Saturday, November 16, 2013

Love Songs from Zakynthos

Zakynthos, one of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea, is known for its kantades, i.e. the love songs. Zakynthos has a very long and beautiful tradition regarding kantades. Today one can hear these kantades in various taverns and events, reminding the listener of a romantic and aristocratic past, where men would sing to their loved ones.


The following videos are from a recent trip to Zante, where we had the honour to hear many kantades, whilst enjoying our dinner. Enjoy!




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