Ιακωβίδης) is a Greek folk singer of rebetiko style.
The Akritai (ἀκρίται, singular: Akritēs, ἀκρίτης) is a term used in the Byzantine Empire in the 9th-11th centuries to denote the army units guarding the Empire's eastern border, facing the Muslim states of the Middle East.
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Alekos Sakellarios (Αλέκος Σακελλάριος, 7 November 1913 in Athens – 28 August 1991 in Athens) was a Greek writer and a director.
Alexandria (or; اسكندرية, in Egyptian Arabic) is the second largest city and a major economic centre in Egypt, extending about along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country.
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Alexia Vassiliou (born 5 February 1964), better known as Alexia, is a Cypriot singer, vocalist, musician, performer, composer, lyricist, and activist, associated with voice improvisation.
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Alkinoos Ioannidis (Αλκίνοος Ιωαννίδης; born September 19, 1969) is a Greek-Cypriot composer, lyricist, singer, and orchestrator.
Alkistis Protopsalti (Άλκηστις Πρωτοψάλτη), born as Alkistis Sevasti Attikuzel (Άλκηστις Σεβαστή Αττικιουζέλ), is a Greek singer, who is currently serving as the Alternate Minister of Tourism in the Caretaker Cabinet of Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou.
Anatolia (from Greek Ἀνατολή, Anatolḗ — "east" or "(sun)rise"; in modern), in geography known as Asia Minor (from Mīkrá Asía — "small Asia"), Asian Turkey, Anatolian peninsula, or Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of the Republic of Turkey.
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Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (circa 600 AD).
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Anna Vissi (Άννα Βίσση; born 20 December 1957), also known as Anna Vishy, is a Greek recording artist and actress.
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Annie Bélis is a French archaeologist, philologist, papyrologist and musician.
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Antioch on the Orontes was an ancient Greek - Roman city on the eastern side of the Orontes River.
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Aphrodite's Child was a Greek progressive rock band formed in 1967, by Vangelis Papathanassiou (keyboards), Demis Roussos (bass guitar and vocals), Loukas Sideras (drums and vocals), and Silver Koulouris (guitar).
Arabic maqam (مقام / ALA-LC: maqām; pl. maqāmāt) is the system of melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music, which is mainly melodic.
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Aris Maliagros (Άρης Μαλιαγρός; also Aris Malliagros; 17 August 1895, Argostoli, Kefalonia – 18 December 1984) was a Greek actor who played several aristocratic roles.
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Arleta (Greek: Αρλέτα; born May 3, 1945) is a Greek musician, author and book illustrator.
Art music—also known as formal music, serious music, erudite music, or legitimate music (sometimes shortened to legit music) —is an umbrella term used to refer to musical traditions implying advanced structural and theoretical considerationsJacques Siron, "Musique Savante (Serious music)", Dictionnaire des mots de la musique (Paris: Outre Mesure): 242.
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Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the 1960s with influences from art (avant-garde and classical) music.
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An art song is a vocal music composition, usually written for one voice with piano accompaniment, and usually in the classical, art music tradition.
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Artemis Gounaki (Greek Άρτεμις Γουνάκη; born April 7, 1967 in Munich) is a Greek-German singer, vocal coach, songwriter, composer, and arranger.
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Arvanites (Αρβανίτες, Arvanitika: Arbëreshë or Αρbε̰ρεσ̈ε̰) are a population group in Greece who traditionally speak Arvanitika, a dialect of the Albanian language.
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Astarte (Ἀστάρτη, Astártē) is the Hellenized form of the Middle Eastern goddess Ishtar, worshipped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity.
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Athens (Αθήνα, Athína,; Ἀθῆναι, Athēnai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
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Attik (real name Kleon Triantafyllou; 19 March 1885 – 29 August 1944) was a significant Greek composer of the early 20th century..
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An aulos (αὐλός, plural αὐλοί, auloi) or tibia (Latin) was an ancient Greek wind instrument, depicted often in art and also attested by archaeology.
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The occupation of Greece by the Axis Powers (Η Κατοχή, I Katochi, meaning "The Occupation") began in April 1941 after Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany invaded Greece, and lasted until Germany and its satellite Bulgaria withdrew from mainland Greece in October 1944.
Haralambos (Babis) Tsertos (Greek: Μπάμπης Τσέρτος; born October 27, 1956) is the brother of the singer Nadia Karagianni.
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The baglamas (μπαγλαμάς) or baglamadaki (μπαγλαμαδάκι), a long necked bowl-lute, is a plucked string instrument used in Greek music; it is a version of the bouzouki pitched an octave higher (nominally D-A-D), with unison pairs on the four highest strings and an octave pair on the lower D. Musically, the baglamas is most often found supporting the bouzouki in the Piraeus city style of rebetiko.
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Bagpipes are a class of musical instrument, aerophones, using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.
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The Ballos Sirtos (Μπάλος) (from the Italian ballo via Latin "ballo" which derives from the Greek verb "βαλλίζω" ballizo, "to dance, to jump"), is one of the best known Greek folk island dances in Greece.
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Black metal is an extreme subgenre and subculture of heavy metal music.
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Ble is a pop-rock band from Greece that was formed in 1996, by George Papapostolou (guitar, sax, vocals, music) and George Parodis (lyrics).
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Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term sometimes used for rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists.
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Blues rock is a musical genre combining elements of blues and rock.
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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer.
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Bolero is a genre of slow-tempo Latin music and its associated dance.
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The bouzouki (also buzuki) (Greek: μπουζούκι; plural: μπουζούκια) is a Greek musical instrument that was brought to Greece in the 1900s by Greek immigrants from Asia Minor, and quickly became the central instrument to the rebetika genre and its music branches.
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The Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire, was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern part of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
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The Byzantine lyra or lira (λύρα) was a medieval bowed string musical instrument in the Byzantine Empire.
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Byzantine music (Βυζαντινή μουσική), in a narrow sense, is the music of the Byzantine Empire.
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Café chantant (French: lit. “Singing café”) is a type of musical establishment associated with the belle époque in France.
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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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A chanson ("song", from Latin cantio, gen. cantionis) is in general any lyric-driven French song, usually polyphonic and secular.
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Chaostar is a classical, opera and vocal orchestra from Greece started in 1998, composed of Christos Antoniou, Spiros Antoniou, Sotiris Vayenas, Nathalie Rassoulis, and Sapfo Stavridou.
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Christos Dantis (Χρήστος Δάντης; born Christos Vlahakis, 26 September 1966), is a Greek multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter, lyricist, and record producer best known for his hits such as "To Palio Mou Palto" and "Ena Tragoudi Akoma" and later for composing and co-writing the song "My Number One" for Elena Paparizou, winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 for Greece.
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Church music is music written for performance in church, or any musical setting of ecclesiastical liturgy, or music set to words expressing propositions of a sacred nature, such as a hymn.
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The cithara or kithara (κιθάρα, kithāra, cithara) was an ancient Greek musical instrument in the lyre or lyra family.
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The clarinet is a family of woodwind instruments that have a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an approximately cylindrical bore, and a flaring bell.
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Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
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Comedy rock is rock music mixed with comedy, often satire and parody.
