“Greece 2021” Releases Video for 200 Years of Greek Independence

Watch the moving video released by the “Greece 2021” committee to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.

The song “May the dances never stop” (As kratisoun oi horoi) by singer-songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos was chosen by the “Greece 2021” committee as the soundtrack for the official video clip on the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, which was released Wednesday.

“Greece 2021” president Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki explained why the piece was considered the most fitting:

“We chose this song because it describes our common journey uniquely. In these 200 years, our ‘assembly’ unfolded and evolved. Our ‘bond became denser.’ We fell many times, but we rose again and ‘our friendships continued to write history’. In 2021 we will look ahead. We will merge our ‘longstanding and flaming orbits’ with a bright and hopeful future. Because the journey of the Greeks continues. So, may the dances never stop!” 

This article was first published on ekathimerini.com

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