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I lost my country. I cried and hurt. I feel helpless and long for things I can’t forget. I wish I could drink water and wash my eyes at the well in my yard once more. I lost my graves; I didn’t forget those I buried. I reminisce about my relatives and carry them in my little soul.


from Like Never & Like Always, released June 10, 2016
"Tin patridham ehasa", traditional, Pontus, Greece, lyrics by Christos Antoniadis



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True Life Trio & Gari Hegedus Oakland, California

True Life Trio performs riveting, open-voice harmonies from Eastern Europe & the Americas, exploring the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions.

Gari Hegedus plays oud, saz, violin and a range of stringed instruments from Greece and Turkey. His vast repertoire and playing styles reach as far as the Arab lands, Iran and India.
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