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Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις Konstantinoúpolis or Κωνσταντινούπολη Konstantinoúpoli; Constantinopolis; قسطنطینية, Kostantiniyye; Цариград; modern Istanbul) was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine (330–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin (1204–1261), and the Ottoman (1453–1924) empires.
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The Cretan lyra (Κρητική λύρα) is a Greek pear-shaped, three-stringed bowed musical instrument, central to the traditional music of Crete and other islands in the Dodecanese and the Aegean Archipelago, in Greece.
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Cretan School describes an important school of icon painting, also known as Post-Byzantine art, which flourished while Crete was under Venetian rule during the late Middle Ages, reaching its climax after the Fall of Constantinople, becoming the central force in Greek painting during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
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Crete (Κρήτη,; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica.
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The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years, beginning in Mycenaean Greece, continuing most notably into Classical Greece, through the influence of the Roman Empire and its successor the Byzantine Empire.
Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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Daemonia Nymphe (Δαιμόνια Νύμφη) is a Greek music band established in 1994 by Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou.
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Danai Stratigopoulou (Modern Greek: Δανάη Στρατηγοπούλου) (born February 8, 1913 - died January 18, 2009) was a Greek singer, writer, and university academic.
Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that originated in the early 1980s.
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Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
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Artemios "Demis" Ventouris-Roussos (Αρτέμιος "Ντέμης" Βεντούρης-Ρούσσος, 15 June 1946 – 25 January 2015) was a Greek singer and performer who had international hit records as a solo performer in the 1970s after having been a member of Aphrodite's Child, a progressive rock group that also included Vangelis.
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Dimitra Papadea (Greek: Δήμητρα Παπαδέα), also known as Demy, is a Greek singer who is signed with Greek independent label Panik Records.
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Despina Vandi (Greek: Δέσποινα Βανδή), born as Despina Malea (Greek: Δέσποινα Μαλέα) on 22 July 1969, is a Greek singer of Pontic Greek ancestry.
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Deus Ex Machina is a popular Greek hardcore punk band from Athens formed in 1989 by Dimitris Spyropoulos and Dimitris Manthos, with Spyropoulos and Yiannis Venardis (the group's drummer) having already been early Greek Punk scene's 'veterans' (they were members of Adiexodo).
Diafana Krina (Greek: Διάφανα Κρίνα, which means in English: Transparent Lilies) was a Greek rock group.
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Dimitri Mitropoulos (Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος) (– 2 November 1960), was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer.
Dimitris Gogos (Δημήτρης Γκόγκος) (February 28, 1903 - November 18, 1985) was one of the most influential singers and composers of rebetiko music.
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Dimitris Poulikakos (Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος; born 21 January 1943) is a Greek actor and rock singer.
Dionysis Savvopoulos (Διονύσης Σαββόπουλος) (born 2 December 1944) is a prominent Greek singer-songwriter.
Dionysius Rodotheatos (Greek: Διονύσιος Ροδοθεάτος, Italian: Dionisio Rodoteato; 1849, Ithaca – 1892, Corfu) was a Greek conductor and composer.
Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa that was most popular in the mid to late 1970s, though it has had brief resurgences.
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Discography is the study and cataloging of published sound recordings, often by specified artists or within identified musical genres.
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Domenica is a popular Greek rock band that was formed in Athens, in 1994.
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Drama is the specific mode of narrative, typically fictional, represented in performance.
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The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.
Eftichia Papagianopoulos (Ευτυχία Παπαγιαννοπούλου), also spelled as Eftihia Papagianopoulou (1893 – 7 January 1972), was a Greek lyricist.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses.
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Electronica is an umbrella term that encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, drum and bass, jungle, and industrial dance, among others.
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Eleftheria Arvanitaki (Greek: Ελευθερία Αρβανιτάκη) (born October 17, 1957 in Piraeus) is a Greek folk singer.
Eleftheria Eleftheriou (Ελευθερία Ελευθερίου;; born 12 May 1989) is a Greek Cypriot singer and actress.
Eleni "Elena" Paparizou (Έλενα Παπαρίζου,, born 31 January 1982), usually referred to abroad as Helena Paparizou, is a Greek-Swedish singer, songwriter and television personality.
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Eleni Karaindrou (Ελένη Καραΐνδρου) (born 1941) is a Greek composer, born in the village of Teichio in Phocis, Central Greece, on November 25, 1941.
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Eleni Papadaki (Greek: Ελένη Παπαδάκη; 1903–1944) was a celebrated Greek stage actress who was murdered at the end of World War II, accused of having collaborated with the Nazi occupation force.
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Elpida Karayiannopoulou (Ελπίδα Καραγιαννοπούλου, born October 1, 1950), is a Greek singer who was one of the most successful singers in Greece and the Greek diaspora in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Emilios Riadis (original name Khu; Αιμίλιος Χου or Ριάδης; 13 May 1885 – 17 July 1935) was a Greek composer.
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Endelekhia (Ενδελέχεια) is a rock band consisting of Dimitris Mitsotakis (lyrics, drums, vocals), Dimitris Leontopoulos (vocals, acoustic guitar), Antonis Dimitriou (electric guitars, vocals), Andreas Vaitoudis (keyboards, samples) and Yorgos Koulouris (bass).
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English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
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Ephesus (Ἔφεσος Ephesos; Efes; ultimately from Hittite Apasa) was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometres southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey.
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Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th annual Eurovision Song Contest.
Evridiki Theokleous (Ευρυδίκη Θεοκλέους; born 25 February 1968), known professionally as simply Evridiki, is a Cypriot rock, pop, and electropop singer.
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The Fall of Constantinople (Άλωση της Κωνσταντινούπολης, Alōsē tēs Kōnstantinoupolēs; İstanbul'un Fethi Conquest of Istanbul) was the capture of the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire by an invading army of the Ottoman Empire on Tuesday, 29 May 1453.
FF.C (FortiFied Concept) were a Greek Hip-Hop band founded in 1987.
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Fiddle is another name for the bowed string musical instrument more often called a violin.
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Filippos Pliatsikas (Greek: Φίλιππος Πλιάτσικας) was the main composer, lyricist, and lead singer of the Entekhno rock group Pyx Lax (Πυξ Λαξ) and is now a solo artist.
The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, i.e., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution; and actors, film directors and other film crew personnel.
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Firewind is a Greek power metal band.
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Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.
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Fotis Polymeris (Patras, 20 February 1920 - Athens, 28 May 2013), born as Fotis Palymeris, was a Greek guitarist, singer and composer.
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The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor.
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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.
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Frank Vincent ZappaUntil discovering his birth certificate as an adult, Zappa believed he had been christened "Francis", and he is credited as Francis on some of his early albums.
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Genia Tou Chaous (Γενιά Του Χάους, "Generation Of Chaos"), was a Greek punk band of the 1980s.
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Genre (or; from French genre, "kind" or "sort", from Latin genus (stem gener-), Greek γένος, génos) is any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria.
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Georgios "George" Dalaras (Γιώργος Νταλάρας) (29 September 1949), is a Greek singer.
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George Perris (Greek: Γιώργος Περρής) (born in Athens, Greece, August 24, 1983) is an international pop singer with classical training of Greek and French origin.
