~ a masterclass on rebetika music, dance and song!
Further to the success of Melbourne Town Hall 5th July Concert 'A tribute to the Women of Rebetika' ShivanaMusic is delighted to announce the inclusion of their next project 'Rebetika Revealed' in this year's Darebin Music Feast program!
Presented by Adelaide musician and ethnomusicologist Demeter Tsounis, this multicultural, multi-instrumental, multi-masterclass of music, dance and song will be something extra special for all!
Demeter learnt to play two traditional instruments, the baglama and toumberleki at the Moschos Popular School of Traditional Music in Athens, Greece.
WHAT IS REBETIKA??
Rebetika music is a traditional urban music of Greek-speaking people that peaked in the first half of the 20th century. It is the music of everyday life, translocation, hardship, love and celebration. Together with the bouzouki family of instruments it has become iconic with Greek identity‑with deep historical roots, with soulful expression, and with world consciousness.
There will be a multimedia presentation with archival photographs and recordings to explore the history of the music and its transformations from the earliest forms of the rebetika urban folksong and café-aman to the smyrneïka, piraiötika, laïka, and contemporary neo- rebetika.
This will be complimented with the live performance of rebetika by Demeter Tsounis in collaboration with Takis Dimitriu , Achilles Yiangoulli and Anthea Sidiropoulos, three outstanding local Melbourne musicians. We will also delve into dance with Melbourne's Greek community dance leader Nick Papaefthimiou and well-respected bellydancer "Zabelle".
Demeter Tsounis & her instruments
(baby grand piano used on the day)
PHOTO: courtesy of Maria Tsounis
The focus of this three hour Masterclass will be the rare opportunity for attendants to participate in rebetika music-making first-hand. They will be invited to learn some of the dynamic rebetika rhythms, instruments, accompaniments, modes, melodies, songs and dances.
Rebetika Revealed is a Masterclass for all interested in experiencing traditional Greek urban music first-hand.
This event occurred on SATURDAY 19th September 2009 3PM - 6PM Northcote Town Hall - Main Hall
Article in Greek Community Tribune (PDF file, 1.4 Mb)
FRIENDS, SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
'A Tribute to Women of Rebetika'
& Masterclass: 'RebetikaRevealed'~ without them these events would not be possible ~
*** WE THANK YOU ***
Athens Video - Northcote
Australia Way - Melbourne Airport
Australian Seafood Distributors
Black Swan Dips
City of Melbourne
City of Yarra
Darebin City Council - Darebin Music Feast
Greek Democritus League
Felicity (Vaso) Byrnes
Food For Thought - Greek Australian Women's Network
Fotis Banasios - ANZ Business Centre
Greek-Australian Cultural League
Greek Book Importers
Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria
Greek Media Group
Melissa Cakes: Thornbury, Templestowe
NicholasTV - Northcote
NT productions - www.ntproductions.com.au
Pontian Community of Melbourne & Victoria
SelecTV - www.greektv.com.au
Tour and Travel Plan - 9663 4591
Vanilla Cake Lounge - Oakleigh
Victorian Multicultural Commission
Volaris Music - www.volarismusic.com.au
3zzz - ethnic radio broadcasting
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