DIALOGUES: The History of Rebetiko - Wednesday, March 27th at 17:00 (EET) 

In the March installment of the DIALOGUES series, we embark on a retrospective journey on the history of rebetiko. Musicians, academics, and craftsmen of musical instruments discuss the roots and influence of rebetiko in the world music scene, its sociological value, its stigmatization and relatively recent destigmatization, as well as the cultural trends that have transported it across the globe. The event will take place on March 27.  

This time DIALOGUES travel to Syros, birthplace of Markos Vamvakaris, a leading figure in the rebetiko movement. 

Speakers to the event include*:

Dimitris Mistakidis, Musician – Teacher, School of Arts, Department of Traditional Music, University of Ioannina 
Giorgos Kokkonis, Assistant Professor, Department of Music Studies, University of Ioannina 
Karolos Tsakirian, Luthier
Tanya Veanous Tsakirian, Luthier

The discussion between the speakers and the public will be coordinated by journalist and iMEdD Managing Director Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

*Mr. Stavros Xarchakos who, was originally announced as a speaker, has cancelled his participation.