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In the philosophy, art, and culture of German-speaking countries, German Romanticism was the dominant movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Giannis Haroulis (Γιάννης Χαρούλης; born January 13, 1981) is a Cretan singer, songwriter and lute player.
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Giannis Kalatzis (Γιάννης Καλατζής, born 29 April 1943) is a Greek singer who was especially popular in Greece in the late 1960s and the first half of the 1970s.
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Giannis Papaioannou (Γιάννης Παπαϊωάννου; January 18, 1913 – August 3, 1972) was a famous Greek musician and composer born in Kios, Ottoman Empire (now Gemlik, Turkey).
Giannis Poulopoulos (Greek: Γιάννης Πουλόπουλος, a.k.a. John Poulopoulos; born 1941 in Mani, Greece) is a Greek singer-songwriter who had many prominent hits in the Greek music world during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Ioannes "Giannis" Spanos (Greek: Ιωάννης (Γιάννης) Σπανός) is a Greek music composer and lyricist.
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Gioconda's Smile (Το Χαμόγελο της Τζοκόντας) is one of the most famous albums by Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis.
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Giorgos Muzakis (Γιώργος Μουζάκης, Athens, 15 August 1922 – 27 August 2005) was a prominent Greek composer and musician of light popular music.
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Giorgos or George Seferis (Γιώργος Σεφέρης), the pen name of Georgios Seferiades (Γεώργιος Σεφεριάδης; – September 20, 1971), was a Greek poet-diplomat.
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Giorgos (George) Theofanous (born in Larnaca, Cyprus on 9 January 1968) is a Greek-Cypriot composer and producer.
Giorgos Zampetas (Pronounced 'Zabetas', Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας, sometimes romanized as George Zambetas / George Zabetas / Giorgos Zabetas; 25 January 1925 in Athens – 10 March 1992 in Athens) was a well-known bouzouki musician.
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Giorgos Zographos (Greek: Γεώργιος (Γιώργος) Ζωγράφος,; born 4 August 1936 - body discovered 12 August 2005) was a Greek musician and actor.
A girl group is a music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together.
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Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, which was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter.
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Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a musical subgenre of post-punk and alternative rock that formed during the late 1970s.
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The Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922, known as the Western Front (Batı Cephesi) of the Turkish War of Independence in Turkey and the Asia Minor Campaign (Μικρασιατική Εκστρατεία) or the Asia Minor Catastrophe (Μικρασιατική Καταστροφή) in Greece, was fought between Greece and the Turkish National Movement during the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire after World War I between May 1919 and October 1922.
Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.
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Greece has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 36 times since its debut in, missing six contests in that time (1975, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1999 and 2000).
Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine.
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Greek Cypriots (Ελληνοκύπριοι; Kıbrıslı Rumlar) are the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus, forming the island's largest ethnolinguistic community at 78 % of the population.
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Greek dance (horos) is a very old tradition, being referred to by authors such as Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch and Lucian.
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The Greek diaspora or Hellenic diaspora, also known as Omogenia (Ομογένεια) refers to the communities of Greek people living outside the traditional Greek homelands, but more commonly in other parts of the Balkans, in southern Russia and Ukraine, Asia Minor, the region of Pontus (Pontic Greeks), as well as Eastern Anatolia and neighbouring Georgia and the South Caucasus (see Caucasus Greeks, Greeks in Russia, and Greeks in Georgia).
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Greek folk music includes a variety of Greek styles played by ethnic Greeks in Greece, Cyprus, Australia, the United States and elsewhere.
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Greek Hip Hop (Ελληνικό χιπ χοπ), is the chief genre of rap music in Greece.
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Greek or Hellenic (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, parts of northern and Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus.
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The Greek military junta of 1967–74, commonly known as the Regime of the Colonels (καθεστώς των Συνταγματαρχών), or in Greece simply The Junta (or; Χούντα), The Dictatorship (Η Δικτατορία) and The Seven Years (Η Επταετία), was a series of right-wing military juntas that ruled Greece following the 1967 Greek coup d'état led by a group of colonels on 21 April 1967.
The Greek New Wave (Greek: Νέο Κύμα) was a movement in Greek music that started in the mid-1960s and lasted about a decade.
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The Greek punk (Ελληνική πάνκ) scene was small but powerful in the Greek capital, Athens, in the 1980s.
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Rock and roll spread around the world in the 1950s and 60s, entering Greece in the middle of the 60s.
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The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution (Ελληνική Επανάσταση, Elliniki Epanastasi; Ottoman: يونان عصياني Yunan İsyanı Greek Uprising), was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1832 against the Ottoman Empire.
The Greeks or Hellenes (Έλληνες) are an ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Anatolia, Southern Italy, and other regions. They also form a significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world. Greek colonies and communities have been historically established on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, but the Greek people have always been centered around the Aegean and Ionian seas, where the Greek language has been spoken since the Bronze Age. Until the early 20th century, Greeks were distributed between the Greek peninsula, the western coast of Asia Minor, the Black Sea coast, Cappadocia in central Anatolia, Egypt, the Balkans, Cyprus, and Constantinople. Many of these regions coincided to a large extent with the borders of the Byzantine Empire of the late 11th century and the Eastern Mediterranean areas of ancient Greek colonization. The cultural centers of the Greeks have included Athens, Thessalonica, Alexandria, Smyrna, and Constantinople at various periods. Most ethnic Greeks live nowadays within the borders of the modern Greek state and Cyprus. The Greek genocide and population exchange between Greece and Turkey nearly ended the three millennia-old Greek presence in Asia Minor. Other longstanding Greek populations can be found from southern Italy to the Caucasus and southern Russia and Ukraine and in the Greek diaspora communities in a number of other countries. Today, most Greeks are officially registered as members of the Greek Orthodox Church.CIA World Factbook on Greece: Greek Orthodox 98%, Greek Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%. Greeks have greatly influenced and contributed to culture, arts, exploration, literature, philosophy, politics, architecture, music, mathematics, science and technology, business, cuisine, and sports, both historically and contemporarily.
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Grigoris Bithikotsis (Greek Γρηγόρης Μπιθικώτσης; December 11, 1922 - April 7, 2005) was a popular Greek folk singer/songwriter with a career spanning five decades.
Haris Alexiou (Χάρις Αλεξίου; born 27 December 1950 in Thebes, Greece as Hariklia Roupaka, Χαρίκλεια Ρουπάκα) is a Greek singer.
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In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.
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The harp is a stringed musical instrument which has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard, which are plucked with the fingers.
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The hasapiko (χασάπικο,, meaning “the butcher's ” from kasap “butcher”) is a Greek folk dance from Constantinople.
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Hashish, or hash, is a cannabis product composed of compressed or purified preparations of stalked resin glands, called trichomes.
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Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Hellenic Conservatory (Ελληνικό Ωδείο) was founded in Athens in 1919 by the composer Manolis Kalomiris.
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship.
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Hi-5 was a Greek pop girl band consisting of female vocalists Marlen Angelidou, Irini Psichrami, Frosso Papacharalambous, Shaya and Nancy Stergiopoulou, who were the winners of the Greek version of the popular talent show Popstars.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
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The history of Greece encompasses the history of the territory of the modern state of Greece, as well as that of the Greek people and the areas they ruled historically.
The earliest synagogal music was based on the same system as that used in the Temple in Jerusalem.
