Performers from throughout the festival come together for a final musical celebration and send off. The first half will be a special theme. Second half, a Rebetiko party with all your favourite classic tunes and requests!
Musicians from the audience will be invited to join the band on stage and you can all sing and dance to pulsating rhythms and melodies of Rebetiko.
Marina Deligianni, vocals
Spiros Bolovinis, bouzouki/vocals
Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki
Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki
Iacovos Kirlappos, bouzouki
Niki Andronikou, baglama
Stelios Katsatsidis, accordion
Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar
Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, guitar
Yiannis Andrianakis, bass
What is Rebetiko?
Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called “rebetes”. Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920’s, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty.
Rebetiko Carnival 2016
The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops.
Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival, providing access to music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival.