Proverbs help you understand how Greeks think. The song we present you today is called “Proverbs”. It was written in 1987 by Melina Tanagri. It contains 11 well known Greek proverbs. By listening to Greek songs you not only enjoy the music but also learn a lot about Greek language and culture. So with this song, you will have “killed two birds with one stone” (m’ énan sbáro dyó trigónia), as Greeks say.
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Are you in love with Greek music? If so, then listening to songs composed by Stavros Xarchakos and songs performed by Alkistis Protopsalti should be added to your to-do list.

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Rembetika music is closely connected to the name of Markos Vamvakaris, whose great significance for this genre is also reflected in his nickname: “the patriarch of the rebetiko.”
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For many Greek language learners, Greek music is the reason why they started learning Greek. Music is a fun and interesting way to learn the language. You can listen at any time of the day and the lyrics will not only help you to expand your vocabulary, but also make you feel closer to Greece and the Greek culture when you are not in Greece.
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It is never cold in Greece! Is it a myth or the truth? What do you believe?
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In the movie “Ouzeri Tsitsanis”, which was released in December 2015, there are both the Tsitsanis songs and music, composed by the famous composer Themis Karamouratidis.
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An Omilo student from Sweden, Gail Ricksecker, writes about her passion, Greek music and learning Greek.

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Do you also like Greek music?  Let’s enjoy beautiful Greek music while learning Greek.
Learn some Greek vocabulary with the popular song of singer and song writer L. Machairitsas ;
“What do I ask for?” “Τι ζητάω;”

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Greece has so many nice museums and so many nice songs! So let’s listen to a song about visiting a museum! We made a Greek listening exercise for you. Listen to the song and try to fill out the gaps in the lyrics under the video. Enjoy!
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Greeks, whenever they were facing difficulties, which is still something happening very often, have found a way to overcome and even to celebrate! The following Rebetiko song is an example of how they deal with difficulties! Its philosophy might be helpful for people to face life difficulties with more optimism!
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