A hookah (Persian: قلیان; Hindustani: हुक़्क़ा (Devanagari) حقّہ (Nastaleeq),, Hukić—also known as a waterpipe, narghile, arghila, qalyān, shisha, or by other names) is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco called shisha in which the vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin—often glass-based—before inhalation.
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I Knew Them is a band that originates from Thessaloniki, Greece.
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Iakovos Kambanelis (or Kampanellis) (Greek: Ιάκωβος Καμπανέλλης; December 2, 1921 – March 29, 2011) was a Greek poet, playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and novelist.
Abu'l-Qasim Ubaydallah ibn Abdallah ibn Khordadbeh (ابوالقاسم عبیدالله ابن خردادبه) (c. 820 – 912 CE), better known as Ibn Khordadbeh, was the author of the earliest surviving Arabic book of administrative geography.
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Icaria, also spelled Ikaria (Ικαρία), is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of Samos.
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Ikariotikos is a traditional dance and accompanying song originating in Ikaria (Ικαρία) a Greek island in the North Eastern Aegean Sea.
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Imiskoumbria (Greek: Ημισκούμπρια), also known as Imiz, is a comedy hip hop group from Athens, Greece.
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Improvisation is the process of devising a solution to a requirement by making-do, despite absence of resources that might be expected to produce a solution.
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Inactive Messiah is a Greek melodic death metal band, founded in Athens.
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Incidental music is music in a play, television program, radio program, video game, film, or some other presentation form that is not primarily musical.
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Indie pop is a genre of alternative rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s, with its roots in Scottish post-punk bands on the Postcard Records label in the early 1980s (Josef K and Orange Juice) and the dominant UK independent band of the mid-1980s, the Smiths.
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Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
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An instrument amplifier is an electronic amplifier that converts the often barely audible or purely electronic signal from musical instruments such as an electric guitar, an electric bass, or an electric keyboard into an electronic signal capable of driving a loudspeaker that can be heard by the performers and audience.
An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocal input; the music is primarily or exclusively produced by musical instruments.
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International mostly means something (a company, language, or organization) involving more than a single country.
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Inveracity is a Greek death metal band originating from Athens, formed by drummer Vagelis and guitarist Antonis, and has released two full-length albums, Circle of Perversion and Extermination of Millions.
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Ioannis Metaxas (Ιωάννης Μεταξάς; 12 April 1871 – 29 January 1941) was a Greek general and dictator, serving as Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 until his death in 1941.
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The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: Ιόνια νησιά, Ionia nisia; Ancient Greek, Katharevousa: Ἰόνιοι Νῆσοι, Ionioi Nēsoi; Isole Ionie) are a group of islands in Greece.
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The term Ionian (or Heptanese) School of Music (Greek: Επτανησιακή Σχολή, literally: Seven Islands' School) denotes the musical production of a group of Heptanesian composers, whose heyday was from the early 19th century till approximately the 1950s.
Italian opera is both the art of opera in Italy and opera in the Italian language.
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The expression Italian popular music refers to the musical output which is not usually considered academic or classical Music but rather have its roots in the popular traditions, and it may be defined in two ways: it can either be defined in terms of the current geographical location of the Italian Republic with the exceptions of the Germanic South Tyrol and the eastern portion of Friuli Venezia Giulia; alternatively it can be defined as the music produced by all those people who consider themselves as Italians and openly or implicitly refer to this belief.
Ivi Adamou (Ήβη Αδάμου,; born 24 November 1993) is a Greek Cypriot singer.
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Kalamatianó (καλαματιανό) is a type of Greek folk music associated with a dance sharing its name.
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The Kalamatianós (Καλαματιανός) is one of the best known dances of Greece.
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Kalomira Sarantis (Greek: Καλομοίρα Σαράντη; born Maria Kalomira Sarantis, January 31, 1985), is a Greek American singer who has achieved recognition in Greece and Cyprus following her participation and win in the Greek talent show Fame Story.
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Katerina Stikoudi (Κατερίνα Στικούδη) (born 1985) is a Greek former model, singer and occasional television presenter who won the 2005 title "Miss Hellas" (Miss Ελλάς) at the Miss Star Hellas pageant and had the chance to represent Greece at the Miss World pageant.
Haris and Panos Katsimihas (Greek: Χάρης/Πάνος Κατσιμίχας), also known as the Katsimihas brothers (Αδελφοί Κατσιμίχα; Κατσιμίχα is the genitive case of Κατσιμίχας) or Katsimiheoi (Κατσιμιχαίοι) (born in Athens, October 1952), are two Greek singer songwriters, who for the greatest part of their music career, performed as a duet.
Aikaterine "Keti" Chomata (Greek: Αικατερίνη (Καίτη) Χωματά,; October 24, 1946 - October 24, 2010) was a Greek musician and actor.
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Klephts (Greek: κλέφτης, pl. κλέφτες - kleftis, kleftes, which means "thief" - and perhaps originally meant just "brigand": "Other Greeks, taking to the mountains, became unofficial, self-appointed armatoles and were known as klephts (from the Greek kleptes, "brigand").") were highwaymen turned self-appointed armatoloi, anti-Ottoman insurgents, and warlike mountain-folk who lived in the countryside when Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire.
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Konstantinos Argyros (Κωνσταντίνος Αργυρός is a Greek singer, born 21 May 1986, in Athens.
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Konstantinos (Kostas) Bigalis (born 15 March 1953) is a popular singer and musician who is known for representing Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions: as a singer and composer in 1994 and as a composer in 1996.
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Yannis Costantinidis (Γιάννης Κωνσταντινίδης), also known by the penname Kostas Giannidis (Κώστας Γιαννίδης) (21 August 1903 – 17 January 1984) was a Greek composer, pianist and conductor.
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Kostas Hatzis (Κώστας Χατζής) (born August 13, 1936) is a Romani singer-songwriter and musician.
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Kostas Kapnisis (Κώστας Καπνίσης; 1920–2007) was a Greek composer.
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Konstantinos "Kostas" Martakis (Κώστας Μαρτάκης; born 25 May 1984) ERT.
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Kostas Mountakis (a.k.a. Μουντόκωστας) (10 February 1926, Alfa in Mylopotamos, Crete – 31 January 1991) was a Greek musician who popularized the traditional music of the island of Crete, primarily with the lyra, the bowed string instrument of Crete and most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine lyra.
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Kostas Tournas (Κώστας Τουρνάς) (born 23 September 1949, Tripoli, Greece) is one of the pioneers of modern Greek rock.
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Kostis Palamas (Κωστής Παλαμάς; – 27 February 1943) was a Greek poet who wrote the words to the Olympic Hymn.
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Laïkó (λαϊκό τραγούδι,, "song of the people"; "popular song", pl: laïká), is a Greek music genre composed in Greek language in accordance with the tradition of the Greek people.
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The laouto (λαούτο) is a long-neck fretted instrument of the lute family, found in Greece and Cyprus, and similar in appearance to the oud.
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Latin jazz is a genre of jazz with Latin American rhythms.
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Lavrentis Machairitsas (Λαυρέντης Μαχαιρίτσας, born 5 November 1956) is a Greek rock musician from Volos, Thessaly, Greece.
