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The music played by ancient Greeks is believed to have evolved into Greek
folk traditions. Two musical movements in Greek folk music are said to have
taken place. These are the Klephtic songs and Acritic songs. The 9th century
akrites alternately also known as border guards of the Byzantine Empire are
believed to have inspired the Acritic music.
Towards the fall of the Byzantine period, before the Greek Revolution the klephtic music arose. This music evolved among the kleftes. The kleftes were warriors who fought against the Empire of Ottoman. No harmonic accompaniments are used in Klephtic music since it is monophonic in nature.
Paleá dhimotiká are old traditional songs basically from Thessaly and
Peloponnese. These are accompanied by tambourine, sclarinets, violins, and
guitars. They also include dance music forms like hasaposérviko, kalamatianó
syrtó, and tsámiko. Vocal music like kléftikoas is also included.
Arvanites are responsible for the recording of many such Greek music songs of a very early nature. Examples of such recordings are Yiorgios Papasidheris and Yiorgia Mittaki. Clarinet virtuosos such as Yiorgos Yevyelis, Tasos Halkias, and Yiannis Vassilopoulos are a few of the instrumentalist .Similarly fiddle players and oud like Yiorgos Koros and Nikos Saragoudas were also included.
All throughout Greece, Greek music of folk nature can be found. In communities of countries like the, Canada United States and Australia also Greek music can be found. Several regions of Turkey and the island of Cyprus are home to long-standing communities of ethnic Greeks who have retained music pertaining to their own unique styles.
The "tabachaniotika" songs are an urban musical repertory with a Cretan origin. They belong to the family of music like the music of Café-aman and that of the rebetiko, which unify Eastern music and Greek elements. An outcome of the Cretan-Minor Asia's Greek cultural syncretism is represented by this genre. This is in context with outcome in the East Mediterranean Sea. After the immigration of Smyrna's refugees in the year 1922 it developed, the more widespread rebetiko also developed around this time.