Greek woman from Smyrna.

A young Greek woman from Smyrna, Asia Minor (modern day Izmir, Turkey) in traditional folk dress, taken in

Rosa Eskenazy was another rebetiko female vocalist who was just as unconventional in her life as Sotiria, however her movements were more theatrical and calculated, she came from a family of professional musicians and her style is informed by that history. Much of her music was composed with many instruments in mind, oud, violin and classical orchestration in general, hence she receives more credit in academic and sophisticated music circles, unfair as that may be.

Rosa Eskenazy was another rebetiko female vocalist who was just as unconventional in her life as Sotiria, however her movements were more theatrical and calculated, she came from a family of professional musicians and her style is informed by that history. Much of her music was composed with many instruments in mind, oud, violin and classical orchestration in general, hence she receives more credit in academic and sophisticated music circles, unfair as that may be.

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She danced, she sang, she hid resistance fighters – and her music ended up in Pulp Fiction. Laura Barton celebrates the rediscovery of Roza Eskenazi, the Greek firebrand who united an underclass

Marika Franseskopoulou  - 'I Politissa' Born in Constantinople, probably around the turn of this century,  Marika Frantzeskopoulou was one of the first generation ofwomen singers of the Smyrnaiko style rebetiko tragoudi on 78 r.p.m discs. The earliest records available for her in the E.M.I. archives in Hayes, Middlesex, England, show that she recorded a well-known hasiklidiko song 'Yi'afto foumaro cocaini' in Athens, in October, 1932.

The visual inspiration for Marianthi Doukas, the Smyrniots wife. Marika Frantzeskopoulou was one of the first generation of women singers of the Smyrnaiko style rebetiko.

Ρόζα και Ρίτα 1929

Ρόζα και Ρίτα 1929

Η Μαρίκα Παπαγκίκα μέ τόν αντρα της τόν Κώστα.

Η Μαρίκα Παπαγκίκα μέ τόν αντρα της τόν Κώστα.

Βαγγέλης Παπάζογλου ή Αγγούρης

Βαγγέλης Παπάζογλου ή Αγγούρης

Γιώργος Βιδάλης

Γιώργος Βιδάλης

Κώστας και Μαρίκα Παπαγκίκα.

Marika and Kwstas (Gus) Papagkikas. The famous Greek singer in New York before the fall of her carieer, before the black Tuesday. New York 1925

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