Andros
Andros Video Guide

The traditional music of Andros uses lots of different instruments like the lute, the violin, the gaida and drums

Andros Traditional Music | by Vagelis & Kostas - Track 7

The 'nisiotika' songs are studied by musicologists all over the world


A plethora of musicians, others famous, others known only in their hometown, has sprung from the rich fountain that is the Greek traditional music. Every part of Greece, every island, however small, has brought out musicians that have contributed to the preservation and evolution of not only of Greek folk music, but also of traditional musical instruments, a precious treasure of Greek culture. The composers and singers of the ‘nisiotika’ songs, the songs of the islands, can demonstrate their virtuosity, but also their playful mood, improvising on new musical notes and modes. It is not accidental that musicians and instrumentalists suggest that ‘nisiotika’- as part of the Greek folk songs- are extremely interesting from a technical and musical point of view.

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