The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I was at a Greek festival recently. One of the performing groups danced a Hasapiko. I didn't capture it on video because I ran out of space on my phone; but I did manage to take a picture of the dancers.
Hasapiko was originally a dance performed by the butcher's guild in Greece. The more modern form is also known as Sirtaki.
On the Universe of YouTube I found a superb rendition of Hasapiko performed by a couple to the beautiful song I Fili Mou Haramata (My Friends At The Break Of Dawn). The song blended so well with the dance that I had to share it.
The song itself is about a woman who wants to hide from everyone, including her friends, because of a relationship breakup. They gather at her house at dawn, happy, with drinks in their hands. She isn't having any of it.
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