…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…

“The Nostalgy of a Rebetis”

“The Nostalgy of a Rebetis” (2013-2017) Historiography of our rebetiko and folk music with a combination of pantomime and live music with the meeting of the actors of the street play group “Pezo-dromos” and the rebetiko band “Parapetamenoi”. The historic meeting of two musical genres, due to the Asia Minor Disaster: Piraeus and Smyrna, from which Rebetiko will be born. The show were presented at “Quilombo”, at “Cafe Voltaire”, at the terrace of “Lexi-logos”, at the Multicultural center “dieleusis” and at the “Chitirio” Theater.

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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

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and sociological approach of the development of rebetiko song, the names of the musical scales (dromoi) in rebetika, historical references to the life and work of great composers, singers and skilled players of rebetiko (Thanasis Manetas, Costas Bezos (A. Kostis), Marika Papagika, Panagiotis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