Nacho Sotomayor - Aegeus (Αιγεύς) (Aigeús)
- (Λάμπει, λάμπει, λάμπει...)
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The lyrics as well as the vocals of the song come from a composition originally made by the Greek musician and composer Vangelis (Papathanasiou, best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire), titled "Oi Kolokotroneoi" (album: Odes - 1979). The lyrics come from a well-known Peloponnesian folk song and the vocals belong to the Greek actress and singer Irene Papas.
Listen to the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGBAGPljkbY
The Kolokotroneoi were a family of klefts (highwaymen turned self-appointed armatoloi, anti-Ottoman insurgents, and warlike mountain-folk who lived in the countryside when Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire), a powerful and respected clan in Arcadia (central Peloponnese) in the 18th century. The most well-known member of the family is Theodoros Kolokotronis (aka Geros tou Moria), a general, the pre-eminent leader and one of the most prominent figures of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire.
From the Greek anti (instead) and dōron (gift). In the Orthodox church, this is a small piece of prosforo (holy bread) that is distributed after a mass to those who did not receive communion.