The askomandoura is pastoral wind cretan musical instrument similar to tsabouna. She brings into the soul of Crete with its imposing sound memories from the past. Enchants the ears of listeners as she awakening primeval emotions. Called also askobadoura or flaskomantoura.
People from Gergeri village are manufacturers and teachers of askomandoura and at every opportunity they allow the sound to become the host of the gathering.
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Bagpipe Maker's Baby
A tale o a man who is asked by a mysterious figure to repair an unrepairable bagpipe. Once he begins the reconstrucion of it, he finds the characters he meets on the way and even the pipes themselves are part of something much more..
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New Age music by Maurizio Piccini inspired by Santorini
Framedrums & Percussions by the italian virtuoso Federico Lagana
Through the bagpipe we can discover people, customs as well as the attitudes and outlooks of the people who play them. This, I think, is wonderfully exemplified by Yannis Pantazis and his approach to both playing and making the tsabouna. I cannot think of any other performer who could quote excerpts from Homer as a prelude to his music and yet make it feel so naturally part of the whole performance. So, it is with great pleasure that I am able to feature Yannis in this edition.
Jane Moulder - Editor, Chanter Magazine
The Bagpipe Society was formed in 1986 to bring together players, makers, researchers and people who love the bagpipes.
The Society publishes its journal Chanter quarterly. Articles are written by members and cover the history of bagpipes and their music, tips for makers, playing techniques, as well as album, instrument and gig reviews.