ΤΟ ΚΑΣΤΡΟ ΤΗΣ ΘΡΑΚΙΑΣ
THE CASTLE OF THRACE
Kariofyllis Dhoïtsidhis Theopoula and Labriana Dhoïtsdhi
Pan Vox, 1985, SPV 16340
This tape is part of the collection ''Songs and dances from Thrace n°11'' here performed by a group lead by K. Dhoïstidhis who is credited with the entire programme (lyrics and music); of course the repertoire is in fact traditional in its aspect. The Dhoïtsidhis are a well known musical family with Kariofyllis (vocal and outi) and his two daughters (vocals). They come from the village of Karoti near the Turkish border; the whole region lies between Bulgaria and Turkey and is called ''to kastro''. I supposed that the title of this tape and the last song refer to that area.
The instruments used here are clarinet, violin kanun, outi and toubeleki.