…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…

15th International Seminar-Meeting on the rebetiko July, 14-21, 2024 Skyros Island

This year, the 15th international seminar-meeting on rebetiko in Skyros will take place from 14 to 21 July 2024, as always with the contribution of the Municipality of Skyros, the Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa”, the Faltaits Museum and the local community.

Our events will be held, as always, with respect to the heritage of rebetiko and the positive aura of the beautiful island of Skyros.

We invite you all to attend the events open to the public during the seminar-meeting:

Opening meeting, Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 9 pm at the Faltaits Museum’s atrium. We will get acquainted, exchange views and have a drink with traditional snack, offered by the Municipality of Skyros.   

Open to audience speeches to the hall of “Anemoessa“Cultural Association:

  •  Tuesday, 16th of July 20:30 pm «Manolis Xiotis. The innovator of bouzouki» by Katerina-Mirto Fatourou and Kostas Kakoutopoulos.
  • Thursday, 18th of July 20:30 pm.  «Traditional clothing of Skyros Island» by George Georgoudis, President of the  Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa”
  • Central event in the Square of Chora, Skyros on Friday 19/7 9:00 pm with rebetika songs and dances by the participants of the seminar and the Cultural Association “Anemoessa”.
  • Online Concert with the participants of the seminar which will be broadcast live on Saturday 20 July 2024, 12 noon at the following link https://www.youtube.com/@parapetamenoi/streams

Open music nights in the picturesque taverns of the island, together with the participants and their friends from Monday 15/7 to Thursday 18/7 10 pm. The schedule of the taverns will be announced at the beginning of the seminar.

 Collaboration: Skyros Municipality, Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa“ and Faltaits Museum.

The international seminar-meeting for rebetiko in Skyros started in 2009 and all these years has had a basic volunteer support group, the “Parapetamenoi”. Furthermore, is supported and strengthened by friends and all those who have been involved through the seminar-meeting. The framework for organizing and implementing this voluntary initiative has remained unchanged 15 years up to date. From then until today, this voluntary effort takes place continuously in the third week of July in Skyros with the cooperation of the Municipality of Skyros, the Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa”, the Faltaits Museum and the local community. This year we announced the holding of the 15th international seminar-meeting for Rebetiko July 14-21, 2024.


George Makris and Spiros Goumas

Πληροφορίες-Information tel: 0030210-6410211, 00306972335227

e-mail: makres@otenet.gr and info@spirosgoumas.gr


More Seminars

More Seminars

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.