…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…

Urban folk music (rebetiko and folk song)

A seminar for four consecutive Sundays, from January 13, 2013 to February 3, 2013, at “Fivos Anogianakis” Museum of Greek Folk Music in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the Greek Folk Music Museum. The main subject of the seminar was a historiography of rebetiko and cover 4 periods Smyrnaean heritage, “Piraeus” period, Censorship of the Metaxas dictatorship (Kantadorika rebetika) and WWar II and Civil War. Organization by George Makris, material and presentation by George Makris and Nikos Politis. Music curated by Spyros Goumas. Played music and sang: Spyros Goumas, Giorgos Makris, Rena Strouliou, Kostas Tryfonopoulos, Isidoros Pateros, Giorgos Charatsis and Photini Karababa.


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The Feast of Feelings

Music night at the 1st street Market Sellers celebration entitled “The Feast of Feelings” with the rebetiko band “Parapetamenoi” with the participation of the master


“The Minore of Amerika”

“The Minore of Amerika” (2018-2019) A musical-theatrical performance that records and sings the timeless adventure of our people, with songs that accompanied Greek immigrants to


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and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis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