Homage to Zambetas

with: Pavlos Melas, Nikos Shacolas, Dunja Botic, & friends

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Event Info

DATE: Wednesday 29 June 2016
TIME: doors open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8pm
VENUE: Jamboree
TICKETS: Online £12 / £10 students, at door £14 (cash only)

Giorgos Zambetas is a symbol for Greek music. He marks an era for bouzouki playing and a distinctive genre which is essentially his genre. He gained national fame in Greece in the 60s and 70s. He had an incredibly strong 'penia' (plucking) on the bouzouki and an impressive bravado in his singing and performance style. But he was also a very sensitive man and composer. His time-lasting compositions are still played and sung all over Greece.

Giorgos Zambetas


Pavlos Melas -guitar & vocals
Pavlos Mélas, born raised in Athens is a London based musician, composer and producer. Pavlos made his first steps in music under the influence of his parents. From a young age, he studied classical guitar and later obtained a teaching degree in Byzantine music. He is the founder of the London Greek Collective, an initiative aiming to revive folk and urban Hellenic songs in the UK. He is also the founder of 'Kourelou', a traditional band with a contemporary perspective.

Nicos Shacolas - bouzouki
Nicos Shacolas is one of the best bouzouki players in London. A unique improviser and a virtuoso, he became very successful during the 'golden era' for Greek music during the 70's and 80's. He has followed a successful career ever since.

Dunja Botic - vocals
Dunja Botic, is half Serbian and half Greek, hailing from Athens. Multilingual and multi-influenced she specialises in Balkan vocal techniques and various styles from the North-Eastern Mediterranean. She also teaches traditional Greek choral music.

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