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I know this tune from the Christmas plays that I organize for our school. I like it a lot, and it probably has the least touching points with anything Greek or Mediterranean. And then one day, I came with two ideas, both very Greek, both taking the actual mood quite away. One in Zeimbekiko rhythm (a Greek, slow version of 9/8) and the other in Sirto (used a lot on the islands). A long Zeimbekiko tune would simply be a killjoy, especially if the melody is not native Greek. It didn't take long to figure out that combining both of them would be the way forward.

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from My Greek Christmas Album (2011), released October 16, 2011
tune: Forest Green, English folk

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Viktor Mastoridis - Melodist London, UK

Viktor is a composer of music ranging from Rock and Hip-hop in ex-Yugoslavia to Greek & Balkan Neo-Folk and Blues Fusion in London, UK.
He sings and plays the guitar, bouzouki, bass, baglamas and tambura; including drum machine and midi sequencing.
Influenced by Peter Green, Santana, Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple to Dalaras, Tsitsanis, Nikola Badev, Smak & Yu Grupa
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