Rebetiko, (Greek Blues), was created in the hash dens of Piraeus 100 years ago by Greek refugees from Asia Minor.
It has over the decades become a globally respected musical style. Rebetiko is the music of passion, pain and love. It is a tapestry woven of Byzantine, Turkish, Roma, and Jewish and other musical forms.
Pliri Ntaxei and Chrysoula K & Purpura from Greece will create a melodious symposium alongside Melbourne artists the likes of Rebetiki, Zourouna, Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble, Philhellenes with Mairead Hannan, Adrian Close and Wayne Simmons, Melbourne Bouzouki Orchestra with Dean Georgalas and the Manasis School of Greek and Dance Culture.
This year’s Rebetiko Fastival is brought to you by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program, The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, Greek Festival of Sydney, Victorian Multicultural Commission & Neos Kosmos Media.
Set times per venue:
3-4pm Melbourne Bouzouki Orchestra with Dean Georgalas
5-6pm The Philhellenes – with Mairead Hannan, Adrian Close, Wayne Simmons & Pascal Latra
7-8pm Piri Ntaxei (Greece)
ELISABETH MURDOCH HALL
3-4pm Chrysoula K & Purpura (Greece)
5-6pm Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble
4pm & 6pm Manasis School of Greek and Dance Culture Bouzouki Student Orchestra
When: Saturday 10 March 2018 3pm – 10pm
Where: Melbourne Recital Centre, Duration: 7 hours
The standard festival pass per person costs $69 ($55 Concession). For groups of 10+ standard tickets are $58.65. To reserve group tickets call the box office on (03) 9699 3333. A transaction fee between $5.50 and $8 applies to orders made online and by phone. A delivery fee of up to $5.50 may also apply.