Tribute to Márkos Vamvakáris, Greek Rebetiko singer and amazing bouzouki player by Maria Papaefstathiou

Tribute to Márkos Vamvakáris, Greek Rebetiko singer and amazing bouzouki player by Maria Papaefstathiou

Μάνος Χατζιδάκις και Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης.

Μάνος Χατζιδάκις και Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης.

Greek Bouzouki mpouzouki Μπουζούκι  www.stagakis-manolis.gr

Greek Bouzouki mpouzouki Μπουζούκι www.stagakis-manolis.gr

Sotiria Bellou Sotiria born in Halkida, Greece on August 22, 1921  died in Piraeus on August 27, 1997 aged 76.was probably the most famous rebetiko singer of all, the one woman who is consistently mentioned in popular music guides all over the world. Born in 1921 in Halkida, she learned to play the guitar at an early age. After a brief marriage, Sotiria ended up in Athens in October, 1940, just as Greece became involved in WW2...

Sotiria Bellou Sotiria born in Halkida, Greece on August 1921 died in…

Manolis Hiotis (1920 – 1970) was a Greek rebetiko and laiko composer, singer and…

Manolis Chiotis – was a Greek rebetiko and laiko composer, singer and bouzouki player. He is considered one of the greatest bouzouki soloists of all time. He invented the four-course bouzouki (tetrachordo) and introduced the guitar-like tuning.

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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