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Flame On: Protest Songs From Greece

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The economic turmoil in Greece — and the severe spending cuts that followed — sparked massive demonstrations over this past summer and into fall. And, as is often the case, this movement came with a soundtrack.

In an interview, music critic Maria Paravantes from Athens, Greece, walks All Things Considered host Robert Siegel through a few of the songs that have given voice to Greek frustration and anger this year. The common thread throughout is that the music being used today isn't new at all, but instead dates back almost four decades — one even back to Greek poet Georgios Souris 100 years ago. You can listen to the conversation by clicking the audio link above, and hear the songs below.

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