…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…

14th International Seminar-Meeting on the rebetiko July, 16-23 2023 Skyros Island, Greece

The 14th international seminar-meeting took place from 16 to 23 July 2023 in Skyros. It coincides with the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the relevant UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and with the celebration of the “European Days of Cultural Heritage”. The international seminar-meeting on rebetiko in Skyros is a point of reference in the official text of UNESCO for rebetiko.

Our events were held, as always, with respect to the heritage of rebetiko and the positive aura of the beautiful island of Skyros.Our constant partners are the local community, the PEAP of the Municipality of Skyros, the Museum of Manos and Anastasia Faltaits, the Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa” (formerly SOPPA) and the SNE (Skyros Nautical Company).

Open meeting on Sunday 16 July 2023 at 9 pm in the atrium of Faltaits Museum with the participants and friends of the seminar. At the meeting we met and exchanged opinions and had a drink with a simple traditional treat, offered by the Municipality of Skyros.

Open to audience speeches to the hall of  “Anemoessa Cultural Assosiation

Tuesday, 18th of July 20:30 pm «Markos Vamvakaris, the soul of the rebetiko. Rebetiko as a living heritage of humanity» by George Makris.

Thursday, 20st  of July 20:30 pm  «Harmonica and accordion at rebetiko music. The case study of  Vamvakari’s discography» by Katerina-Mirto Fatourou.

  «The folk dances of the rebetiko song» by George Georgoudis, President of the  Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa”

Central event in the Square of Chora, Skyros on Friday 21/7 9:00 pm with rebetika songs and dances by the participants of the seminar and the Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa”.

Open music nights in the picturesque taverns of the island, together with the participants and their friends from Monday 17/7 to Thursday 20/7 10 pm.

The video recording of the concert that took place on Saturday, July 22, 2023 in the context of the 14th international seminar-meeting on rebetiko in Skyrosfor those who could not watch it live.https://youtu.be/52Z6fCftbnY

Enjoy the journey dedicated to the 14th seminar on rebetiko in Skyros 2023 as experienced by our friends Borislav and Silvia. Thank them for the beautiful gift. We hope to be together again next year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeiKtH1rktw

In the link you can find and download the minutes of 13th seminar and the previous Seminars -Meetings on the rebetiko song. https://www.rebetikoseminar.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Praktika_13_2022.pdf The minutes of the 14th seminar-meeting on rebetiko will be published soon.

Information about Skyros Island can be found in the following site www.skyros.gr  


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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.