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Markos Vamvakaris

The Most Influential Greek Rebetika Singers of All Time

Rebetika, sometimes called the "Greek Blues," is perhaps the most influential genre of Greek music. While the movement as a whole was significant internationally, there were a few Rebetika singers that defined the iconic genre. Rebetika singers, musicians, and...

Rembetiko Festival in Syros Pays Tribute to Greek Musician Markos Vamvakaris

The Municipality of Syros in collaboration with thee Cyclades Chamber are organizing the first Rembetiko Festival to take place on the island. The festival will be held between August 31 and September 4. Syros has always been in the center...

UNESCO Tribute to the Greek Island of Syros

UNESCO is organizing a seven-day tribute, this week, to the beauty and unique culture of the Greek island of Syros in Athens, Greece. The neoclassical building of the Hellenic ICOMOS headquarters, will host an event that will acquaint people with...

Beloved Anna Chrysafi Passed Away

Anna Chrysafi, the first Greek singer ever to sing standing is no longer among us. The memorable singer, died at the age of 92 on September 2 in Kalyvia, Attica, where her beloved said their last goodbye. With a singing...

Musician Tasos Sophopoulos Passes Away

Tasos Sophopoulos, one of Greece'sgreatest musicians, who immigrated to America in the 1950’s, passed away at 78 years old, on Nov. 18.  orn in Petralona, Athens, in 1934, he was a great bouzouki player from an early age. He...