…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…

Rebetiko seminar to Assos Music Camps

Parapetamenoi were invited from August 22 to 26 for a seminar on rebetiko as part of the Assos Music Camps organization,.

Our music group “Parapetamenoi” was invited from August 22 to 26 for a seminar focused on rebetiko, as part of the Assos Music Camps organization. The teacher was Spiros Goumas a rebetiko master and Music instructor and George Makris, founder of the international rebetiko seminar-meeting in Skyros with the support of “Parapetamenοi”. The history of rebetiko song was presented in 5 sections: The Smyrna song and the arrival of refugees from Asia Minor, the Piraeus rebetiko and the “Fabulous Four of Piraeus”, the Dictatorship of Metaxas and the censorship, the 2nd W War, Occupation and Resistance and finally the post-war rebetiko.

During the evening of Saturday, August 27, a concert was given at Kaz Mountains-Adatepe Village after the Assos camp. In the concert took place “Parapetamenoi” with guests Muammer Ketencoğlu, İvi Dermancı and Cengiz Onural. The band played over two hours on the stage and performed samples of rebetiko. It was a very warm and friendly evening which the audience watched the concert with great interest.

You can listen a recording of the program on 95.0 Açık Radio “Babil’den After” on the show of our friend Ercüment Gürçay here: https://archive.org/…/babilden-sonra-29.08.2022-edit…

Memories of the beautiful moments together with amazing musicians, excellent voices and very warm people at the rebetiko seminar 21-27/8/2022 in Assos, Turkey.  

“Five years convicted” by Vangelis Papazoglou sung in both languages https://youtu.be/3g_lvqX6co0

Dimitris Gogos Mpagianteras song “Esi ise trelokoritso” (1938) by Sophia Kontaratou, Spiros Goumas and Dimitris Goumas.Εμφάνιση λιγότερων https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me-nlOpo2l8

A musical journey with the improvisation by Spiros Goumas accompanied by Dimitris Goumas

You can watch more videos on the Facebook page of “Parapetamenatoi”.


More Seminars

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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.