“THE DAY OF UPROOTING”
1922: Evacuation of Eastern Thrace & Destruction of Smyrna
“We turned our memories into verse. We putted melody to our pain… and we sing!”
A double collector’s album that refers in to two very important historical events, inextricably linked: the evacuation of Eastern Thrace and the destruction of Smyrna.
As it is widely known, Eastern Thrace paid the price of defeat and was given as compensation to Turkey after the Armistice of Mudanya (October 1922).
This musical work, in the form of a double album, contains a USB stick with 28 songs.
Peggy Zina, Mario, Babis Tsertos, the Thracian Vangelis Dimoudis, Agathonas, Sofia Manou, Konstantinos Tsachouridis, Manos Koutsagelidis, Achilleas Chaldaiakis, Kostas Tiganis, Domna Mega, Lampros Vasiliou, Maria Vakali, Thanasis Voutsas, Anna Katsouli, Vassilis Kontogiorgos.
The music was written by the composer Zoe Teganouria and the lyrics by Kostas Asmanidis (Eastern Thrace section), Andreas Paraschos, Maria Papadaki, Ilias Katsoulis, Stamatis Mesimeris, Kostas Kartelias, Stavros Stavrou, Metropolitan Anthimos of Alexandroupolis, Sophia Lignou, Paschalis Bouras, Konstantinos Hieromnimon, Panagiotis Tiganourias, Giorgos Kozadinos, (Smyrna section).
This musical collection consists of 48 pages with the song lyrics, alongwith rich anecdotal historical photographic material kindly provided by the Hellenic National War Museum and the Historical & Cultural Museum of Orestiada, and also texts by renowned historians & authors.
A cultural heritage, dedicated to the memory of our ancestors that should NOT be missing from any Hellenic home!
Available in selected bookstores.