Jan
10

Rebetika New Year Celebration at The Green Note!

Doors Open, 2pm, Music starts, 2.30pm Tickets (at the door only) £7, Free for children up to and including 6 years old. Join us to welcome in the New Year with song and dance. All the most regular musicians of this series, will come together to play rebetika favourites and invite you to join in with good voice and best wishes for 2019. Family, friends, young and old are always […]

Sep
13

Muses Of The Mediterranean: Vicky Anastasiou, Beyond Rebetika

Muses of the Mediterranean: Vicky Anastasiou, voice Maria Tsirodimitri-guitar/voice Pavlos Carvalho-bouzouki/voice BEYOND REBETIKA Vicky Anastasiou sings a programme of music ranging from rebetika through to more contemporary Greek music. Toundas, Tsitsanis to Zabetas, Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, Kougioumdzis and more. Music born from poverty and suppression that gradually journeyed into the concert halls and radios and into every household, becoming the very make up of the Greek identity. Songs about love, hate, […]

May
03

Planodeioi and Vassiliki Tsiftsi, Rebetika and Laika

ΠλανΩδειοι (Planodeioi) is a group of musicians who with dedication, artistry and their particular aesthetic revive music from the Greek popular and folk repertoire. They are fast becoming one of the most popular and loved bands in Greece, and it is with a great pleasure to have them at Rebetiko Carnival 2018. For this evening’s performance the band will present a set of songs from the first period of Greek […]

Mar
16

Rebetiko Cafe: Pre War Rebetiko with Megla

Rebetiko Cafe Sundays are a tribute to the old, simple way of doing things. Come and enjoy a coffee or some food at the intimate Music and Beans on Green Lanes, with a small group of musicians playing acoustic rebetika. One Sunday a month will see a different group playing between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Music and Beans, 461 Green Lanes, London N4 1HE. FREE ENTRY Contact & info: 020 8352 […]

Mar
23

The Greek Collective at Il Fornello

The Greek Collective aims to revive Greek music and dance in the UK and internationally. ​A collective of professional musicians, who want to share their country’s rich musical heritage through concerts, festivals and long fun nights. Greek wines, drinks and optional ‘pikilia’; in the style of a rebetiko – traditional venue. Previous events have been completely sold out so friends are advised to book in advance. £3 entry, £12 minimum charge. […]

Mar
23

Songs of Smyrna

Marina Deligianni (vocals), Spyros Bolovinis (bouzouki) and Maria Tsirodimitri (guitar) bring to us “Smyrneika” the songs born in the Anatolian tavern of Smyrna (Izmir) of the early 20th century. Their intricate melodies reflect the musical influence of Smyrna’s Turkish, Armenian and Jewish population and their lyrics talk about love, nostalgia and the celebration of life. Following the destruction of Smyrna in 1922 the refugees from Smyrna brought with them to […]

Sep
29

Bouzouki Whiskey And Swing

Although we will still have a sprinkling of early rebetika this coming Sunday, Marina’s and Pavlos’s focus will be on songs that have a touch of jazz and swing about them… many songs by Mitsakis and Hiotis as well as others. We welcome our dear friend Giorgos Alevizakis, who will be playing guitar for us this week and as always, there will hopefully be some appearances from random friends who might […]