…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’s Footprints in Piraeus Neighborhoods

“Rebetiko’s Footprints in Piraeus Neighborhoods”. 21 and 22, March 2014 we presented a tribute to the “Rebetiko’s Footprints in Piraeus Neighborhoods” at the Piraeus Municipality’s Gallery and September 15, 2014 at the Museum’s garden of Greek Folk Instruments. The texts material collected and presented by Thanasis Vlahos. Spyros Goumas: music editing, bouzouki and song, Kostas Tryfonopoulos: bouzouki, Isidoros Pateros: guitar, Photini Karababa: baglama, Politimi Toli: song, George Makris: song.

The event was repeated on 5/2/2016 at the “Aliko” music scene, in December 2016 at the multicultural center “dieleusis” in Kypseli, in December 2018 at the Port Authority of Piraeus (O.L.P)…

…and in January 2019 at the “Lykeion Ellinidon” in Athens.


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and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis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