…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…

“Opou Giorgos ke malama”

“Opou Giorgos ke malama” A theatrical-musical performance dedicated to the poet-composer George Mitsakis in a dramaturgical treatment by George Makris based on the book “George Mitsakis: Autobiography” by Nikos Economou. Performed from March 2017 to December 2017 at the Multicultural center “dieleusis”. Directed by Annie Loulou. Actors Annie Loulou and Aristogeiton Kotsas. Musicians: Spiros Goumas bouzouki, song, George Makris song, Sophia Kontaratou song, George Charatsis bouzouki, Kostas Tryfonopoulos guitar, song and Photini Karababa baglama.


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Music events

Music events March 10, 2013 and September 20, 2013 in collaboration with the Egaleo Municipal’s Philharmonic, the Choir and the Dance Group of the Hellenic


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and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis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.