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"The Journey of Askavlos" - an ethnomusicological docuemntary

Photo: Markus Haaser, 2011 Persons from left to right: Elias Krassas (tsampouna), Ioulianos Kottakis(tsampouna), Vassilis Psaras(ntoumpaki), Giannis Manios(tsampouna) What is this film about? Tell us a few words about it. This film is about an ancient instrument, called the Askavlos. This comes from the Greek words askos + avlos and means bag + pipe. And about how it is being revived today by a community that is trying to preserve it and pass it on to future generations....