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The primary musical tradition of the Greek Isles, nissiotiko's origins most reflect the influence of Western idioms; because the islands remained under Venetian protection during Greece's centuries of Turkish occupation, nissiotiko is the only one of the nation's three major musical strains -- laiko and dimotiko being the others -- that is largely free of the Turks' impact. The chief instrumental hallmarks of the nissiotiko are the violin and the Greek luth.

Nisiotika Album Highlights

Dance of Heaven's Ghosts
Various Artists
Dance of Heaven's Ghosts

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Nisiotika Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Mia Ine I Oussia (There Is Only One Truth) Haris Alexiou

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