Meraki Trio ft. Eisvoleas // Bufos Puppet Theatre

Friday 30 Oct 2020

This event transcends genres and art forms experimenting with hip hop, traditional sounds and even the age-old art of puppetry.

Featuring Semeli Papavasileiou in Meraki Trio, a versatile and gifted singer, songwriter and composer who effortlessly spans the worlds of rebetika, Greek folk to original compositions even dabbling in hip hop. Her velvet voice and solid guitar work never fail to captivate. Semeli, joined by Alexandros Kentris on bouzouki and Glafkos Smarianakis on violin and vocals make up the Meraki Trio, a rebetiko outfit who write their own compositions that are inspired by the music of Smyrne and Piraeus. These three extremely talented young individuals are at the forefront of the contemporary trad scene in Greece.

Semeli’s collaborations with Eisvoleas underpin a reimagining of Greek culture that connects the past to the NOW. Eisvoleas is a veteran of the Greek hip hop scene, based in Galatsi Athens. His hip-hop flirts with traditional sounds of Greece and the Balkans and is worthy of recognition beyond the Greek border.

The music presentation will be complemented by renowned Athenian street performance group – Bufos Puppet Theatre. The show is inspired by rebetiko music, a music of love, joy, pain and sorrow that reflects the lifestyle of a marginalized subculture. Starring Jovan, a contemporary rembeti, we are enchanted by his style and finesse where even the everyday routine of making a coffee becomes art.

Greek Fringe wish to thank their partner in creativity – Hellenic Museum as well as The Pappas Post and The Greek America Foundation who share their vision and have made this showcase of contemporary Hellenic culture possible.

Organised by Greek Fringe. We have partnered with Greek Fringe an initiative founded in Australia now a global community, on a series of virtual events.




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