A very Cretan wedding proposal in the heart of Heraklio. With music instruments and the typical mantinades, the groom to be decided to make a proposal to his beloved darling.
He, his friends and the musicians walked through the streets of Heraklio on Sunday to a cafeteria where his beloved one was enjoying her coffee.
Under the sound of lyra and laouto, the future groom sang a mantinada praising the beauties of his future bride.
Overwhelmed with emotions, the bride to be was standing there with tears in her eyes.
When he finished his mantinada, he approached his beloved one and kneeled in front of her holding a ring.
The happy bride to be accepted the ring and the proposal amid applaud by the present crowd.
Their common future was sealed with a kiss.
Mantinada is the art of musical declamation in form of a narrative or dialogue, sung in the rhythm of accompanying music.