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…
The musical magic course of “Parapetamenoi” (neglected ones) has been working on preserving and spreading the rebetiko song since its founding in 1999. Light house and common place for our effort was the love for the rebetiko and folk song, as well. Observing, as far as possible, modern music streams we believe that the language of music is unified and free from obstacles and artificial barriers, so that it can be produced consistently and morally.
The Seminar-Meeting, which has been running continuously from 2009 until today, in collaboration with the Faltaits Museum and the Municipality of Skyros, along with its parallel and open to public events, is an institution that transcends the boundaries of Greek territory.
Its reach extends to Sweden, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey, Cyprus, Finland, France, Netherlands, Israel etc.
“Parapetamenoi” since its establishment (1999) until today have a musical presence mainly based on the voluntary contributions of its members and associates. The main material of their performances is the rebetiko with tributes for most of the creators and singers of rebetiko based on original recordings
“Parapetamenoi” perform the song “Na giati girno mes tin Athina” with lyrics and music composed by the great composer of rebetiko Vassilis Tsitsanis (photo).
“Vadizo me parapono (Pira to dromo to steno)” lyrics by G. Fotidas and music composed by Giannis Papaioannou, one of the most important representatives of rebetiko. Live performance by “Parapetamenoi”
“Chronia ston Perea (Xronia mes tin Troumpa)” Lyrics-music by the “Patriarch” of rebetiko Markos Vamvakaris (photo). From the music album “Rebetiko’s Footprints in Piraeus Neighborhoods” 2014, by the bouzouki master Spyros Goumas and the music group “Parapetamenoi”.
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and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis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.