[MGSA-L] Greek songs *from* Israel

George Baloglou gbaloglou at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 02:58:13 PST 2012

2012/1/17 George Baloglou <gbaloglou at gmail.com>:

> Many of us know how popular Greek music is in Israel, and many Greek
> songs can be heard there, be it in Greek or in Hebrew. But do any of
> you know of any Israeli songs that they have been sang in Greek (same
> music, possibly different story)?
> [All answers welcome, but preference for songs without a Yiddish etc
> past (like "Balalaika") or Arabic past -- the one I came across this
> morning is 100/% Israeli, and, what a useless hint, it is the only
> song its Greek 'composer' has been credited with...]

Here is the first half of the answer, the one I had in mind anyway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP0OuRVzpw0 (sang by Miriam Makeba)

This is the best rendering in my opinion, but the one I discovered first is


('Israel's Vempo', who passed away on 1/1/12, in an exquisite wedding
song, "Evening of Lilies"; and I was led to that by "Yafa Yarkoni's
Greek songs", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v42uEY6BaMI )

...Interestingly, there is nothing on youtube leading to the Greek
version I have in mind -- I am curious to see how many of you are
going to recognize and remember it, if no one does I will reveal it in
a few days...


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