Τετάρτη, 16 Απριλίου 2008

Nouros, the kind-hearted

Nouros was not simply talented in singing manè. He was not only a connoisseur of the Byzantine music and cantor, even experienced from singing in Smyrna`s music stores. His voice was totally different compared to all others who sung manè. He was ingenious while singing, going beyond the usual limits. He was not only shaking his jaw, but he also did another movement having his lower lip pursed. He produced thus a sound, something like an "ouiii...". His voice could go very high and he used to prolong the improvisations in music phrases, far beyond the traditional limits. Nouros had the most kind, the most tender,the most sentimental voice, compared even to another big and sensible amanè singer, Dimitris Atraidis (both from Asia Minor). Nouros voice carried a demonic but calm duende which burned him but the dark sounds coming out through his mouth were soft and fragrant. No matter if he`s forgotten and people of today cannot understand and appreciate this music, HE IS IMMORTAL! He`s sitting together with Ogdontakis in the night Smyrnaic garden which I`ve arranged (see "I`ve found a garden"- 26/03/08) and don`t mind about anything, anymore...

Who`s the one...

http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/6/6/1947074/Manes%20matzore.mp3 Who`s the one who can see Nouros flying in his waving overcoat, pulling sea-drops from Bosporus, the footstool, his shoes and micrographies of Roza and Rita on his weak omoplate?