On Cretan Music and creativity…

I have been engaged with Cretan music, at varying degrees of intensity, for the past thirty years. The sum total of this lengthy experience and the countless “moments” of my life spent playing or listening to Cretan music have unavoidably led me to form my own picture of its modern incarnation and my own taste. Cretan music is certainly an amazing, vivid, “blazing” local folk music that easily and justly takes its place as such on the world music map. It boasts a great wealth of idioms and local subcategories, and wonderful dances, with local expressive styles that differ from one end of the island to the other.

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