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Saoulis Ensemble
Influence: Balkan
Genre: greek
Influence: Mediterranean
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Rebetiko - Anestis Delias - The pain of the junkie   I would like to share something which created strong feelings in me. It really moved me... I was trying to play something on my bouzouki and suddenly I realized I was playing a melody quite known to me. I knew this melody. I was playing it decades ago. I looked up in youtube. I found a version of the song which was performed by Payoumtzis but the lyrics was not what I could recall. “Of course”, I thought, “it is the censored version”  although rerecorded and published again during the 60’s for commercial reasons. I went on searching and in a couple of minutes I recalled the very first version. “O ponos tou prezakia” ( The pain of the junkie) by Anestis Delias ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anestis_Delias ). I recalled also his story by looking in several sites and remembered how he lived and how he died. He wrote this song about his own future death ( 31 July 1944 ) ! I was in the middle of a production and I thought by myself: “do not even  think about it!... No time for this now… go on with what you are currently buzy…” I was and remained impulsive though…  http://ethnocloud.com/Saoulis_Ensemble/?song=8019&b=6640   Lyrics:   Anestis Delias Music:   Anestis Delias First version:   Anestis Delias From the time that i started sniffing the drugs the world has rejected me I don't know what to do the world has rejected me I don't know what to do from the time that i started sniffing the drugs Wherever i stand and i go they make fun of me and my soul can't stand that they call me a junkie and my soul can't stand that they call me a junkie wherever i stand and i go they make fun of me After sniffing i started using the needle and slowly my body started to disintegrate and slowly my body started to disintegrate after sniffing i started using the needle Nothing remains for me to do in this world since the drugs made me die in the street since the drugs made me die in the street nothing remains for me to do in this world more
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For years I was rambling in Western Europe and I felt the need to hark back to what was fascinating me more: The music and the culture of the region I was born in and grown up. Rebetika, Greek traditional music, contemporary Greek composers and poets. During my attempt to find out more about the above-mentioned sources, a pathway to Anatolia was revealed. Therefore, I was harking for any soun... more
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