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Mikis Theodorakis

Zorbas

Classical
  • Dance
  • Instrumental
  • Space
  • Folk
  • Pop
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  • 1964
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Zorbas (“Zorba’s dance”) is a song by Mikis Theodorakis, a Greek composer. This song is based on two traditional Cretan songs, “Armenohorianos Syrtos” and “Kritiko syrtaki” by Giorgis Koutsourelis .The song appeared in the film Zorba the Greek, for which Theodorakis wrote the soundtrack, and became internationally famous and popular. It is now commonly played and danced to in Greek tavernas in Greece and worldwide and exists as a kind of musical trademark of Greece. It is also known as “Syrtaki” which is a version of the traditional Greek hasapiko (“butcher’s”) dance, choreographed by Giorgos Provias. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass recorded a version of the song (as “Zorba the Greek”) for their 1965 album Going Places. Issued as the B-side of the group’s... Read on...

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