Voices of Greece: Theodorakis

With Plastikes Karekles

Sat, 28 January 2023, 19:00

Join us for an evening of music and poetry by the iconic Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021) and the greatest poets of Greece. Newly translated and recited to reach out to all non-Greek speaking music and poetry lovers this is an evening for everyone. From the composer who brought us the uplifting and infectious Zorba the Greek, performed by one of the most exciting, foot tapping, heart pumping bands in the UK, you will be “singing and dancing in the aisles” (Nottingham Post).

Tonight’s performance is supported by The Rebetiko Carnival, a registered UK charity dedicated to the promotion of Greek and Asia minor culture, and outreach and education work throughout the UK. Their philanthropic work takes them to schools, special needs residences, hospitals and hospices, homeless shelters.

This music is for all generations and all nationalities.

There will be an optional collection at the end of the concert which will go towards the outreach projects of the charity.

Plastikes Karekles
Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki/voice
George Tsolakis, guitar/voice
Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar/voice
Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, cello
George Angelopoulos, bouzouki/baglama
Manolis Taouxis, doublebass/bouzouki

“Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself.”
–Songlines magazine

“These musicians wowed a captivated audience…they had people dancing in the aisles and evoked memories of sunnier climes”

– Nottingham Press

“Powerfully emotional, moving and involving”,

– Song Lines magazine

Plastikes Karekles is one of the foremost bands in the performance and cultivation of Greek music in the UK and abroad. Internationally they have performed at festivals in Greece, France, Italy, Scotland, Wales and Qatar. In the UK they have performed at Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall as part of the Proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note, Vortex and the Forge, London. They have also performed at Kings Place, London both as part of the Rebetiko Carnival festival and Equator: Women of the World festival.


The musicians of Plastikes Karekles are also the founding members of the Rebetiko Carnival, a charity and festival with Rebetiko music at its heart and dedicated to performance, outreach and education. They take music to schools, hospitals, prisons and care homes throughout the UK

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