Greek Roots Series: Sevdalides

Rebet Asker Greek Roots Series: Sevdalides Sunday 12th November 2023 @ Green Note Book Now The newly formed quartet “Oi Sevdalides” have the honour of officially appearing for the first time at the Green Note in Camden. The programme will be based on Rebetiko repertoire by various artists, ranging from different periods of the Rebetiko… Continue reading Greek Roots Series: Sevdalides

Smyrneika ‘B-side’

Smyrneika ‘B-side’ Sunday 22nd October 2023 @ Jamboree Book Now Smyrneika We use the term ‘Smyrneika’ quite loosely as songs that were recorded in the early parts of the 20th century in Istanbul or Smyrni from Greeks living there based mainly on ‘Makams’ (modal music). Following the destruction of Smyrna and the forced migration of… Continue reading Smyrneika ‘B-side’

Greek Roots Series: Tribute to Skarvelis

Greek Roots Series: Tribute to Skarvelis Sunday 8th October 2023 @ Green Note Book Now Kostas Skarvelis (1880-1922), born and raised in the vibrant streets of Constantinople, displayed an innate talent for music from a young age. Despite facing adversities and lacking formal education, he blossomed into a virtuoso guitarist by the age of 17.… Continue reading Greek Roots Series: Tribute to Skarvelis

Greek Roots Series: Tribute to Tsitsanis

Greek Roots Series: Tribute to Tsitsanis Saturday 16th September 2023 @ Green Note Book Now 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… Continue reading Greek Roots Series: Tribute to Tsitsanis