Theodore and the Sabouna


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View the videoDuring the winters of 1883 to 1885, Theodore and Mabel Bent journeyed throughout the Greek islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese in the Aegean Sea. Theodore recounted their travels in his book and in many journal articles. Mabel penned her chronicles day by day. Theodore’s accounts and Mabel’s chronicles together form a unique record of the life of the local people and their customs at a time when the modern Greek state was still in its infancy. Music and dance figure prominently in their writings. This video explores the relationhip that Theodore Bent had with the sabouna – the Greek bagpipe.

Clicking on the link below will take you to read the tale or view the video on another of our sites dedicated to, and integrated with, Theodore Bent’s book, ‘The Cyclades or Life Among the Insular Greeks‘.

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