Greek ‘Blues’ take London by Storm @ the Rebetiko Carnival

“We are a group of musicians passionate about Greek music, its history and the emotions that it can evoke.” That’s how a group of Londoners describe themselves and their ambitious project: the Rebetiko Carnival, which kicked off last week in and around London (Bristol, Brighton, Shrewsbury) and runs through July 2. Besides a wide variety […]

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Kostas Virvos Leaves Behind 2,000-song ‘Laiko’ Legacy

Songwriter Kostas Virvos passed away on Thursday. He was 89. Having penned over 2,000 songs, Virvos was born in Trikala. One of the leading representatives of the laiko genre, Virvos’ songs have been sung by many of Greece’s greats: Stelios Kazantzidis, George Dalaras, Grigoris Bithikotsis. Here Yiannis Poulopoulos in ‘Thalassa, Pikrothalassa’ to the music of […]

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