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26 November 2011



Stavro would you be kind enough to tell me who sings ΠΑΟ ΣΤΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ in your music player.
I have always had a soft touch for that style of violin.




Here is the link at YouTube:

I butchered the name of the song I'm afraid, it's HΘΕΛΑ ΝΑ ΜΑΙ ΣΤΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ.



Stavro I've listened to that track 20 times since you posted it and I've just played it to my Mum and it made her cry straight away!

Enjoy your blogs.



Type the word χωριὸ οn Youtube and you will realize how ingrained in our consciousness it is. There are many more tragoudia like this.


Oh yes Stavros I understand our plight that we have been forced into over the past 100 years.
My ancestors lost their land twice, but I accept us Greeks are no angels either and we are not a people's that cry about it too easy .
We are now the outcasts to people and people think what we gave to the world is now theirs.
Capitalism is on it's last legs now and globalism is trying to put to death the small minorities and their language.

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