GORHAM – Skordalia, a Boston-based band
that has performed all over New England, will bring its lively Greek
music of the Aegean islands and Asia Minor to the University of
Southern Maine campus on Friday, May 1.
Influenced by one of the band member’s Mytilenean roots, Skordalia
features the sound of the sandouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) as well as
outi, guitar, and percussion (darbouka).
While much of the music the three-member band plays belongs to the
musical tradition of Mytilene, it constitutes only one portion of
Skordalia’s repertoire. The band also performs “dimotika,” “rembetika”
and traditional dance tunes from throughout the Aegean and Greek
mainland and the Aegean region, including Asia Minor (western Turkey).
The band promises to play a final dance set so there’ll be a change to
dance at the end. Following the concert, there will be a skordalia
tasting contest. Skordalia is a zesty garlic/potato spread
traditionally eaten with beets, or certain fried fish, or with bread.
Bring your best recipe (with bread or crackers); the three recipes that
garner the most votes will win prizes.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall. Tickets are $15/$10/$5.

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