FDF and the Greek Diaspora

FDF and the Greek Diaspora

Alkis Raftis is the president of the International Dance Council at UNESCO, Paris. He is an avid dance researcher, with an emphasis in the ethnographic study of traditional Greek dance. Raftis attended the Greek Orthodox Folk Dance & Choral Festival (FDF) for the first time in 1991 when it was held in Seattle, WA.

Simonopetra Monks | Traditional Byzantine Chanting

The video above is an inspiring example of traditional Byzantine chanting. The choir of Simonopetra has published a series of collections that are renowned among Byzantine music enthusiasts. Agni Parthene, which translates to “O Pure Virgin,” is the most popular Byzantine chant and has earned the monastery widespread recognition.