Lefteris (Eleftherios) Papadopoulos (Λευτέρης Παπαδόπουλος) is a Greek lyricist, writer and journalist.
The Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress in the United States.
Evangelia (Lina) Nikolakopoulou (Λίνα Νικολακοπούλου) is widely recognised as one of the foremost lyricists in Greece.
Liner notes (also sleeve notes or album notes) are the writings found on the sleeves of LP record albums and in booklets which come inserted into the Compact Disc jewel case or the equivalent packaging for vinyl records and cassettes.
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This is a list of composers from Greece: Greek Composers.
This is a list of Greek singers and groups.
Locomondo is ska-reggae band from Greece.
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Loudovikos ton Anogeion (Λουδοβίκος των Ανωγείων) is the performing name of George Dramountanis, a contemporary Greek musician and composer from Crete.
Low Bap is a subgenre of the Greek hip hop music scene, that emerged in the mid-1990s as the sound of the prominent Greek hip hop group Active Member.
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Lute can refer generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a plane parallel to the sound table (in the Hornbostel–Sachs system), more specifically to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes.
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The lyre (λύρα, lýra) is a string instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later periods.
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Mando (Greek: Μαντώ), born Adamantia Stamatopoulou (Greek: Αδαμαντία Σταματοπούλου), is a popular Greek singer.
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A mandolin (mandolino; literally "small mandola") is a musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".
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Manolis Chiotis (Greek: Μανώλης Χιώτης; March 21, 1920, Thessaloniki – March 21, 1970, Athens) was a Greek rebetiko and laiko composer, singer, and bouzouki player.
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Manolis Kalomiris (Μανώλης Καλομοίρης; December 14, 1883, Smyrna – April 3, 1962, Athens), was a Greek classical composer.
Manos Hatzidakis (also spelled Hadjidakis; Μάνος Χατζιδάκις; October 23, 1925 – June 15, 1994) was a Greek composer and theorist of Greek music.
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Manos Loïzos (Μάνος Λοΐζος, also transliterated as Loizos and Loisos) was considered to be one of the most important Greek Cypriot music composers of the 20th century.
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Maria Dimitriadi (Μαρία Δημητριάδη) (1950 – January 6, 2009), was a Greek singer.
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Maria Farantouri (sometimes spelt Maria Farandouri) (Μαρία Φαραντούρη), (born 28 November 1947 in Athens), is a Greek singer and also a political and cultural activist.
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Marianna Efstratiou (Μαριάννα Ευστρατίου) (born 17 April 1955 in Athens) is a Greek singer, connected on several occasions with the Eurovision Song Contest.
Marika Krevata (Greek: Μαρίκα Κρεβατά; 1910 – September 14, 1994) was a Greek actress of theatre and film.
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Marika Nezer (Μαρίκα Νέζερ; 1906 – July 18, 1989) was a Greek actress.
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Marika Ninou (Μαρίκα Νίνου) (1918 – 23 February 1957), was an Armenian-Greek rebetiko singer, born Evangelia Atamian (Ευαγγελία Αταμιάν).
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Marika Papagika (née Katsoris; September 1, 1890 – August 2, 1943) was a popular Greek singer in the early 20th century and one of the first Greek women singers to be heard on sound recordings.
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Marinella (Μαρινέλλα) (born May 20, 1938) is one of the most popular Greek singers whose career has spanned several decades.
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Mariza Koch (Μαρίζα Κωχ; born March 14, 1944) is a Greek folk music singer who has recorded many albums since starting her career in 1971.
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Márkos Vamvakáris (Μάρκος Βαμβακάρης; born 10 May 1905 in Ano Syros, or Ánō Khōra, on Syros Island; died 8 February 1972 in Athens, Greece), was a rebetiko musician.
Marsheaux is a Greek synthpop duo formed in Athens in 2003.
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A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.
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Michalis Hatzigiannis (Greek: Μιχάλης Χατζηγιάννης; born 5 November 1978 in Nicosia, Cyprus) is a popular Greek Cypriot recording artist.
Mihalis Rakintzis (Greek: Μιχάλης Ρακιντζής) is a male Greek singer.
Michalis Souyioul (born Souyioultzoglou) (Μιχάλης Σουγιούλ, 1906–1958) was a significant Greek composer in the early and middle 20th century.
Michalis Kyriakou, known by his stage-name Michalis Violaris (Μιχάλης Βιολάρης) (born 9 January 1944 Agia Varvara, Nicosia Cyprus), is a popular singer and composer of modern Greek and Cypriot music.
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Michael "Mikis" Theodorakis (Μιχαήλ (Μίκης) Θεοδωράκης; born 29 July 1925) is a Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs.
Mikro is a Greek band based in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Mimis Plessas (Μίμης Πλέσσας; born October 12, 1924) is a Greek composer born in Athens.
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Mimis Traiforos (Μίμης Τραϊφόρος; Piraeus, 1913 - Athens, 1998) was a Greek writer and lyricist.
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In the theory of Western music, mode (from Latin modus, "measure, standard, manner, way, size, limit of quantity, method") (OED) generally refers to a type of scale, coupled with a set of characteristic melodic behaviours.
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Monika Christodoulou (Greek: Μόνικα born May 26, 1985 in Athens, Greece) also known by her stage name Monika, is a Greek singer-songwriter.
In music, monophony is the simplest of textures, consisting of melody without accompanying harmony.
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Mortuus Caelum is a Hellenic black metal band hailing from Athens, Attiki, Greece.
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The music of ancient Greece was almost universally present in society, from marriages and funerals to religious ceremonies, theatre, folk music and the ballad-like reciting of epic poetry.
The music of Cyprus includes a variety of traditional, Western classical and Western popular genres.
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The music of Epirus (Μουσική της Ηπείρου), in the northwest of Greece (present to varying degree in the rest of Greece and the islands) contains folk songs that are mostly pentatonic and polyphonic, sung by both male and female singers.
The music of Macedonia is the music of the Greek geographic region of Macedonia, which is a part of the music of whole region of Macedonia.
The music of the Heptanese is the folk music of the geographic and historical region of the Ionian Islands.
Music of Thrace is the music of Thrace, a region in Southeastern Europe spread over southern Bulgaria (Northern Thrace), northeastern Greece (Western Thrace), and European Turkey (Eastern Thrace).
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Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music.
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Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.
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Naer Mataron is a black metal band from Greece which draws on imagery from Greek mythology.
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Nana Mouskouri (Nάνα Μούσχουρη), born Iōánna Moúschouri (Ιωάννα Μούσχουρη) on October 13, 1934, in Chania, Crete, Greece, is a Greek singer.
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Natalia Doussopoulos (Greek: Ναταλία Δουσσοπούλου), known professionally as Natalia, is a Greek pop singer.
Natalia Germanou (Ναταλία Γερμανού; born in Athens, Greece in June 22, 1965) is a Greek lyricist, television hostess, radio producer, DJ and journalist.
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The Greek National Conservatoire (Εθνικό Ωδείο) was founded in Athens in 1926 by the composer Manolis Kalomiris and a number of other notable artists like Charikleia Kalomoiri, Marika Kotopouli, Dionysios Lavrangas, and Sophia Spanoudi.
Necromantia is a Greek black metal band that was founded in 1989 in Athens, Greece.
