I am writing this in English because I want a friend of mine to understand.
I found this “floating” around the net a few years ago. It’s an amateur recording of a concert by Orfeas Peridis and Sokratis Malamas.
Anyhow, the recording was two solid mp3 files of approximately 1 hour each. I edited them and cut them up in single song mp3s to be able to share them. Anyone wanting the whole album, contact me and I’ll see what I can do. I won’t upload it here cause I don’t the website coming down from requests (you never know where will the sharing end up).
Most of you should already know these guys. For you who don’t, they are two of the best musicians in Greece and in my opinion, two of the most influential persons in Greek music. One of their most significant characteristic of their music is the mix of folk music elements, like the outi and the ney, with modern culture and new age lyrics. The results are absolutely magnificent.
I wanted to share this particular song with a very good Turkish friend of mine, from the very first moment I listened to it. This is not the original version.
In the original version, the solos are performed with a guitar. Here, the solos in the middle of the song are performed by the ney.
Sometime, this friend of mine told me that, legend says that the sound of the ney hides inside, all of the world’s sadness and all of the world’s happiness. Try listening to this on headphones while resting. It will carry you away.
This is for you Burak. Enjoy 🙂[audio:peridis_tragoudia_amerikanika.mp3]
Ορφέας Περίδης – Τα τραγούδια μου τ’ Αμερικάνικα
Orfeas Peridis – My American songs