Apr
19

THE BIG BAND is back… again!

REBETIKO CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER. Doors open: 2pm Music starts: 2.30pm Tickets: at the door, only. £7, FREE for children up to 6 years old. (No table or seating reservations possible. First come, first serve). After the crazy fun and musical ecstasy of our December and March acoustic Big Band gigs, musicians from some of London’s favourite bands, Plastikes Karekles, Peran, Kourelou, come together…again…to celebrate Rebetiko and raise money for the Rebetiko […]

May
03

Rebetiko Carnival BigSing Fundraiser Concert

Join us for the first ever Rebetiko Carnival Big Sing concert by our new 20 piece choir! Come and enjoy the fruits of one of the most fun and engaging Rebetiko Carnival community projects. Our singers will be joined by musicians of the Rebetiko Carnival in this celebration of song and the community in an evening of music that spans the ages. Rebetika (Vamvakaris), Laika (Kazandzidis), Nisiotika, Retro (Sougioul), Endehna […]

Feb
15

Rebetiko Carnival gig

The Final performance has arrived. Join us for a gig of beloved rebetiko songs presented by Spiros Bolovinis and the RC Rebetiko Jammers. This is all the culmination of three sessions since February so please do come and support the fruits of their hard work. It is going to be great fun and a great concert. Tickets: £5 for members of the public, on the door. For more information please […]

Feb
15

Bouzouki, Swing and all that Jazz

With the opening of the Rebetiko Carnival our matinée at the Green Note is transferred for the 18th February and we are hoping to avoid confusion! Come and join us for another chilled afternoon, bring your friends and your children and lets sing our favourite rebetiko tunes! Pavlos Carvalho , bouzouki/voice Spiros Bolovinis , bouzouki/voice Giorgos Alevizakis,guitar Marina Deligianni,voice Doors open at 14.00 and music starts at 14.30 tickets: £7 […]

Jan
04

Tribute to Yannis Papaioannou

Born in Kios, Asia Minor on January 18, 1913, Yiannis Papaioannou came to Greece as a refugee when he was 9-years old. He first moved with his mother and grandmother on the island of Samothrace before settling in Piraeus. After his brief stint as a footballer came to an end as a result of an injury, Papaioannou devoted himself to songwriting. He is considered by many as the first songwriter to have taken bouzouki music out of the “tekke” (drug den), making […]

Jan
04

Tribute to Markos Vamvakaris, ‘The Patriarch of Rebetiko’

Born on the island of Syros n 1905, from the humblest of roots, Markos Vamvakaris became revered as the Patriarch of Rebetiko music. His unique simple way of playing the bouzouki and his deep, earthy, “metallic” voice became the iconic sound of Rebetiko music. “We all, we are but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree” – Mikis Theodorakis The Rebetiko Carnival musicians will present a programme of his greatest songs […]

Nov
03

Rebetiko Carnival Big Band Bash Fundraiser

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER… Three of London’s most sublime and favourite singers will be sharing the stage… CIGDEM ASLAN DUNIA BOTIC MARINA DELIGIANNI …accompanied by musicians from many of London’s favourite Greek bands, Plastikes Karekles, Moosootoo, The Near Eastern Collective, The Greek Collective, Kourelou, and new bands on the scene Duo Triaska, Peran, and Amalgama will come together to help raise funds for the Rebetiko Carnival Charity and Festival. […]

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, […]

Nov
17

Chamber4aChange: The Great Romantic Chamber Works

In order to fundraiser for the outreach work Rebetiko Carnival does throughout the year; working with children and people in need we have decided to go #Chamber4aChange. Secure your tickets here. Join the band at The Hellenic Centre on Sunday November 20th for a taste of the most sublimely romantic chamber works in the repertoire by Mozart, Rachmaninov and Schumann. Our very own Pavlos Carvalho (cellist) will be joined by the distinguished, […]

Jun
10

An evening with ‘Arhontorebetika’

Part of Rebetiko Carnival 2016, with ‘Action Esti’ band.   ‘Arhontorebetika’ style became a very popular genre in Greek music in the 1950s and 1960s being a cross between Rebetiko and the ‘light’ music, both equally popular at the time. Its upbeat rhythm, light-hearted themes and easy-listening tunes were loved by all social classes and served by composers from both genres. In this concert we will play the all-time classics […]

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 […]

Jun
02

Homage to Vamvakaris – Brighton

Born on the island of Syros in 1905, from the humblest of roots, Markos Vamvakaris became revered as the Godfather of Rebetiko music. His uniquely simple way of playing the bouzouki together with his deep, earthy, ‘metallic’ voice became the iconic sound of Rebetiko music. “We all, we are but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree”. -Mikis Theodorakis The musicians of the Rebetiko Carnival 2016 will present and […]