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Music of Greece

The music of Greece is as diverse and celebrated as its history. Greek music separates into two parts: Greek traditional music and Byzantine music, with more eastern sounds. These compositions have existed for millennia: they originated in the Byzantine period and Greek antiquity; there is a continuous development which appears in the language, the rhythm, the structure and the melody. Music is a significant aspect of Hellenic culture, both within Greece and in the diaspora. Sakis Rouvas George Dalaras Antonis Remos Elena Paparizou Marinella Nikos Vertis Nana Mouskouri Natassa Theodoridou Despina Vandi Haris Alexiou Glykeria Panos Kiamos Tamta Eleftheria Arvanitaki Katy Garbi Elli Kokkinou Giannis Ploutarhos Kostas Martakis Anna Vissi Eleni Foureira Irini Merkouri Dimitris Mitropanos Giorgos Mazonakis Demis Roussos Peggy Zina Paschalis Terzis Thanos Petrelis Yiannis Kotsiras Vasilis Karras Yiannis Parios Alkistis Protopsalti Manos Hadjidakis Nikos Oikonomopoulos Sarbel Vangelis Notis Sfakianakis Konstantinos Argyros Stelios Kazantzidis Kalomira Melina Mercouri Nikos Karvelas Grigoris Bithikotsis Christos Dantis George Perris Filippos Pliatsikas Nino Xypolitas Giannis Poulopoulos Vassilis Tsitsanis Giorgos Giannias Michalis Rakintzis Giorgos Tsalikis