Once upon a time in Greece

A musical journey through the popular music of Greece
Last event: Saturday 5 May at 7.15pm
  • £15
    Students: £10
  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Spring Season

The band Plastikes Karekles will treat their audience to a special performance that will pay homage to Greece’s most loved musical style ‘Rebetiko’ (aka the Greek Blues), alongside gems from the popular Greek repertoire, featuring music by more contemporary composers such as Theodorakis (Zorba the Greek), Hadjidakis (Never on Sunday), Xarhakos and more.

The band has appeared at performances and festivals in Greece and abroad. In the UK they have performed at Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and St David’s Hall as part of the Proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note and Vortex in London. The event is part of the Rebetiko Carnival (rebetikocarnival.co.uk), a festival of concerts, lectures and presentations that aim to promote awareness of Rebetiko’s unique musical idiom which in 2017 was granted UNESCO status, as part of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This one off concert in Chester promises to deliver the kind of musical energy and stage presence that will make for a unique and memorable evening that will undoubtedly evoke memories of holidays abroad.


Musicians:

Marina Deligianni, vocals
Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki/vocals
Spiros Bolovinis, bouzouki/baglama/vocals
Pavlos Carvalho, Bouzouki/cello
Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar
Theodoris Ziarkas, double bass
Kostas Kopanaris, percussion

Reviews

Powerfully emotional, moving and involving
These Greek folk musicians wowed a captivated audience… they had people dancing in the aisles and evoked memories of sunnier climes
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