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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Greece: The Paidomazoma (παιδομάζωμα) Folk-Song from Vitsa and Monodendri, Zagori, Epirus: Is it Still Sung in Epirus?

Is this song still sung nowadays?

This is a question that Kostas Lazaridis asked in "Zagori kai Dimotiki Mousa" (Ioannina, 1973). He wasn't able to ascertain whether the song was still being sung in the 1970's. Does anybody know the answer?

On Paidomazoma (Devşirme, the "Blood Tax" or "Collecting/Gathering of Children")

Child from devşirme in the palace service (Alternative Title -
Fanciulo di Tributo creato nel Serraglio) , 1580

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