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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Beautiful Greek photos

Antonis Remos

Melina Aslanidou - To lathos - AFIEROMENO

Karantinis and what a song !

Young Alexiou

Ax more smirnaki - from the tv series, Ta matomena homata

Being from Thrace, I grew up dancing to this song

Arvanitaki Live - Barka

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This moving exhibition captures the stories, the successes, the failures, the conflicts and the previously unrecognised diversity of Australia's Greek migration and settlement over the past two centuries.

From field trips made around Australia and Greece over the past 16 years, Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski painstakingly pieced together the giant jigsaw puzzle of Australia's Greek presence, both historic and contemporary.

"Touch of spice" influences from the past into our modern cuisine.

bir tutam baharatla gitti/ Went away with a pinch of spice
çarsi içinde bir gölge/ a shadow in the bazaar /market
ve yollarina tuz serdi/ And it spread salt on its ways
seni bulayim gizlilerde/ Let me find you in the hidden ones

baharat, tarçin ve buse/ Spice, cinnamon and kiss
tavan arasinda sakli tarife/ The recipe hidden in the attic
ayisigi ve bogaziçi yalniz/ Moonlight and the Bosphorus alone
o fener bizim çocukluk askimiz/ That lighthouse is our childhood love

beni biraktigin o gece/ You left me that night
seni aradim gizlilerde/ I looked for you in the hidden ones
bir tutam bahatrata kandim/ I was fooled by a pinch of spice
ben aciyi tattim seninle/ I have tasted bitterness (or spiciness) with you

bir tutam baharatla gitti/ Went away with a pinch of spice
çarsi içinde bir gölge/ A shadow in the market

From the movie Politiki Kouzina / Touch of spice

Greek Immigrants to the U.S.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of State, Greek Immigration picked up in the 1890s, due largely to economic opportunity in the U.S., displacement caused by the hardships of Ottoman rule, the Balkan Wars and World War I. 450,000 Greeks arrived to the States between 1890 and 1917, most working in the cities of the Northeast.

Greek immigration at this time was over 90% male, contrasted with most other European immigration to the U.S., such as Italian and Irish immigration which averaged 50% to 60% male. Many Greek immigrants expected to work and return to their homeland after earning capital and dowries for their families. Two factors changed attitudes and facilitated permanent immigration: 1) Loss of homeland and 2) The first widely implemented U.S. immigration limits against Europeans were made in 1923, creating an impetus for immigrants to apply for citizenship, bring their families and permanently settle in the U.S. Fewer than 30,000 Greek immigrants arrived in the U.S. between 1925 and 1945, many of whom were "picture brides" for single Greek men.

From 1946 until 1982, approximately 211,000 Greeks immigrated to the United States. After the 1981 admission of Greece to the European Union, annual U.S. immigration numbers fell to lower than 2,000. In recent years, Greek immigration to the United States has been minimal; in fact, net migration has been towards Greece. Over 72,000 U.S. citizens currently live in Greece (1999); most of them are Greek Americans.

The predominant religion among Greeks and Greek Americans is Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Greek immigration to Canada began early in the 19th century. Greeks from the islands (eg, Crete, Syros and Skopelos) and from the Peloponnesus, especially the poor villages of the provinces of Arcadia and Laconia, settled in Montréal as early as 1843. However, in 1871 only 39 persons of Greek origin were known to be living in Canada. Greek immigration, sporadic prior to 1900, increased considerably in the early 20th century as a result of poverty, wars and political upheavals at home. The 2006 census recorded 242 685 people of Greek origin in Canada. These numbers, however, do not necessarily include those Greeks born in other countries such as Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey and the Balkan countries who identify themselves as Greeks.

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Ta Loutra Tis Elladas" (Greece's hot Springs) that helped me gather all this information. It's the result of a group work from Kostas Zaharopoulos, Ilias Barbikas, Giorgos Christodoulopoulos, Pepi Loulakaki and Christos Schinas.

List of Islands with Healing waters.

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