Workshops/seminars

Workshops offer an opportunity to share the experience and knowledge of the current performers who are leading experts in their fields. Participants will be encouraged to interactively take part, playing and asking questions. All workshops are also open to the public to just listen.


Venue: The Music Room, The Cypriot Community centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, London N22 5HJ, United Kingdom

Nearest Tube: Wood Green

Timings. 3 hours duration, including a short break.

Tickets: £20 to be paid for in cash at the door. The fee for active participants and the listening public remains the same.

Participants must book places, to ensure that there is space.

Please email: rebetikocarnival@gmail.com


Sunday 4th March, 2018, 2pm – 5pm.

MARIOS PAPADEAS, santur/voice: Introduction to the santur-the piano of the Mediterranean.

Open to: All instrumentalists, singers and the general public.

Marios Papadeas, one of Greece’s leading experts in the santur and singing, shares his knowledge and skill about how to use the modal system in performance and composition Although lead through the santur this is a seminar open to all instrumentalists and singers.


Sunday 29th April, 2018, 2pm – 5pm

PLIRI NTAKSI. Harmony and interpretation of Greek rebetiko and popular song

Open to: Mainly bouzouki, guitar, voice, dance, but all instrumentalists welcome and the general public.

Lead by university teacher and the bouzouki player Leuteris Tsikouridis, the four members of Pliri Ntaksi come together to provide a workshop that covers the most important elements of performance in Greek popular music. The bouzouki, basso kitharo (the skill of playing the guitar both as melodic and accompanying rhythmic bass), singing and dancing.


 Sunday 10th June, 2018, 2pm – 5pm

KYRIAKOS GOUVENTAS, violin:  The violin in early rebetiko music

Open to: Mainly violinists, but also any instrumentalists, singers and the general public

A fascinating workshop given by Greece’s foremost violinist, focused on Greek traditional melodies that influence Rebetiko music.