Carols from Kastoria

Carols from Kastoria

What we call ‘kalanda’ (carols) are the songs of praise and goodwill which are sung on the eve of the great Christian feasts and which belong, in anthropological terms, to what we call good luck rituals. The carols for the Twelve Days of Christmas are still remembered, though those for...

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The World’s Oldest Christmas Carol

The World’s Oldest Christmas Carol

Published in the middle of the 19th century, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has captivated the English-speaking world. Hundreds of years before Dickens, a famous musician named Romanos the Melodist lived in 6th century Constantinople, the most important city in the Christian world at that time. Among many compositions, he...

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