Videos and information on the eastern aegean island of Samos in Greece
A presentation showing the procedure for the distillation of pomace to yield the alcoholic beverage Souma (Tsipouro). Souma has at least 38-40 percent of alcohol! Photos were taken in a pot still with a nice copper cauldron, located near the village of Stavrinides high above the north coast of the island of Samos in Greece. The music in this presentation is performed by local musicians, recorded 2008 "live" on a wednesday in September in a special place called "Notos" in Pythagorio on Samos. Musicians are: Jiannis Loulourgas (bouzouki, main vocals), Jiannis Karavasilis (guitar, vocals) Makis Karavasilis (bouzouki, vocals)
One of these rare occasions, when magic is in the air. Late at night we came to a place called "Karafaki" in the port of Pythagorio on the island of Samos, where I met my friend Jiannis Loulourgas, luthier and singer/bouzouki player. We convinced him to play some songs for us despite the fact that he already had played all evening in a restaurant. So he opened his bouzouki case again, took out his bouzouki and sang and played a couple of songs for us. I was glad to have my "audio field recorder" with me. Here is one of the songs he sang in that night: "S'agapo yiati eisai oraia". A beautiful traditional song originating from Asia Minor. Listen and sit with us - at least acoustically - at our table in that night of September 27th, 2008l In the background you can even hear the music of a tavern nearby. The photos of Jiannis depicted in this presentation were taken in the summer of 2008 at a different site in Pythagorio called "Notos".
Professional photos of the island of Samos in Greece by photographers Michael Anhaeuser and Peter Molz. Please visit the weblog in form of a Samos photographic journal: www.samos-images.blogspot.com
New CD 2008 of Yannis Loulourgas! Luthier, bouzouki player and singer Yannis Loulourgas from the village of Pythagorion on the island of Samos released a new CD in spring of 2008. The album is called "Rebetika Tragouthia" and contains 12 masterful interpretations of traditional rebtic songs. The CD was produced in the studio in Thessaloniki. On some of the songs his daughter Maria joins him in singing. You like the music of Yannis? You can experience Yannis playing his music "live" 3-4 times a week during the season in the village of Pythagorion! Interested in buying a handcrafted extremely good sounding instrument? Visit his shop "Pythagorios"! Come and spend your vacations on the beautiful island of Samos in Greece.
Samos 2008: approx. 8 minutes presentation based on more than 100 photos with impressions of the beautiful greek & green island of Samos. Samos is located just a couple of kilometers away from the turkish coast in the eastern eagean sea. Fotos for this presentation were taken on Samos island from 2004 to 2007. The music you hear is performed by bouzouki player and singer Yannis Loulourgas from the village of Pythagorio on Samos island together with befriended musicians. He specializes on rembetiko style greek music. Well, discover this beautiful island yourself! Come to lovely Samos for a holiday in 2008!
The presentation shows the village of Avlakia and Tsabou Beach, located in close vicinity to each other on the north coast of the eastern aegean island of Samos in Greece. Fotos were taken 2006 and 2007
Samos 2007: a 10 minute presentation of the beautiful greek & green island of Samos, located just a couple of kilometers away from the turkish coast in the eastern eagean. Format: 540 x 438 Pixel. Digital fotos for this presentation were taken on Samos in the years 2004 to 2006.
Rolling waves at Varsamos (Valsamos) Beach between Kallithea and Ag. Isidoros in the west of Samos Island in Greece. On this beach is a small taverna. You can see beautiful sunsets from this beach.
Around the world with Peter: Part2 Samos, Greece
Yannis Loulourgas (bouzouki) and Periklis Konstantelos (guitar) playing an instrumental tune in the taverna Poseidon at Remataki Beach in Pithagorio on Samos island/Greece
Celebrating the nameday of the church and the big harbour festival in Pythagorio on the island of Samos in Greece. On the second day of the festival, on August 6th, folk dances are performed at noon on Platia Irini in Pythagorio (shown here are dances from 2007). The harbour festival itself with fireworks taks place in the evening of August 5th! Don't miss it!