Alkis Alkaios, one of Greece’s finest poets, passed away on Monday. He was 63. Alkaios, a pen name for Vangelis Liaros, shunned publicity, appearing publicly only once for the purposes of a recording. His verse, however, has been widely sung and will continue to express the musings and pains of the contemporary Greek. Two of his most memorable works have gone down in Greek music history – Embargo (1982) and Stou Aiona tin Paraga (1996). In remembrance, the Greek Vibe posts one of his most loved works, which took Greek music by storm. The powerful zeibeikiko “Roza” interpreted by Dimitris Mitropanos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sliaSXxnNcg

 He will be laid to rest in Parga, northern Greece.

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