The fruit of many years of research carried out with zeal and knowledge, the CD ‘Perasma stin Amorgo’ comes as the
first discographic documentation of the repertoire of the island, revealing material that is rich and expressive. The tunes, dances and songs of the CD makes us privy to the old but still living Cycladic island musical style which in our day tends to be forgotten. Nikos Oikonomidis, leading folk violinist and ardent devotee of the genuine island musical tradition, researched, recorded, and performed the material with respect and virtuosity.
It is very aptly noted in the CD notes by ethnomusicologist Lambros Liavas, “Quite correctly, we will be able to characterize this CD as self-produced, made with clean and well-chosen material, the fruit of knowledge, respect and conscientious effort, by people who counter “music as a consumer commodity” with “music as identity”!
The recording was subsidized by the cultural and artistic syllogos (association), “Simonidis” of Amorgos.