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"(...) Greek folk music owes much to its musicians, and especially to accomplished ones who, with the gift of their talent, record and enrich this treasury. from generation to generation. They are the guardians and angels of a unique culture which combines, quite miraculously, the fixed essence of the tradition with the freedom of improvisation.

Nikos Oikonomidis comes from Skinoussa, bathed in the cool breezes of the Aegean and the celestial melodies that wander exotically from wave to wave, from rock to rock, and from house to house, touching the souls and preserving the beauty of the natural environment. Oikonomidis, with his heritage, demonstrates in his practice that the folk song is alive, that it is being renewed, and that it expresses the youth, who haven't yet submitted to the bad taste and all the homogenization of our times (...)"

Born in the middle of the Aegean on the island of Skinoussa, an adopted child of Hios, and deeply imbued with the nisiotika (Greek island music) tradition, Nikos takes us on a tour of the islands of the eastern Aegean within a representative selection of pieces, the fruit of many years of on-site research. With knowledge, love and respect for the style and character of the repertoire, he presents the local idiosyncrasies that exist within the common music of the Aegean archipelago. A most accomplished folk fiddler, but also a very conscious virtuoso, he balances instinct and the teachings of oral tradition with brilliant technique and the much-sought sound that corresponds to contemporary aesthetic demands.

Dedicated to music, "in order to know myself, to be able, within the self-knowledge granted me, to communicate with the world around me", thus Nikos Oikonomidis expresses himself. "The violin, like a human voice, has guided me deeply into the history of the Aegean. Following this path, I found myself within the living musical tradition, where, as if breaking loose from the overwhelming rhythm of our century, it invites us, and robustly, to let it work freely within us...".

 

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