Καφενειο. Χειμώνας γύρω από τη σόμπα στη παλιά Ελλάδα. Ελάφι (Louzesti - Λουζέστι) Καλαμπάκας 1947 Δεκ.by John Phillips

Civil War/Greece Citizens of Kastonia sitting around the stove in the general store chewing fat.Location:Louzesti, Greece Date taken:December 1947 Photographer:John Phillips

3. Ο Νίκος Καζαντζάκης με την Ελένη Σαμίου (μετέπειτα Ελένη Ν. Καζαντζάκη) στην Αποικιακή Έκθεση στο Παρίσι. Ιούνιος 1931. (Φωτογραφία Παντελή Πρεβελάκη)

3. Ο Νίκος Καζαντζάκης με την Ελένη Σαμίου (μετέπειτα Ελένη Ν. Καζαντζάκη) στην Αποικιακή Έκθεση στο Παρίσι. Ιούνιος 1931. (Φωτογραφία Παντελή Πρεβελάκη)

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.

Athens Greece, Crete

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.

bellou_2 The most notorious rebetisa of all time is Sotiria Bellou, a wild woman by anyone’s estimation; she was openly bi-sexual in Greece in the 1920′s ( unheard of at the time), loved to gamble, fought in the streets for civil rights and ended her first marriage by throwing acid into her husband’s face.

bellou_2 The most notorious rebetisa of all time is Sotiria Bellou, a wild woman by anyone’s estimation; she was openly bi-sexual in Greece in the 1920′s ( unheard of at the time), loved to gamble, fought in the streets for civil rights and ended her first marriage by throwing acid into her husband’s face.

The tzouras was a favorite instrument of the rebetes in rebetiko music. For several years it was not as popular, but it has had a renaissance in the past few years. Almost all bouzouki luthiers now are making tzourades, and it is a very popular instrument today. It is tuned exactly like the bouzouki but with a twangier sound. The style of playing is like old style bouzouki in that the musician periodically picks all the strings as a sort of drone as he plays the melody on a higher string.

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