Apr
20

Theodorakis: The love songs, by Plastikes Karekles

Mikis Theodorakis is known very much as a political activist. Much of his music reflects this deep involvement in politics. However, today we will be setting politics aside and performing the love songs of this great composer. Nostalgic, melodic, profound… music is set to the poetry of writers such as Ritsos and Seferis, these songs continue to be sung throughout Greece today. There might even be time to squeeze in […]

Mar
30

A Journey to the World and Thoughts of Miki Theodorakis

Kostas Serezis, the Cypriot journalist who lives in Athens and author of the book The Universal Mikis Theodorakis (Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, ο Οικουμενικός- Kastaniotis editions, Athens 2001), will give a talk in Greek about some of his experiences from the composer’s performances around the world. The Greek singer Aliki Kayaloylou will participate, accompanied on the piano, performing works from a variety of song cycles composed by Mikis Theodorakis. The event will […]

Mar
27

Theodorakis: The Love Songs with Plastikes Karekles

This coming Wednesday at Jamboree, a sweet night devoted to the love songs of Greek legend Mikis Theodorakis, as played by Plastikes Karekles. Theodorakis is known very much as a political activist. Much of his music reflects this deep involvement in politics. However, for this night the band will be setting politics aside and performing his nostalgic, melodic and profound love songs, set to the poetry of writers such as […]

Mar
18

Epitaphios, with Plastikes Karekles – Manchester

Plastikes Karekles are playing their arrangement of Theodorakis/Ritsos’s Epitaphios and also a programme of classic Rebetika songs in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music. Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture called ‘Rebetes’. It emerged in Greece in the 1920s bringing 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 […]

Feb
25

Voices from Greece at UEA: a tribute to composer Mikis Theodorakis – Norwich

Voices from Greece 2016 will take place on Sunday 28 February at 4.00 pm, Lecture Theatre 1, the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Entrance free. All welcome. Speakers include Roderick Beaton (KCL), Peter Mackridge (Oxford) and Hazel Marsh (UEA). Followed by live music and poetry. Organiser: Helen Anagnostopoulou-Banaka [email protected] Speakers: Roderick Beaton (KCL), Peter Mackridge (Oxford), Hazel Marsh (UEA), plus music by AFEA Productions.