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Antonis Papadakis

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Origin  Crete, Greece
Movies  Last Words
Died  1980, Chania, Greece
Name  Antonis Papadakis
Occupation(s)  Composer, singer

Antonis Papadakis

Birth name  Antonis Papadakis Αντώνης Παπαδάκης
Similar People  Beate Mainka‑Jellinghaus, Thomas Mauch, Werner Herzog

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Antonis Papadakis, or Kareklas (1893–1980) was a Cretan musician and famous for his superb lyra performance. He was born in Pervolia, Rethymno and started playing the lyra since he was a kid. He is considered as one of the most important lyra performers of the early 20th century. When he started playing lyra the laouto was not yet established as an accompanying instrument of the lyre in Crete. Thus, he was occasionally using the string instrument boulgari as accompanying instrument, popular at that time in the Rethymnon. Bouzouki was a typical accompanying instrument for lyra at that time.

Kareklas' bohemian style was characteristic of his time; he died in the Chania incurable asylum in 1980 at the age of 87.


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