Misirlou – USA (Greek and Armenian)

Misirlou is a song (see Misirlou under MUSIC)

Also see Kritiko Syrto, Haniotikos under Living Dances

As stated below, Misirlou the dance came out of an attempt to perform Kritiko Syrto at a time when Greek music was very hard to come by in the USA outside of Greek immigrant communities.



Armenian-Americans also do a Misirlou/Kritiko Syrto, though they dance it to the tune “Eench Eemanaee”


In Greece, Misirlou is considered a song suitable for tsifte telli, a solo woman’s dance.


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