What kind of songs did the young people listen to in the 1900s? What did people dream about when they saw Count Von Zeppelin's airship in the sky? Dionysis Savvopoulos uses serenades, operettas, folk songs from Thrace and Smyrna, Rebetika from America, and more, to takes us to the beginning of the 20th century, to the Macedonian Struggle, the Balkan Wars, the National Schism, the burning of Smyrna and the Asia Minor disaster and the dawn of the new Greek world.
In the context of the projects and events for the 200 years after the Greek Revolution, the "Greece 2021" Committee presents a series of commemorative podcasts with Dionysis Savvopoulos, dedicated to the 200 years of Greek song.
The second podcast of the series "200 YEARS IN PIECES" is entitled "THE ZEPPELIN" – Songs 1900-1930. On Sunday, May 30, 2021, at noon, it will be available at the Committee's website www.greece2021.gr and at the www.lifo.gr website.
In this podcast, we will listen to unknown recordings, musical testimonies combined with Dionysis Savvopoulos's fascinating narratives evoking the time’s ambiance and the stories behind the story.
In these podcasts, Dionysis Savvopoulos collaborates with musicologist Professor Lambros Liavas, journalist, collector, researcher Giorgos Kontogiannis, and painter Alexis Kyritsopoulos.
The above-stated project is a contribution of the "Greece 2021" Committee. The Committee does not receive State funding. Its proceeds come exclusively from sponsorships and its Numismatic Programme, which includes 14 collector coins available through its e-shop at shop.greece2021.gr and should all acquire.