…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…

Seminar / Concert Rebetiko: The Greek Urban Folk Music of the 20th Century

Seminar / Concert Rebetiko: The Greek Urban Folk Music of the 20th Century. In 30 April 2015 we had a tribute to the Rebetiko song at the Bosporus University, invited by the MIAM ILHAN USMANBAS Hall, Istanbul and in 1st and 2nd May 2015 we played two concerts at the Gitar café Kadıköy, Istanbul


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Memories of Sounds

At the portokaliradio program “Memories of Sounds” 4-2-2016 Kostas Giannakopoulos hosted George Makris on the occasion of the event “Footprints of rebetiko in Piraeus neighborhoods”.


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and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis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