'Smyrneika' are 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). B-side, as on old cassettes, is the “Secondary” … unlikely to become “hit records” and not “the focus of promotional efforts”.
A tribute to one of our musical legends, Kostas Skarvelis (1880-1922), a unique composer and virtuoso guitarist. Skarvelis's signature melodies are a testament to the Constantinopolitan urban musical tradition, a rich tapestry of sounds and emotions.
A tribute to Vasilis Tsitsanis (1915-1984), a unique composer, musician and innovator setting the path from rebetiko to laiko through a significant number of compositions. We will be performing less known compositions and a few classics.
A journey through the streets, alleyways and docks of Piraeus, as told by the songs that celebrate its vivid and colourful life. From Smyrneiko and Rembetiko to Theodorakis, Hatzidakis and Ksarhakos.
Zabetas, an iconic Greek musician, is known for his relatable, catchy songs that capture the essence of the human experience. His music is part of the DNA of Greek life!