Rural Folk Anthology

Rural Folk Anthology Friday 7th June 2024 @ The Puppet Barge Book Now ‘Rebétiko’ music is often considered a unique genre on its own, and ‘paradosiaká’ refer to traditional Greek folk music. However, both genres share similar expressive elements. They utilise related musical scales, modality, and even the same lyrics or musical themes in many… Continue reading Rural Folk Anthology

Lonely Man Project

Lonely Man Project Monday 10th June 2024 @ The Green Note Book Now Akis Pitsanis, a multi-instrumentalist, will present a solo project where he combines and experiments with sounds from both western and eastern cultures. The electric guitar comprises the instrumental foundation of this project, with folk instruments such as ney, bouzouki, and Cretan lyra… Continue reading Lonely Man Project

Rebet Asker Greek Roots Series: Sevdalides

Rebet Asker Greek Roots Series: Sevdalides Saturday 15th June 2024 @ The Green Note Book Now  “Sevdalides” will be once again performing at the Green Note in Camden. The programme will be based on Rebetiko repertoire by various artists, ranging from different periods of the Rebetiko era. This repertoire consists of a few known Rebetiko… Continue reading Rebet Asker Greek Roots Series: Sevdalides

Celebrating Tsitsanis

Celebrating Tsitsanis Friday 14th June 2024 @ Music and Beans Free Event! Vasilis Tsitsanis (1915-1984) is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest icons of Greek music. Born of the Rebetiko tradition, over the many years of composing his music evolved into the more popular music form ‘laiko’. He is attributed with revolutionising the sound… Continue reading Celebrating Tsitsanis

Greek folk guitar (workshop)

Greek folk guitar (workshop) Tuesday 11th June 2024 @ The Cypriot Community Centre Book Now This workshop is based on the repertoire of Greek urban folk music during the first half of the 20th century. The guitar was a fundamental instrument in the recordings of the gramophone era. Consequently, there is abundant material to study… Continue reading Greek folk guitar (workshop)

Our song is yours (?)

Our song is yours (?) Thursday 6th June 2024 @ The Cypriot Community Centre Book Now Could we imagine that the songs we have been singing for years, celebrating, and dancing to, and which have eventually become features of our collective identities, are songs that played the exact same roles elsewhere on the planet? Studying… Continue reading Our song is yours (?)