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Celebrate Vamvakaris: Talk and Concert

“We are all but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree.”  

— Composer Mikis Theodorakis  (1925 – 2021)

Born on the island of Syros in 1905, from the humblest of roots, Markos Vamvakaris became revered as the ‘patriarch of Rebetiko music.’ His unique simple way of playing the bouzouki and his deep, earthy, ‘metallic’ voice became the iconic sound of Rebetiko music.   

Following a talk about Vamvakaris’ life and his music, the musicians of the Rebetiko Carnival perform an evening of his works, both his greatest hits and lesser-known gems. 

Talk: 6.30 to 7.15pm

Music from 7.30pm