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Neoclassical dark wave refers to a subgenre of dark wave music that is characterized by an ethereal atmosphere and angelic female voices but also adds strong influences from classical music.
New wave music is a musical genre of pop/rock created in the late-1970s to mid-1980s with ties to 1970s punk rock.
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Nightfall is a Greek heavy metal band from Athens.
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Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros (or, 26 October 1795 – 12 April 1872) was a Greek composer born in Corfu and the major representative of the so-called Ionian School of music (Επτανησιακή Σχολή).
Nikolas Asimos (Νικόλας Άσιμος; 20 August 1949 – 17 March 1988) was a Greek composer and singer.
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Nikos Gatsos (Νίκος Γκάτσος; 8 December 1911 – 12 May 1992) was a Greek poet, translator and lyricist.
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Nikos Gounaris (Νίκος Γούναρης; 1915 – 5 May 1965 in Zagora, Magnesia) was a Greek tenor who was enormously popular as a "pop" singer in the 1950s.
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Nikos Karvelas (Νίκος Καρβέλας; born September 8, 1951) is a Greek songwriter, producer, and singer.
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Nikos Kavvadias (Νίκος Καββαδίας; January 11, 1910 in Nikolsk-Ussuriysky – February 10, 1975 in Athens) was a Greek poet and writer; who used his travels around the world as a sailor, and life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people outside the boundaries of reality.
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Nikos Mihas (Νίκος Μίχας; born November 20, in Athens, Greece) is a Greek singer-songwriter of the new age of Greek rock stars.
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Nikolaos (Nikos) Papazoglou (in Greek: Νίκος Παπάζογλου; 20 March 1948 – 17 April 2011) was a Thessaloniki-born Greek singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.
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Nikos Xylouris (Νίκος Ξυλούρης; 7 July 1936 – 8 February 1980), nicknamed Psaronikos (Ψαρονίκος), was a Greek composer and singer from the village of Anogeia in Crete and also the older brother of two other great musicians of Cretan music, Antonis Xylouris or Psarantonis (Ψαραντώνης) and Yiannis Xylouris or (Psaroyiannis) (Ψαρογιάννης).
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Nikos Xydakis, (in Greek Νίκος Ξυδάκης) (born 17 March 1952) is a Greek composer, pianist, and singer.
Nisiotika (νησιώτικα) is the name of the songs and dances of Greek islands including a variety of Greek styles, played by ethnic Greeks in Greece, Cyprus, Australia, the United States and elsewhere.
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A nocturne (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus) is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night.
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Odeon Records was a record label founded in 1903 by Max Straus and Heinrich Zuntz of the International Talking Machine Company in Berlin, Germany.
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Odysseas Elytis (Οδυσσέας Ελύτης, pen name of Odysseas Alepoudellis, Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλλης; 2 November 1911 – 18 March 1996) was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world.
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On Thorns I Lay (previously known as Paralysis, then Phlebotomy) is a gothic metal band founded in 1992 in Athens, Greece.
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ONAR (in Greek: ΟΝΑΡ), composed of Lefteris Pliatsikas and Penny Ramadani, is a renowned Greek Pop rock group.
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ONE was a boy band that first appeared in 1999, recognized as both Greece and Cyprus's very first boy band.
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Onirama is a Greek pop rock band that has had a number of hits in Greece.
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An open-air concert is a concert taking place outside a hall in the open air.
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Opera (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (libretto) and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting.
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Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter.
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An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string (violin, viola, cello and double bass), brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.
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Orestis Makris (Ορέστης Μακρής; September 30, 1898 – January 29, 1975) was a Greek actor and tenor.
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In music, the organ (from Greek ὄργανον organon, "organ, instrument, tool") is a keyboard instrument of one or more divisions, each played with its own keyboard, played either with the hands or with the feet.
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The Ottoman Empire (دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye, Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti) which is also known as the Turkish Empire or Turkey, was an empire founded in 1299 by Oghuz Turks under Osman I in northwestern Anatolia.
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The oud (عود, plural: أعواد; ուդ, Syriac: ܥܘܕ, ούτι; עוּד; بربط; ûd; ud or ut; Azeri: ud; cuud or kaban) is a pear-shaped stringed instrument commonly used in Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Persian, Jewish, Byzantine, Azerbaijanian, Armenian, North African (Chaabi, Classical, and Spanish Andalusian), Somali and Middle Eastern music.
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Outsider music is the term used to describe songs and compositions by musicians who are not part of the commercial music industry who write music that ignores standard musical or lyrical conventions, either because they have no formal training or because they disagree with conventional rules.
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Panagiotis Toundas (Παναγιώτης Τούντας; 1886–1942) was a Greek composer of the early 20th century.
The pandura (πανδοῦρα, pandoura) is an ancient Greek string instrument from the Mediterranean basin.
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Panagiotis (Panos) Gavalas (Greek: Πάνος Γαβαλάς, October 26, 1926 - December 3, 1988) was a Greek singer.
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Panx Romana is a Greek punk rock band that was established in 1977.
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Parody music, or musical parody, involves changing or copying existing (usually well known) musical ideas or lyrics, or copying the peculiar style of a composer or artist, or even a general style of music.
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Pavlos Carrer (also Paolo Carrer; Παύλος Καρρέρ; 12 May 1829 – 7 June 1896) was a Greek composer.
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Pavlos Sidiropoulos (Παύλος Σιδηρόπουλος; July 27, 1948 – December 6, 1990) was a Greek musician, noted for supporting the use of Greek lyrics in rock music, at a time when most Greek rock groups were using English lyrics.
The Persian people (Persian: پارسیان) are an Iranian people who speak the modern Persian language and closely related Iranian dialects and languages.
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Phoebus (Φοίβος,, born January 1, 1971), sometimes spelled Phivos or Fivos (pronounced "fee-vos"), is a well-known songwriter in both Greece and Cyprus.
Piraeus (Πειραιάς Pireás, Πειραιεύς, Peiraieús) is a port city in the region of Attica, Greece.
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Polina Paraskevi Misailidou (Πωλίνα Παρασκευή Μισαηλίδου) is a Greek singer, who is better known in her own country simply as Polina.
Pop punk (also known as punk-pop) is a fusion music genre that combines elements of punk rock with pop music to varying degrees.
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Pop rock is a music genre that mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its (typically) guitar-based rock songs.
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Pop-rap (also known as pop rap or mainstream hip pop) is a genre of music fusing the rhythm-based lyricism of hip hop music with pop music's preference for melodious vocals and catchy tunes, which gained mainstream popularity during the 1990s.
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The 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey (Ἡ Ἀνταλλαγή, Mübâdele) stemmed from the "Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations" signed at Lausanne, Switzerland, on 30 January 1923, by the governments of Greece and Turkey.
Post-punk is a type of rock music that paralleled and emerged from the punk rock movement of the 1970s.
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Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s.
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A protest song is a song that is associated with a movement for social change and hence part of the broader category of topical songs (or songs connected to current events).
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Antonis Xylouris (Αντώνης Ξυλούρης; born 1942), nicknamed Psarantonis (Ψαραντώνης), is a Greek composer, singer and performer of lyra, the bowed string instrument of Crete and most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine lyra.
