Various Artists

Vocal Monodies

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These unaccompanied solo songs are by Dimitris Kukas, who died in 1980. Though Kukas composed his own songs, he inherited from his father and grandfather a tradition that is as close to the ancient and widespread tradition of intoned poetry as to it is "songs" in the more familiar modern sense. This kind of "orature" is dying almost everywhere, and it is extremely rare on record.

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