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Zorba's kefi


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Zorba’s Kefi by John Williams

The Greeks have a word kefi which translates as “an abundance of exuberance and fun”. Lonely Planet guidebooks put it as “The Greeks have kefi in abundance - Zorba was the king of kefi”. And that is what this CD is about. I guess it was karma when the editor sent me this CD to review as my wife and I had just come back from a cruise of the Greek Isles the week before. As soon as I put it on to listen I was transported right back to Santorini. How cruel was that Mr.Editor! Seriously though this is a wonderful CD to listen to and it does transport the listener to all things Greek. Zorba’skefi have been playing traditional Greek music for the past twenty five years and it shows on this CD. They have a nice blend of bouzouki, guitar and vocals, both male and female. I would have liked a bit more information on the CD jacket about the individual performers but there was none so I cannot inform the readers who does what without guessing and the band website is under construction at this stage. Those who follow the band will know more details. The CD opens with the classic track “Never on a Sunday”. It is a beautiful rendition of a very well known tune. The instrumental tracks are “Helidoni”, “Zorba the Greek” and (deep sigh….) “Santorini Sunset”. They all show the fine pairing of guitar and bouzouki and are so easy to listen to. Zorba in particular is one that will be played a lot at our family gatherings, if I can just get my feet to work. Now where’s that bottle of ouzo? There are several tracks with Greek vocals. They are all easy to listen to even if you don’t speak Greek so don’t let that put you off. If you enjoy Greek music you won’t be disappointed with this CD. It will be played regularly at our house if only to bring back all those beautiful travel memories.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 July, 2008.