with Alekos Tsolakis and Gavrilos Kokonas

Wednesday 7th June 2023 @ Green Note

A set of classic and lesser known songs representing different stages and eras of the genre, performed by two of the most passionate advocates of rebetiko music on the scene today.


Alekos Tsolakis, voice/bouzouki

Gavrilos Kokonas, voice/guitar

Alekos Tsolakis

A 3-string bouzouki player,  Alekos is among the most notable representatives of the rebetiko and urban folk in Greece. Based in Thessaloniki, he lives and breathes music and is well-known for his passion, spontaneity, creativity and imagination. He has performed with many of the great rebetiko performers, including a regular partnership with the late Agathonas. 

Gavrilos Kokonas

Born in Thassos, Gavrilos Kokonas grew up surrounded by rebetika and songs from Asia Minor, and embarked on his musical journey aged fifteen, drawing on his family’s heritage. While working as a teacher in Alexandroupolis, he joined the troupe of the venerated Chronis Aidonidis in 1989, as a laouto, oud and saz player, and performed with him until 2005; in the following years he also released his own albums, composed music for the theatre, and performed with a number of celebrated musicians in Greece and around the world. He and his beloved Syrmatenia live (and fish!) on the island of Thassos.

Event Details

Doors open: 19:00

Music starts: 20:00

Music finishes: 22:30

Alekos Tsolakis:

Gavrilos Kokonas:

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