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Pythagoras Papastamatiou (Πυθαγόρας Παπασταματίου, 1930 – November 12, 1979), mainly known by the mononym Pythagoras, was a Greek lyricist and playwright.
Pyx Lax (Πυξ Λαξ, Punching and Kicking) was a Greek rock band.
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A radio format or programming format (to be confused with broadcast programming) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station.
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Radio station (short: station) is – according to Article 1.61 of the International Telecommunication Union´s (ITU) RR – defined as "one or more transmitters or receivers or a combination of transmitters and receivers, including the accessory equipment, necessary at one location for carrying on a radiocommunication service, or the radio astronomy service.
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Raining Pleasure is an indie/rock band originating from Patras, Greece, often credited with spearheading the newest wave of Greek bands with English lyrics.
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Rallia Christidou (Greek: Ραλλία Χρηστίδου) is a popular Greek singer originating from Neo Irakleio, Athens.
Rebetiko, plural rebetika (Greek: ρεμπέτικο, and ρεμπέτικα respectively), occasionally transliterated as Rembetiko, is a term used today to designate originally disparate kinds of urban Greek folk music which have come to be grouped together since the so-called rebetika revival, which started in the 1960s and developed further from the early 1970s onwards.
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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
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Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence.
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Irene "Rena" Koumioti (Greek: Ειρήνη (Ρένα) Κουμιώτη) is a Greek musician.
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Irene "Rena" Vlachopoulou (Ειρήνη «Ρένα» Βλαχοπούλου; February 20, 1923 – July 29, 2004) was a Greek actress and singer.
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A revue is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches.
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Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions".
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Rita Abatzi (also spelled Abadzi; Ρίτα Αμπατζή) (1914 – 17 June 1969) was a Greek rebetiko musician who began her career in the first part of the 1930s.
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The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum; Ancient and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileia tōn Rhōmaiōn) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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Ross Daly (born 29 September 1952 in King's Lynn, Norfolk) is a world musician who specializes in music of the Cretan lyra.
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Rotting Christ is a Greek extreme metal band formed in 1987.
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Roza Eskenazi (mid-1890s – 2 December 1980, Greek: Ρόζα Εσκενάζυ) was a famous Jewish-Greek singer of rebetiko and Greek folk music born in Constantinople, whose recording and stage career extended from the late 1920s into the 1970s.
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Sadahzinia (born Yolanda Tsiampokalou; Γιολάντα Τσιαμπόκαλου, in 1977) is a Greek rapper, regarded by many as the first woman to enter the hip-hop scene in Greece.
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Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas (Greek: Αναστάσιος "Σάκης" Ρουβάς,; born 5 January 1972), known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording, film and television artist; model; businessman and former pole vaulter.
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Samba is a Brazilian musical genre and dance style originating in Brazil, with its roots in Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly Angola and the Congo.
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Savina Yannatou (Greek: Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου, Savína Yannátou; born March 16, 1959, Athens) is a renowned Greek singer.
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Septicflesh (formerly known as Septic Flesh) are a Greek symphonic death metal band from Athens, founded in 1990.
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In music, a serenade (or sometimes serenata, from the Italian word) is a musical composition, and/or performance, in someone's honor.
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In popular music, a side project is a project undertaken by one or more people already known for their involvement in another band.
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Sirtaki or syrtaki (συρτάκι) is a popular dance of Greek origin, choreographed by Giorgos Provias for the 1964 film Zorba the Greek.
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Ska (Jamaican) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.
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Smyrna (Σμύρνη or Σμύρνα) was an ancient city located at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia.
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Socrates Drank the Conium, known also as Socrates, is a Greek rock band that formed in 1969 and achieved success in the 1970s.
Sofia Vembo (Σοφία Βέμπο; Gallipoli, East Thrace, Turkey February 10, 1910 – Athens, Greece March 11, 1978) was a leading Greek singer and actress active from the interwar period to the early postwar years and the 1950s.
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Soft rock or light rock is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock music (often combined with elements from folk rock) to compose a softer, more toned-down sound.
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Sokratis Malamas (Greek: Σωκράτης Μάλαμας) (b. September 29, 1957) is a Greek singer and songwriter.
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A song cycle is a group, or cycle, of individually complete songs designed to be performed in a sequence as a unit.
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Sophia Vossou (Σοφία Βόσσου, born 5 December 1961) is a Greek singer best known abroad for representing Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991 where she was placed 13th with the song "I Anixi".
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Sotiria Bellou (Σωτηρία Μπέλλου) (August 22, 1921 – August 27, 1997) was a famous Greek singer and performer of the Greek rebetiko style of music.
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Spyridon-Filiskos Samaras (also Spyros, Spiro Samara; Σπυρίδων Σαμάρας) (29 November 1861 – 7 April 1917) was a Greek composer particularly admired for his operas who was part of the generation of composers that heralded the works of Giacomo Puccini.
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Spyridon Xyndas or Spiridione Xinda (Σπυρίδων Ξύνδας; June 8, 1812 – November 25, 1896) was a Greek composer and guitarist, whose last name has also been transliterated as "Xinta", "Xinda", "Xindas" and "Xyntas".
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Stamatis Kraounakis (Σταμάτης Κραουνάκης) is a Greek music composer, music producer, lyricist, writer and director.
Stamatis Spanoudakis - Σταμάτης Σπανουδάκης (born December 11, 1948 in Athens, Greece) is a modern Greek classical composer.
Stavros Kouyioumtzis, also Kougioumtzis, Kouyoumtzis, or Koujioumtzis, (1932 – 12 March 2005) (Σταύρος Κουγιουμτζής) is one of the most significant Greek music composers of the 20th century.
Stavros Xarchakos (Greek: Σταύρος Ξαρχάκος,, born March 14, 1939) is a Greek composer and conductor.
Stefanos Korkolis (Στέφανος Κορκολής; born 12 September 1960) is a Greek composer and pianist.
Stylianos "Stelios" Kazantzidis (Greek: Στέλιος Καζαντζίδης) (29 August 1931 – 14 September 2001) was a prominent Greek singer.
Stelios Perpiniadis (1899 – 4 September 1977), better known as Stellakis (Greek: Στελλάκης), was a Greek folk musician who wrote, sang, and played guitar in the rebetiko style.
Mihalis Exarhos (Μιχάλης Έξαρχος) (born 1978 in Piraeus, Greece), known professionally by his stage name Stereo Mike, is a Greek hip hop artist.
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Stereo Nova (Στέρεο Νόβα) was a Greek electronic music band of the 1990s.
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String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings.
Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940.
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Synthpop (also known as technopop) is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
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Syrtos (Συρτός, also sirtos; plural syrtoi; sometimes called in English using the Greek accusative forms syrto and sirto; from the σύρω, syro, "drag "), is the collective name of a group of Greek folk dances.
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The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils".
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Tamta Goduadze, (თამთა გოდუაძე; Τάμτα Γκοντουάτζε) known simply as Tamta, is a Georgian-Greek pop singer, famous in Greece and Cyprus for her participation in Super Idol Greece, in which she placed second, Oikotimes, May 26, 2008.
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Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1890s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world.
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Soultana (Tania) Tsanaklidou (Τάνια Τσανακλίδου) is a Greek artist, both singer and actress, who represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
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Teen pop is a subgenre of pop music that is created, marketed and oriented towards preteens and teenagers (ages 10 to 19).
