Plastikes Karekles play Attik/Souyioul

“Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself.” –Songlines magazine Tickets: http://www.arthousecrouchend.co.uk/live-2/ Plastikes Karekles venture beyond rebetiko in a concert of Greek Retro music. The two greatest composers of this music are Souyioul and Attic, and we will be performing our favourite songs from both these composers. The music is beautifully lyrical and sentimental and included many tangos and boleros, which became a […]


Icons of Greek music: Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, Xarhakos

This special event will bring again together a quintet of musicians and friends from different bands who share the same passion for these 3 ‘giants’ of Greek music. The audience will listen to beloved melodies from Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis and Stavros Xarhakos who compossed them for different reasons during almost the same decades. Songs that dressed beautiful poems and coloured movies, that were inspired by political situations or talk […]


’30’ & ‘Beloved Days’ – UK film screenings

Lobby for Cyprus is proud to announce that it is a media sponsor of two films that reflect the drama and the innocence of the people of Cyprus. 30: The wound that never heals (short film). Cyprus, 1974. Maria is trying to find out anything she can about her son who is on the battlefield. A shocking twist of fate determines the course of the rest of her life. Beloved Days: […]


Marinella tribute

Marinella is one of the most popular Greek female singers, whose career has spanned over several decades. Even though Marinella is often considered a singer of folk songs, her range is quite broad and has included a variety of musical styles including traditional, laika, pop, blues, and jazz. Marinella is characterised as “The Great Lady of Song” in Greece, where she is regarded with great respect. She has released 66 […]


Women in Greek Music

Women in Greek music A concert dedicated to all the women songwriters in Greek music. We will discover through the songs the importance of the female art in composing or writing the lyrics, stories that have been recently discovered and experience the evolution or revolution through their songs since the rebetiko era until today. Musicians: Spyros Katsaros piano Dimitris Gionis bouzouki Giorgos Tsolakis guitar vocals Marina Deligianni vocals Art House […]


Voices from Greece: poetry and music, with Plastikes Karekles

An evening of the most beautiful poetry from Greece set to music. Poetry of protest, rebellion, love and hope. With the album “Epitaphios” where Theodorakis set the heart breaking poetry of Ritsos to music using musicians and instruments born from the rebetiko era the barrier between underground music and “high art poetry” was broken. The collaborations that then followed between composers such as Markopoulos, Hadjidakis, Moutsis, Andrionopoulos, Tranoudakis and poets […]