The Big Band is back

After the success of our December acoustic Big Band gig, musicians from London’s favourite bands, Plastikes Karekles, Peran, Amalgama, Kourelou, come together again to celebrate Rebetiko and raise money for the Rebetiko Carnival Charity. Come and enjoy an afternoon of the most loved rebetiko songs…plus a few unkown beauties, with an orchestra of bouzoukia, baglamas, guitars, singers and whoever else can make it. The band…so far: Marina Deligianni, voice Olcay […]


Greek Night: Rebetiki Serenata

Come and enjoy the beautiful, soul searching melodies…the foot tapping, finger click licking rhythms and the nostalgia of Greek Rebetiko. Laura Fileri, voice Giorgos Stamatis, voice, guitar Spiros Bolovinis, voice, bouzouki, baglama Pavlos Carvalho, voice, bouzouki, baglama Food and drinks on the night Doors 7pm, Music at 8.30pm Cafe Barcelona, 344A Streatham High Road, London SW16 6HH


Greek entehno and rebetiko at ‘It’s All Greek to Me’

Perastiki band will be playing at Its All Greek to Me on Saturday, 12th January! Let’s welcome the new year with a night of Greek entehno, rebetiko and traditional songs! Great food and atmosphere, friends and music! Entry: free Reservations: 02074025505 (It’s All Greek to Me) It’s All Greek To Me, 101 Praed Street, London W2 1NT


Women of Rebetiko

Our final celebratory concert is dedicated to the great female icons of rebetiko. Eskenazy, Apatzi, Bellou, Haskil, Georgakopoulou, Ninou among others. The RC musicians come together with some of our most loved UK based singers, Marina Deligianni, Katerina Clambaneva and introducing Isidora Bouziouri and Laura Fileri. Prior to the event Noonie Minogue will lead a talk about the inspiration of the female singers of rebetiko. RC Musicians Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki […]


Classic Rebetika At The Green Note

Join us for our regular after noon of beloved REBETIKA songs. We will be playing an afternoon of classic rebetika songs from all our favourite composers, so do come and join us for another beautiful, intimate matinee at the Green Note! As always, we encourage you to bring the family…young children, brothers, sisters, parents, grand parents, friends…you are all most welcome! Doors will open at 14.00pm Music will start at […]


Asia Minor, rebetiko and the santur

VENUE: The Green Note DOORS OPEN: 7pm MUSIC STARTS: 8.30pm MUSICIANS: Marios Papadeas – santur/vocals, Dunja Botic – vocals, Pavlos Melas – guitar Tickets: £12, £10 students In tonight’s performance Marios Papadeas, together with Dunja Botic on vocals and Pavlos Melas on guitar, will be exploring rebetika through the rich harmonic spectrum and magical soundscape of the santur. Marios Papadeas has worked as a santouri player, singer and composer from […]


Rebetiko and the Greek Cinema

An evening with Katerina Clambaneva celebrating the rebetiko scene as depicted in Greek films of the 1950s and 60s and how this ultimately helped establish the next wave of popular Greek music. Including music of Hiotis, Mitsakis, Zabetas and other great composers. Preceding the performance, there will be a short introductory talk (20 mins) by Kostas Voros on the relation between rebetiko and cinema. This will consider the different aspects […]


Rebetika at Big Seff

Rebetiko and Laiko fans rejoice! For quite some time there had been no stable place catering for rebetika and laika in a fitting environment in or around London.  This is now likely to change. At Big Seff, Christos Vlahos (bouzouki, vocals), Kostas Voros (guitar, vocals) and Vedat Kafkazian (accordion) will entertain you playing all the much-loved songs that have made you dance, cry and fall in love! Για τους λάτρεις του […]


Rebet Asker – First autumn

Marina Deligianni, vocals Pavlos Carvalho, vocals, bouzouki Maria Tsirodimitri, vocals, bouzouki Just in case you need a bit of a warm, musical interlude as autumn is upon us, please do join us and any other friends that might turn up and play, at the Green Note for our first gig of the new season. More songs from Rebetiko greats such as Skarvelis, Toundas,Vamvakaris, Tsitsanis and others…but this time including a […]


Rebetiko at SOAS for Kathara Deftera

The Rebetiko Band is inviting you to celebrate Clean Monday aka Kathara Deutera at Soas. Bring your food, we don’t consume any meat that day, but please make the Bar happy and buy your drinks from them! Music will start 20.30 (hopefully!) and will stop 22.30pm (well… e never stop at 22.30pm so…) Come join us to celebrate this special day! Don’t forget no entrance fee… Nearest tube is Russell […]