Eurovision πάλι…

… και πάλι η Ελλάδα με τραγούδι όχι στη γλώσσα της. Λες και ντρεπόμαστε για την γλώσσα μας. Θεωρήθηκε ότι πρέπει τα τραγούδια που στέλνουμε να είναι στην αγγλική για να είναι πιό κατανοητά και να καταφέρουμε να διακριθούμε. Κυνηγήσαμε την πρωτιά και την πήραμε. Και τώρα; Πότε θα έρθει η αφύπνιση; Γιατί δεν προβάλλουμε την γλώσσα μας; Γιατί ζητάμε να μας σεβαστούν όλοι οι άλλοι όταν εμείς δεν σεβόμαστε την Ελληνικότητά μας;
Ζηλεύω τις χώρες που με υπερηφάνεια βγαίνουν με τραγούδι στη γλώσσα τους και μας δίνουν την ευκαιρία να ακούσουμε τους ήχους του κόσμου τους.

Eurovision – France: Sognu

Η Γαλλία στην Eurovision me Κορσικάνικο τραγούδι… δηλαδή Ιταλικό!

Καταπληκτικός ο τραγουδιστής,  Amaury Vassili, συναρπαστική η μουσική και το τραγούδι του!

Original Lyrics

Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Final
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Performer: Amaury Vassili
Song title: Sognu
Song writer(s): Jean-Pierre Marcellesi, Julie Miller
Song composer(s): Daniel Moyne, Quentin Bachelet

Sognu di ste labbre
Di sta voce chjara è pura
U ricordu mai spentu in mè
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Greece Seeks its Role in the World

Greece in the world

Greece’s relationship with the rest of the world is something of a see-saw oscillation between self-absorption and extroversion, between navel-gazing and punching above its weight in the international arena. On the one hand, this is the result of the intense local politics in which all Greeks are involved and, on the other, of the demands placed on the country by its responsibilities as a member of international organizations. Greece’s current presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), like its presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2003, is purely the result of chance. The fact that the country finds itself handling major crises during these rotating presidencies is merely a consequence of these chance developments. And Greece rises to the challenge, just as it did when – after tough lobbying – it gained a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. Continue reading

Acropolis now! A museum for the Elgin Marbles

From “The Indipendent”                          By Claire Soares in Athens

The battle to recover the Elgin Marbles has been long and fruitless. Now Greece has built a museum in the hope it will one day house them.

From a distance, you could almost mistake it for a designer multi-storey car park. The grey concrete and angular lines are certainly a contrast to the classical marble edifice in whose shadow it stands. Yet the Parthenon seems to look down on the architectural upstart not with disapproval but pride, affection, and most of all hope. Hope that the new offspring can finally bring the ancestral treasures home. Continue reading

9 Μαίου – Γενέθλια Ημέρα της Ευρώπης!

Στίς 9 Μαίου 1950 ο Robert Schuman πρότεινε τη δημιουργία μιας οργανωμένης Ευρώπης, απαραίτητη προϋπόθεση για τη διατήρηση ειρηνικών σχέσεων μεταξύ των λαών της. Η πρόταση αυτή, γνωστή ως “Δήλωση Schuman“, θεωρείται ως η απαρχή γέννεσης της οντότητας που  εξελίχθηκε στη σημερινή “Ευρωπαική  Ένωση”.

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Easter Traditions Around The World

easter_craft_main Happy Easter to all of you!

glob-carnEvery nation and every culture have their own customs and traditions regarding festivity celebration. There is something unique about every place that sets it apart from others. This holds true for Easter customs & traditions too. The diversity of the world is reflected in their festive holiday celebrations. It is interesting to collect information about Easter traditions around the world. Read further to know about Easter celebration world over… Continue reading