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Music Of Asia Minor & Constantinople
"For centuries, the interaction between Greek, Turkish and many ethnic groups gave rise, in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the great cities of Asia Minor, to a musical culture which could be qualified as a perfect example of intercultural integration. The Oriental style called smyrnaika, played on violin, oud, qanun and santoor had a strong influence on rebetiko, today acknowledged as Greece's national music. This recording by the Greek group En Chordais illustrates to perfection this musical tradition of Asia Minor." Deluxe oversized hardbound packaging with a 28-page booklet with French and English liner notes.