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MUSEUM OF GREEK FOLK MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS / ATHENS

A melodic journey through the music of 1821

The Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments "Phoebus Anogeianakis" celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution and presents the anniversary music exhibition "A melodic journey to the music of 1821".


The exhibition takes us to the time of the Revolution, but also before it, the period of enthusiastic preparation. The time when impetuous writers and poets of the diaspora, philhellenes, and the oppressed inhabitants of this corner of the multicultural and internally torn Ottoman Empire converged on a revolutionary path. This road was full of sounds and music: marches written and spread across Europe and the Balkans and folk songs that recounted conflicts both personal and collective. Creations, both named and anonymous, that were based on old and familiar rhythms and that have reached our days as poetic narratives co-shaping modern Greek identity.

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