…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…

14th International Seminar-Meeting on the rebetiko July, 16-23 2023 Skyros Island, Greece

14th International Seminar-Meeting on the rebetiko July, 16-23 2023 Skyros Island, Greece

This year the 14th international seminar-meeting will take place from 16 to 23 July 2023 and coincides with the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the relevant UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and on the other hand with the celebration of the “European Days of Cultural Heritage”.

The seminar-meeting for the rebetiko of Skyros is one of the basic reference points about Rebetiko included in the official files of UNESCO’s texts.

This year, our events will be held as always, with respect to the heritage of rebetiko and in the positive aura of the beautiful island of Skyros. Our constant partners will be the local community, the PEAP of the Municipality of Skyros, the Museum of Manos and Anastasia Faltaits, the Cultural Association of Skyros “Anemoessa” (formerly SOPPA) and the SNE (Skyros Nautical Company).

Because of the number of the participants is limited, we’ll keep strict priority. Please contact us by phone or e-mail in order to declare your participation.

 George Makris and Spiros Goumas

Information tel: 0030210-6410211, 00306972335227

e-mail: makres@otenet.gr  and  info@spirosgoumas.gr

Detailed information about the seminar (lessons, speeches, concert etc.) will be announced later on website www.rebetikoseminar.com   In the same link you can find and download the minutes of 13th seminar and the previous Seminars -Meetings on the rebetiko song.


Information about Skyros Island can be found in the following site www.skyros.gr  


More Seminars

More Seminars

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and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis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