My preferred music (1)
During one of my numerous trip to Greece (I am there 1 to 2 weeks per month for my job), I finally understood the voice of Maria Callas. Greece is one of the seldom countries, like Portugal and Brazil, where the music is part of the identity of the people and important element of the social activity and national identity. Live music is there a must. The Greek music has a strong enough identity to absorb other influences without getting corrupted : rap, hip-hop, rock and roll, foreign hits, everything is recycled. But you always distinctly identify the characteristics of the Greek music. The singers and musicians wherever they perform, small restaurants or dedicated stages, are always deeply connected to the audience. The Greek people lives an osmosis with its music.
Written in Athens - Greece