Homage to Vamvakaris - The Patriarch of Rebetiko

with: Rebetiko Carnival Musicians

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Event Info

DATE: Saturday 4 June 2016
TIME: doors open at 8pm, music starts at 8:30pm
VENUE: Vortex Jazz Club
TICKETS: Online £12 / £10 students, at door £14 (cash only)

Born on the island of Syros in 1905, from the humblest of roots, Markos Vamvakaris became revered as the Godfather of Rebetiko music. His uniquely simple way of playing the bouzouki together with his deep, earthy, 'metallic' voice became the iconic sound of Rebetiko music.

"We all, we are but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree". -Mikis Theodorakis

The musicians of the Rebetiko Carnival 2016 will present and perform a programme of Markos Vamvakaris greatest songs. Interspersed between the songs, short readings from his recently translated autobiography will inspire a deeper sense of connection and understanding of this talented musician’s work. This will be a unique opportunity to truly appreciate a man who so many regard as one of rebetiko most famous artists.

Copies of the autobiography 'Markos Vamvakaris - The Man and the Bouzouki' will be on sale at the event and can also be purchased online via greeklines.com

Instruments exhibition by luthier Christos Spourdalakis. Trying & purchasing will be possible.

Homage to Vamvakaris


Marina Deligianni - vocals
Spiros Bolovinis - bouzouki/vocals
Pavlos Carvalho - bouzouki
Manolis Taouxis - bouzouki
Iacovos Kirlappos - bouzouki
Niki Andronikou - baglama
Stelios Katsatsidis - accordion
Michalis Iskas - violin
Maria Tsirodimitri - guitar
Sarah Carvalho-Dubost - guitar
Yiannis Andrianakis - bass

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