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The Japanese Bouzouki Player Who Performs Greek Rebetika

It is not often that you see a Japanese bouzouki player, much less a woman, indulging in her favorite instrument in faraway Kobe in Japan

The Legacy of Vassilis Tsitsanis in Greek Music

When Vassilis Tsitsanis passed away on January 18, 1984, on his 69th birthday, music historians and experts knew that there will never be another Tsitsanis and all popular Greek music from then on would derive from his legacy alone. Tsitsanis'...

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...

Revisiting Rebetika Roots at Melbourne’s Greek Centre

An open lecture about the roots of the Rebetika will be presented by Dr Demeter Tsounis on Thursday 26 April 2018, at the Greek Centre, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek...

Learn to Play Greek Bouzouki Online! [video]

Want to learn to play the bouzouki? It's never to late to start with lessons and now its easier than ever thanks to modern technology and online courses! This is an amazing resource for Greeks world-wide as well as non-Greeks...

Tsitsanis Tribute at the National Art School

More than 200 people filled the spectacular Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School in Sydney on Friday April 8 for the Vasilis Tsitsanis: Songs of the Peopleconcert presented as part of the 34th Greek Festival of Sydney. The...

Open Marrickville Has Got the Greek Blues

Forget the tango, flamenco and fado, rebetika is the true blues music of passion. Its melodies have been known to make grown men weep. Included as part of the Open Marrickville program and with the support of Marrickville Council,...