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REBETIKO CARNIVAL Presents: A TRIBUTE TO MARKOS VAMVAKARIS: The Patriarch of Rebetiko

Born on the island of Syros n 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.

“We all, we are but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree”  – Mikis Theodorakis

The Rebetiko Carnival musicians will present a programme of his greatest songs as

well as lesser known gems. The music will be preceded by a short talk about the life of Markos Vamvakaris.

Marina Deligianni, vocals

Spiros Bolovinis, vocals, baglama

Manolis Taouxis, vocals, bouzouki

Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki

Michailis Spyridakis, bouzouki

Michalis Iskas, violin

Maria Tsirodimitr, guitar

Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, guitar

Lydian Dharmi, double bass

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