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Athanasios "Thanasis" Papakonstantinou (Αθανάσιος "Θανάσης" Παπακωνσταντίνου; born April 26, 1959) is a Greek singer-songwriter.
Thanassis Skordalos (Θανάσης Σκορδαλός; born 10 December 1920 - 23 April 1998) was a musician from Crete, noted for playing the lyra, the bowed string instrument of Crete and most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine lyra.
Athanasios 'Thanos' Kalliris (born 13 August 1962) is a Greek singer who was born in Athens.
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Athanasios (Thanos) Mikroutsikos (Θάνος Μικρούτσικος) (born 13 April 1947) is a Greek composer and former politician.
The Dead Brother's Song (Το Τραγούδι Του Νεκρού Αδερφού, or most commonly Του Νεκρού Αδερφού) is a Greek poem, considered to be the oldest surviving dimotikó (traditional folk) song of the Greek music.
The Earthbound is a Greek band.
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The Last Drive is a Greek punk garage rock group which formed in 1983, broke up in 1995, and reunited in January 2007.
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The Skelters is a Greek rock band formed in Thessaloniki in 1996 from brothers singer/guitarist Angel and drummer/vocalist Daniel Charavitsidis.
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The Theatre of Ancient Greece or Ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece 700 BC.
Theodosia Tsatsou (Greek: Θεοδοσία Τσάτσου) is a Greek singer, known for her songs with the band "Ble", and also for her solo career.
Theophrastos Sakellaridis (Θεόφραστος Σακελλαρίδης) (7 September 1883 02 January 1950), was a Greek composer, conductor, and basic creator of Greek operetta.
Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη), also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.
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Thou Art Lord are an Athens-based black metal band, formed in 1993.
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Apostolos (Tolis) Voskopoulos (Τόλης Βοσκόπουλος) (born 26 July 1940, Kokkinia, Piraeus) is one of the legends of modern Greek music.
A topical song is a song that comments on political and/or social events.
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A trumpet is a musical instrument.
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Trypes (Greek: Τρύπες), which translates in English as "Holes" were a highly influential and acclaimed Greek rock band, originating from Thessaloniki, Greece.
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The Tsamikos (Τσάμικος, Tsamikos) is a popular traditional folk dance of Greece, done to music of 3/4 meter.
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The Tsifteteli (τσιφτετέλι; Çiftetelli), is a rhythm and dance of Anatolia and the Balkans with a rhythmic pattern of 2/4.
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Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Turkish), is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia, largely located in Western Asia, with the smaller portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeast Europe.
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Tzimis Panousis is a Greek musician and stand-up comedian born in Athens on February 12, 1954, where he has spent most of his life.
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Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The University of Chicago Press is the largest and one of the oldest university presses in the United States.
Uplifting trance (often synonymous with epic trance, anthem trance, emotional trance, or euphoric trance) is a large subgenre of trance music.
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A value judgment is a judgment of the rightness or wrongness of something or someone, or of the usefulness of something or someone, based on a comparison or other relativity.
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Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου; born 29 March 1943), known professionally as Vangelis (Βαγγέλης; English pronunciation), is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music.
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Vasilis Avlonitis (Βασίλης Αυλωνίτης; 1 January 1904 – 10 March 1970) was one of the most famous old-school Greek comedians.
Vasilis N. Triantafillidis (born May 7, 1940 in Thessaloniki, Greece; Βασίλης Ν. Τριανταφυλλίδης), also known by his artistic nickname Harry Klynn (Χάρρυ Κλυνν), is a Greek comedian.
Vasilis Papakonstantinou (Βασίλης Παπακωνσταντίνου) (21 June 1950) is a Greek singer known mostly for his work in Greek rock.
Vassilis Tsitsanis (Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης 18 January 1915 – 18 January 1984) was a Greek songwriter and bouzouki player.
Vassiliki, Baroness von Ruffin (born Vassiliki Papathanasiou, Βασιλική Παπαθανασίου, 23 August 1949 (disputed year of birth), known by her stage name Vicky Leandros, is a Greek singer with a long international career. She is the daughter of singer, musician, and composer, Leandros Papathanasiou (also known as Leo Leandros as well as Mario Panas). In 1972, she achieved worldwide fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with the song, "Après Toi", while representing the country of Luxembourg. On 15 October 2006, Vassiliki von Ruffin was elected town councillor of the Greek harbour town of Piraeus on the Pasok list. Her task concerned the Cultural and International development of Piraeus. She was also Deputy Mayor of Piraeus. It was announced in June 2008 that Leandros decided to leave her position in Greek politics with immediate effect, stating that she had underestimated the work load and time needed to fulfill her political obligations and that it had become impossible to combine those duties with her singing career.
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Vicky Moscholiou (Greek: Βίκυ Μοσχολιού,, 17 May 1943 – 16 August 2005), born in Metaxourgeio in Athens, was a Greek singer.
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Vienna (Wien) is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria.
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The violin, also called a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths.
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Vlassis Bonatsos (Βλάσσης Μπονάτσος) (November 30, 1949 – October 14, 2004) was a popular Greek entertainer.
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Vocal music is a genre of music performed by one or more singers, with or without instrumental accompaniment (a cappella), in which singing (i.e. vocal performance) provides the main focus of the piece.
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The waltz (from Austrian: "Walzer") is a smooth, progressive ballroom and folk dance, normally in time, performed primarily in closed position.
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Xylina Spathia (Τα Ξύλινα Σπαθιά, The Wooden Swords) were one of the most popular Greek bands, coming from Thessaloniki, that were distinguished for their special and personal sound, which was unprecedented for the Greek music of the era.
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Yiannis Chryssomallis (Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης, Giánnis Chrysomállis; born November 14, 1954), known professionally as Yanni, is a Greek-American composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer who has spent his adult life in the United States.
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Yannis Markopoulos (Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος) (born 18 March 1939) is a Greek composer.
Yiannis Parios (Γιάννης Πάριος) is a Greek singer-songwriter.
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Yiannis Ritsos (Γιάννης Ρίτσος; 1 May 1909 – 11 November 1990) was a Greek poet and left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II.
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Yiorgos Batis (Γιώργος Μπάτης, also Giorgos Batis) (1885 – 10 March 1967) was one of the first rebetes influential to rebetiko music.
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Ypoyia Revmata (Υπόγεια Ρεύματα, Underground Currents) is a Greek rock band.
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Zeibekiko (Ζεϊμπέκικο) is a Greek folk dance with a rhythmic pattern of 9/4 or else 9/8.
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Zontanoi Nekroi (Living Dead) is a Greek Rap group formed in 1997.
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Zorba the Greek (Βίος και Πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά Vios ke Politia tou Alexi Zorba, Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas) is a novel written by the Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in 1946.
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"Zorbas" (or more commonly, "Zorba's Dance") is a song by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.
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The 4th of August Regime (Καθεστώς της 4ης Αυγούστου, Kathestós tis tetártis Avgoústou), commonly also known as the Metaxas Regime (Καθεστώς Μεταξά, Kathestós Metaxá), was an authoritarian regime under the leadership of General Ioannis Metaxas that ruled Greece from 1936 to 1941.