…Even our heart suffers and pains
is fully occupied and “drifted” by love
and with bouzouki and guitars
sings softly and sweet like a bird…

13th Seminar- meeting 2022

13ο Διεθνές Σεμινάριο-συνάντηση για το ρεμπέτικο τραγούδι. Σκύρος, 17-24 Ιουλίου 2022

13th International Seminar-Meeting on the rebetiko 17-24 July, 2022 Skyros island, Greece

Dear friends,

The 13th International Seminar-meeting on rebetiko song will take place in Skyros Island, 17-24 July 2022. Responsible for the lessons is the musician Spyros Goumas. Responsible for administration is George Makris. Our supporters for this activity are, as always, the Folklore Museum “Manos and Anastasia Faltaits” and the PE.A.P of Skyros Municipality, the Skyros Shipping Co. (SNE) and the local community of Skyros island which welcome us in their hospitable places and altogether enjo the beautiful journey of our rebetiko music.The seminar-meeting together with the parallel and open to the public events is an institution, which exceeds the limits of the Greek territory.Its range reaches Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey, Cyprus, Finland, UK, France, Netherlands, Israel, etc. Moreover, the seminar preserves and promotes the value of rebetiko song as one of the main diachronic components of our urban civilization. Its timeless value brings new data to our music, contributing to the creative abilities and improvement of new musicians and their musical expression especially after the recognition and registration of Rebetiko in the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, December 2017.The voluntary effort of our team is based on our love for musical tradition, which enriches us with enthusiasm, passion and power to overcome many daily difficulties.

From the daily lessons in the welcoming space of the Skyros Cultural Association “Anemoessa”  

Music and dance event with the participants of the Seminar and the dancers of Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa” in the Central Square of Skyros on Friday 22/7/2022

https://www.facebook.com/673460406/videos/356737153289387/  (video – NiSi ’22) Niko Sikkes

Βραδινά μουσικά ταξίδια στις όμορφες ταβέρνες του νησιού Evening musical trips to the beautiful taverns of the island


You can see snapshots from the seminars meetings 2009-2021: https://youtu.be/UQj0bFJFm3s

George Makris and Spiros Goumas


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Proceedings of the rebetiko seminar-meetings in Skyros

Proceedings of the rebetiko seminar-meetings in Skyros are posted on the website of the seminar. Among others you can find a historical and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis Tountas, George Mitsakis, Giannis Papaioannou, Costas Kaplanis), even for not famous but not less important musicians of the interwar period (Kostas Faltaits, Grigoris Asikis, Dimitris Atraidis, Giakoumis Montanaris, Costas Tzovenos, Stavros Pantelidis) but also personal information for the not famous Urban musicians.
Historical data for Mortes, Koutsavakia and Magkes. You can also find Fado and rebetiko social relationships, an interesting approach titled “women in rebetiko” by the rebetiko researcher Gail Holst-Warhaft, an approach to the dances of 9, information about the flowering of rebetiko in Piraeus, the imprints of rebetiko in the neighborhoods of Piraeus, the growth of rebetiko in Thessaloniki and of course the rebetiko in Finland as well as personal revelations how the rebetiko touches our soul.