Greece – HRDC


The Folklore song is still a living tradition today, incorporated effortlessly into the present culture of the Greek population. Folklore music constitutes a complex creation formed from poetry, melody and musical accompaniment. It was born and it was developed by people without formal education in order to transfer information about their social structures through morphological, cognitive and thematic treatments over time. The traditional folklore songs express the fights, the desires, the cheerful or difficult moments of the people, the heroisms, but also the respect and the supremacy of the soul, creating the feeling that they belong and express a universality. One of their particularities is that place and time do not function in a binding manner. It is that exact characteristic that gives us the opportunity to consider that folklore song can work metaphorically as Lace-Networks where boundaries of time and place are easier to overcome.

Through folklore singing the Hellenic Regional Development- Greece will approach the elderly and record their views in the European identity, their perception on today’s reality and cultural setting in which they live. Folklore song and poetry will give us the opportunity to approach from an artistic point of view different generations and formulate a coherent opinion on what degree the elderly are integrated with other generations and within the Hellenic society.