"Greece 2021" Committee presents a series of commemorative podcasts with Dionysis Savvopoulos, dedicated to the 200 years of Greek song, in the context of the projects and events for the 200 years after the Greek Revolution.
At a time when the music industry has been particularly affected by the pandemic, the Committee wants to act effectively on enabling the Greek song to advance, since it is part of the country’s historical legacy and each person’s personal story.
So, through the series of anniversary podcasts, the beloved songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos will trace and appraise the course of the Greek song from 1821 to the present and highlight the musical features of the 200-year journey of modern Greece.
In these podcasts, Dionysis Savvopoulos collaborates with musicologist Professor Lambros Liavas, journalist, collector, and researcher Giorgos Kontogiannis, and painter Alexis Kyritsopoulos.
Joyous songs like the old Aegean song "How Beautiful the Dawn Is" with our precious Irene Konitopoulou-Legaki. Songs of leisure and pleasant reflections like the "Cruise in the Corridor" with Katiana Balanika. Verses by the poet Kalvos, excerpts from the "Dream in the Wave" by the saintly Alexandros Papadiamantis, and other writings and elating songs are heard in this 5th podcast by Dionysis Savvopoulos.
Dionysis Savvopoulos introduces marine songs, tells sea stories, chooses poems about little sailors and traveling sails. He gives his own interpretation of the "period" that became the subject of controversy in "Perigiali to kryfo."
In "THALATTA – THALATTA," we will listen to Andreas Empirikos, Dinos Christianopoulos, Petros Morozinis, Alexandros Papadiamantis, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Mikis Theodorakis, Giorgos Batis, Bayanderas, and many more.
On June 21, the sun makes a stop and thus gives us the longest day of the year. This date has also been established as World Music Day. Dionysis Savvopoulos celebrates this year's Summer Solstice with what else? With songs and stories about them. He dedicates his "Solstice" to the golden little Summer and compiles the season's soundtrack for us.
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 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.
Dionysis Savvopoulos’ podcast for Easter Sunday 2021 which, due to the day’s festive and cheerful sentiment, is dedicated to us all.
A commemorative podcast! A small parade of songs for the 25th of March 2021.