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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Greece: Persephone's Nightmare (Gatsos, Hadjidakis) - A Song about Pollution



Maria Farantouri, with English lyrics (YouTube)

Rock and Ecology

"It's a lament about how Eleusina has ended up. A sacred place in ancient Greece, and famous all over the ancient world for the Eleusinian mysteries and the cult of Demeter and Persephone, a beautiful natural landscape was lost forever in order to become the most polluted and industrialized place in Greece. The poem focuses mainly on the aesthetic pollution and abuse of the once sacred".

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