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kosta_karapinotis

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This is some of the most beautiful Greek traditional music and dance that I have seen. If anyone knows the name of the actual song and the type of dance, please let me know. I hope that one day I'll be able to visit the island and join in on one of the celebrations. I'm not even sure what they're celebrating, but it looks great. If anyone has more information on the video, I would love to know.

 

ellinasgolfer0320

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The song is Πω Πω Μαρία (Po Po Maria) and the dance looks like μπάλος κεφαλονιάς (kefalonian balos)

 
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Greek_John87

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This is one of my favorite ultra tradition Greek songs. My family claps at the "Maria" part... Love the traditional clothing, too!
 
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cf_fraiser

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This is one of my favorite ultra tradition Greek songs. My family claps at the "Maria" part... Love the traditional clothing, too!
One of my favorites as well! Its a classic and everyone knows it so they always get up and dance and sing along :)
 

k_tsoukalas

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The song is Πω Πω Μαρία (Po Po Maria) and the dance looks like μπάλος κεφαλονιάς (kefalonian balos)

Does the Kefalonian Balos have similar steps as the Syrto or Kalamatiano? Looks similar as those two, but maybe just a little different. I always dance Kalamatiano to this.
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Does the Kefalonian Balos have similar steps as the Syrto or Kalamatiano? Looks similar as those two, but maybe just a little different. I always dance Kalamatiano to this.
There are multiple dances in that video. The first dance looks like kalamatiano
 
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