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Two traditional tsamikos dance/songs from the Peloponnese.


Papa Lambrenas:

In the priest's garden people are gathering.
Do they come because his poor wife is sick and dying?
A tall thin girl is getting married to a gallant young man.


Willow, the fragrance of your blossoms intoxicate me.
Tall willow in the creek, I swear my love to you.
Oh my willow, bend lower and let me pluck a blossom.


Στου ΠαπαΛά-ΠαπαΛάμπρενα
Στου ΠαπαΛάμπρου την αυλή
Κόσμος είναι μαζεμένοι
ΠαπαΛάμπρενα καημένη

Μην ο παπάς ΠαπαΛάμπρενα
Μην ο παπάς είναι άρρωστος
Και η παπαδιά πεθαίνει
ΠαπαΛάμπρενα καημένη

Μια λυγερή παπαλάμπρενα
Μια λυγερή παντρεύεται
δεν και παίρνει 'να λεβέντη
παπαλάμπραινα καημένη


Ιτιά, ιτιά λουλουδιασμένη,
πώς μοσχο-βολάς καημένη

Ιτιά, ιτιά μέσα στο ρέμα,
πως σ’ αγαπώ δεν είναι ψέμα

Ιτιά μου σε παρακαλώ,
σκύψε να κόψω τον ανθό


from Across the Sea, released December 1, 2011
Aya Davidson: lead vocals and violin
Greg Jenkins: lead vocals and clarinet
Michael Garibaldi: dumbeleki
Alan Davidson: laouto



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Agapi Mou Berkeley, California

Agapi Mou is the latest project from the young half-Japanese duo of Aya Davidson and Gregory Masaki Jenkins. Agapi Mou translates from Greek to mean "my love" and signifies the group's love of the traditional music of Greece. With Aya on violin & vocals and Greg on clarinet & vocals, the group is rounded out with Greek-American percussionist/vocalist Michael Garibaldi and Alan Davidson on laouto. ... more

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