Jul
20

Arhontorebetika with Plastikes Karekles

Plastikes Karekles presenting Arhontorebetika : 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 of ‘Arhontorebetika’ and the short […]

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 […]

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
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 […]