Rebetiko

By David Prudhomme; (Translator)
(Selfmadehero, Hardcover, 9781906838515, 111pp.)

Publication Date: September 2013

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"Rebetiko "refers to the fusion of West and East, Greece and Asia Minor, in music. However, to General Metaxas, it is only a reminder of the Turkish influence on his country. The ruthless Greek dictator is determined to crack down on "rebetis "and their way of life, creating strict censorship. A small group of friends--Rebetiko musicians--wind their way through the Athenian backstreets, "ouzeris," and market squares, dodging the police while settling disputes over hashish and women. With music at its heart, the narrative portrays a day in the life of the Rebetiko musicians in Athens in 1936.
Praise for "Rebetiko: "
"A convincing portrayal of the pressures and pleasures faced by artistic and political outsiders."" --Booklist "
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