Years of canvassing, collecting and research have gone into this, the first in a series of exploring early Greek and Balkan folk music pre-dating the rise of Rembetika. Here are the earliest known recordings of village musicians in the northernmost hinterlands of Greece. The isolation of this area produced, and kept pure, distinct styles and vocal expressions that have rarely been heard in such high fidelity. The sound is simultaneously haunting and beautiful.
Compiled and Remastered by Chris King