200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1980

Nikos Xylouris dies at only 43 years old

Psaronikos or the Archangel of Crete? The great musician was born in Anogeia of Rethymnon. His life and his work are influenced by his roots. He was first established as the voice of resistance against the dictatorship in 1971 when he performed along with composer Yiannis Markopoulos at the clubhouse “Ledra.” In 1973 he participated in the theater play “To Megalo mas Tsirko.” He never ceased to talk and sing about Crete, and he was a founding member of the Cretan football club OFI.