Traditional Dance and Songs
Skiathos Traditional Dance and Song… :: | TRIBUTES Dance and Song
Skiathos has a large number of folk songs, most of which are narrative. The beginning of these songs goes back to the Middle Ages.
The most characteristic Skiathan song is Kamara, which is sung by women wearing their official costume.
This folk song is a variation of the haunted Gefyri tis Artas (The bridge of Arta). Each verse is sung to the same melody, with the same repetitions and with a bob.
The chorus was a couplet which praised love, with a similar rhythm to the stressed one.
This song is danced with great grace following the dance with the same name after the second resurrection and on Saint Georges day.
When the town had been moved to the castle, the Kamara was danced on the roof of the castle.
When they relocated to the new town, it was danced on the threshing floors and later at Saint Triada.
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