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Manolis Chiotis: Star of Greek Music was Bouzouki Virtuoso

Manolis Chiotis is considered to be one of the greatest bouzouki players of all time. The musician, composer, and singer revolutionized Greek music with his four-course bouzouki and made music from Greece popular across the world, even in the...

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 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...

Rebetiko Included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Rebetiko has been inscribed on UNESCO's "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity."

Meet “Balkumbia,” the Band Making ‘Rebetiko’ Popular in Latin America

It is Greek music, as well as Lithuanian, South American, Turkish and much more. This is the unique sound created by fusion band Balkumbia.

Greek Rebetiko Musician Agathonas Iakovidis Passes Away at Age 65

Greece's well-known Rebetiko musician Agathonas Iakovidis passed away suddenly in Thessaloniki at the age of 65 on Wednesday, according to information from the website thestival.gr. The famed musician, who was not known to have had any chronic health ailments, was...

Japanese Musician Tookaya to Perform at Melbourne’s Rebetiko Festival

Atsushi Tookaya, the Japanese national with a passion for Greek rebetiko music, will perform at Melbourne’s Rebetiko Festival on March 23. Rebetiko, also widely known as the "Greek Blues," is the urban, improvisational music which marvelously blends elements from Byzantine,...

Remembering Legendary Musician Tsitsanis, 35 Years After His Death

January 18, 2019 marks 104 years since the birth of the brilliant Greek musician Vassilis Tsitsanis, as well as 35 years since his passing. Born in 1915 in Trikala, Thessaly, Tsitsanis was destined to become one of Greece’s most popular and...

Greek Music Festival Hits Melbourne on Saturday

Musicians from Greece and Australia will pay homage to the Greek blues, or Rebetiko, in a festival at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday. Pliri Ntaxei and Chrysoula K & Purpura from Greece, plus Australia-based performers Zourouna, the Melbourne Rebetiko...

Rebetiko Tunes To Fill the Streets of London Throughout June (video)

Starting this Saturday on June 4th and until July 2nd, the Rebetiko Carnival 2016 will give the opportunity to Londoners to experience and enjoy the history and beauty of the Rebetiko music genre. Rebetiko, is one of Greece's most iconic music...