Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mediterraneo - 1992 Film



Filmed in the Greek Island in the Aegean Sea. The Island is called 'Megistis. (in Ancient Greek) or 'Kastellorizo' (Modern Greek).

The story takes place during the WWII when the island was held by Italy.

Tamama


A Interview with Greek author George Andreadis regarding the book "TAMAMA" one of the thousands of Orphans of Pontos and the creation of the Movie waiting for the clouds, based on his book..

WAITING FOR THE CLOUDS begins while the census clerks arrive early one morning int
the small port town of Trebolu. The streets remain empty and silent. Not everyone can
afford to be counted. Questions about one's past can open up too many wounds.

Ayse lives with her older and ailing sister Selma. Ayse, who never married, has dedicated her life to Selma since she became a widow many years ago. Their years of co-habitation have
created an intense bond between the two sisters. Ayse must now face the harsh reality that she will soon be alone. The mystery of Ayse's tragic past will be divulged through the curious eyes of a charming eight-year-old boy, Mehmet, who shares Ayse's profound loss at the death of Selma.

Ayse's tragedy begins as the unfortunate outcome of historical events: World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire brought about new nationalist waves in Turkey, thus creating
great tensions and conflicts between Greeks and Turks in the Black Sea region.

Waiting For The Glouds makes reference to the human pain of a nearly-forgotten historic incident. In the winter of 1916, the Ottoman Army evacuated the villages west of the recently Russian-occupied Trabzon. In what can be considered to be no less than ethnic cleansing operations, the Greek residents of several villages were pushed out of their homes in an unorganized and paranoid deportation effort.

Ayse's real identity is that of Eleni, the daughter of one of the evacuated Greek families.
When she was 10 years old, Eleni was forced to suffer a seemingly endless march southward through ice and snow with her mother, younger brother and infant sister.
After cold and starvation killed her mother and sister, Eleni bravely pushed on to save
herself and "Niko," her five-year-old brother.

Near death themselves upon their arrival at the outskirts of a faraway village, Eleni and Niko are taken in by a Turkish family. The trauma of young Eleni's brutal experience subsides through the loving bond she establishes with the teenaged Selma.

For some 50 years, Ayse has kept silent about her true identity to protect her status as Selma's sister. Now that her beloved Selma has passed away, Ayse suffers for the forgiveness of her long lost brother Niko.

In Waiting For The Clouds, Ayse's return to Greece will show proof of how irrational
political cruelty can psychologically and mentally displace human lives. Ayse was led to believe that status in Turkey was that of a foreigner. Although born in Turkey, she has
regarded Greece as her native country but she realizes that this was never the case at all,as she now sets foot in Greece for the first time. Waiting For The Clouds raises questions about "who we are" and "where we belong," as it digs deeper into the intrinsic universal
human feelings of love, guilt, fear and sharing.

Monday, April 4, 2011

:-) We cant stop laughing lololol

Greek DJ mixes


Karsilamas - Smyrna Izmir - Georgia Mittaki

Karsilama 9/8 fusion of Romanes / Gypsy, Turkish, and Greek folkloric styles with American Tribal Style / ATS bellydance. The music is vintage 1930s from Istanbul.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

Karsilamas is a Turkish folk dance spread all over Northwest Asia Minor and carried to Greece by Asia Minor refugees. The term "karsilamas" comes from the Turkish word "karsilama" meaning "face to face greeting"

The dance is still popular on Northwestern areas of Turkey, especially on wedding parties, festivals and so on, it also transformed itself into Zeybekikos dance in Greece. Name zeybekikos may be derived from another Asia Minor dance "zeybek" yet, the dance of zeybekikos as a form much more adopts Karsilama figures and creates mixed genre of dance in Modern Greece by having the Asia Minor figures from zeybek and karsilama.

Karsilamas is a couple dance that is still danced in what was the Ottoman Empire, from Persia to Serbia, and in the Macedonia and Thrace regions of Northern Greece.

Figures of the dance may vary from region to region but main theme is two people face each other, and music rythmically controls their next moves. Traditionally people dance without any figure on their minds, just figures they have seen from their elders.

The meter is 9/8, and the basic move is danced in four small steps with durations 2,2,2,3 respectively. The style and mood (bouncy, smooth, lively, etc.) vary depending on the region.

Rumeli Karşılaması, Trakya Karşılaması, Merzifon Karşılaması, Edirne Karşılaması, Gümülcine Karşılaması, Giresun Karşılaması, Taraklı Karşılaması, Bilecik Karşılaması, Old Karsilamas (Παληός Καρσιλαμάς), Pigi Karsilama(Πιγκί), Ayşe Karsilama (İskender boğazı)(Αϊσέ)(Η Αγάπη Είναι Καρφίτσα)(, Aptalikos Karsilamas (Απτάλικος),. Asia Minor Karsilamas (Melinos karsilamas

Smyrna, izmir



"Smyrna and its surroundings" The singer is Georgia Mittaki (Γεωργία Μυτάκη) - Composer: (Σταύρος Παντελίδης)

All pictures originate without exception from Smyrna. They reflect the multi-ethnical landscape, show importend buildings and sights of Smyrna before 1922. You also see the different quarters, parts and suburbs of the city, like "Karatas - Melantia", "Pagos - Kadifekale", "Göztepe - Enopi", "Karsiyaka - Kordelio", "Kokaryali", "Buca" and "Bornova - Bournobat".
The whole Greeks, Armenians and the most of Levantiner left the city 1922 and in the following years. Most Jews of Smyrna emigrated, after Israel was created.

To more information about the pictures and the cosmopolitical history of Smyrna please visit:
http://www.levantineheritage.com/index.htm

Arvanitaki singing a remake of " Argile mou giati Svinis "


http://mp3skull.com/mp3/karsilamas.html - listen here free - click play

Giwrgos Koros - Karsilamas

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