My Funny Valentine… a tapestry of Greek love songs

Thanasis Gavos   Sunday, 14 February 2016; 7:00pm
Rebetiko Carnival, Valentine's,

Rebetiko Carnival 2016 presents a night of Greek love music!

As the tempestuous storms of love thunder down on the country, sweeping some off their feet, but crushing others, join us as we celebrate…or commiserate together.

There is nothing a good Greek love song cannot fix!

A concert for all to enjoy…those who have found love and those who lost it. We will fill your evening and heart with a selection of the most beautiful songs praising love’s beauty and others cursing its fickle destructive nature.


Marina Deligianni, vocals
Pavlos Carvalho, cello/bouzouki
Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar
Yiannis Andriannakis, electric bass



Online £11 (a booking fee applies) https://myfunnyvalentinegrm.eventbrite.co.uk

At the door £14 (we can only accept cash payments)

Venue Information:

Arcola Bar, 24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL London, United Kingdom

Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm

Arcola bar comprises both seating and standing space. Seating arrangements are ‘cabaret style’ with around 50 chairs around a variety of tables similar to a jazz club. Seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat we recommend arriving early. Table reservations are not possible.


Rebetiko Carnival 2016

Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture called “Rebetes”. It emerged in Greece in the 1920s, but is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece,  Asia Minor, Ottoman modal art music, Byzantine chant, and cafe music. The music expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time, through war, poverty and incarceration, as well as other deeply felt sentiments and aspects of everyday life. Although the bouzouki is the instrument which has been mostly associated with the music, the rich tapestry of influences in the music has been coloured by the many different instruments used; oud, kanun, violin, accordion, guitar.

Rebetiko Carnival 2016 celebrates this amalgamation of cultures, and instruments by bringing to the people of London a whole month of music, workshops, seminars, puppetry, and exhibitions.


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