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
03

Rebetiko Carnival big band extravaganza

The first steps for the next Rebetiko Carnival in 2018 have already been put in motion! Join us for our Big Band fund raiser. Musicians from all over the UK come together for this party of Rebetiko music with a band of many bouzoukia, accordion, violins, guitars, singers, percussion and anything else you can think of! Dancing, singing… the greatest songs that everybody knows and loves.The music of Toundas, Skarvelis, […]

Jun
07

Homage to Tsitsanis

Part of the Rebetiko Carnival 2016. Two of Greece’s highly acclaimed musicians, vocalist Gerasimos Andreatos and Bouzouki player Manolis Pappos, will be performing with the hugely popular UK based group Plastikes Karekles. Together with lead vocalist Marina Deligianni they will be presenting a collection from Vasilis Tsitsanis repertoire of much loved rebetiko classics. Arguably the greatest icon of Greek music, Vasilis Tsitsanis (1915-1984) lifted Rebetiko from its underground origins, revolutionising […]

May
10

Rebetiko Carnival 2016 – full list of gigs

For the serious fans of Rebetiko there are ticket bundles that will allow you to join more concerts at a better price. For further information on the available offers and to book click here. What you need to know about the concerts Limited number of tickets will also be available at the door, even when online tickets are sold out, however to avoid disappointment it is good to book in advance. […]

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 […]