The newly released CD titled what shall I sing for you is based on the musical longings of lost homelands from three regions in Eastern Thrace; namely Strandza, Medea and Playiari.
The music was created from the archives of Evdokia N. Stavrakouka with the support of the Centre for the Research and Promotion of National Music (KEPEM) – Archives of Simon Karas.
More than a hundred years after the expatriation from their homelands, the CD presents authentic, never-before-released songs from the refugees who came from Strandza (Binkilic), Medea (Kıyıköy) and Playiari (Bolayir) in Eastern Thrace.
The CD is specially dedicated to Evdokia who sadly passed away recently.
Lambros Kappas: vocals, oud
Paddy Montgomery: Constantinopolitan lyra, bowed tambour
Tony Iliou: lute
George Kiriakidis: percussions
In Australia through Facebook Messenger on the Stratiaris page, or
Cost $15 plus delivery,
Payment can be made to BSB 733-385, Account Number 679680.
Distribution in Greece: KEPEM, 9 Ersis and Poulherias streets, 11473, Athens. Phone: 210 8237447.