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2018 Rebetiko Festival

10 March, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

2018 Rebetiko Festival

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Con Kalamaras and Kape Communications

Rebetiko Festival: Homage to the Greek Blues

Rebetiko, (Greek Blues), was created in the hash dens of Piraeus 100 years ago by Greek refugees from Asia Minor. It has over the decades become a globally respected musical style.

Rebetiko is the music of passion, pain and love. It is a tapestry woven of Byzantine, Turkish, Roma, and Jewish and other musical forms.

Pliri Ntaxei and Chrysoula K & Purpura from Greece and Melbourne performers will create a melodious symposium.

Artists: Pliri Ntaxei (Greece); Chrysoula K & Purpura (Greece), Zourouna, Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble, Pascal Latra and the Philhellenes, Melbourne Bouzouki Orchestra with Dean Georgalas, and the Manasis School of Greek and Dance Culture and more!

Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program, The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, Greek Festival of Sydney, Victorian Multicultural Commission & Neos Kosmos Media


10 March, 2018
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia


Fotis Kapetopoulos