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Greece : Dance Zorba the Greek

in Other tribal, fusion, traditional music and dance Fri May 26, 2017 12:18 pm
by Lizzy67 • 2.823 Posts

You might have noticed that some dance patterns (slapping the knees and more) quite certainly inspired some Russian/Balkan gipsy folk, Jewish dance as well.

From a cultural aspect, it means that Greeks, Jews, Roms interacted often in several areas : economics, trade, philosophical/religious discussions or inviting each other at some festivities in a friendly way (meals together, dancing, music playing, celebrating). Already in ancient times, "trading", economical exchanges went along with friendly moments, it wasn't cold diplomacy as today.

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