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TITLE
Ena Tefariki: Oriental Shake, Farfisa Madness & Rocking Bouzoukis from the Greek Laika Movement (1961-1973)
FORMAT
2LP

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RMLP 007LP RMLP 007LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/19/2021

Monster grooves, driven by a perfect symbiosis of fiery oriental rhythms and the deep, relaxed heartbeat of the bass line, with virtuosic, intoxicating solos on bouzoukis, Farfisa organs, clarinets and violins. This is the sound of laika, Greek-oriental pop music from the '60s and early '70s that sets every dancefloor on fire. These 20 carefully selected songs serve as an introduction to this mind-blowing music for the non-aficionado, as it is the first album of its kind to be released outside of Greece or the Greek migrant communities. The extended and illustrated liner notes take you back to the heyday of Greek pop music and put this cultural movement into an historical perspective. Features Vassilis Vassiliadis, Stelios Kazantzidis, Litsa Diamandi, Stratos Dionisiou, Dimitris Xanthakis, Michalis Menidiatis, Panagiotis Michalopoulos, Podromos Tsaousakis, Katy Grey, Vangelis Perpiniadis, Ria Norma, Manos Papadakis, Babis Tsetinis, Charoula Lambraki, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Panos Gavalas, Sofia Kollitiri, Theodoros Sinaidis, and Giota Lydia. Includes a 16-page booklet with illustrated liner notes. Gatefold sleeve.