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MARKOS–the Patriarch of Rebetiko - TRIBUTE to MARKOS VAMVAKARIS (GRE)

MARKOS–the Patriarch of Rebetiko - TRIBUTE to MARKOS VAMVAKARIS (GRE)

MARKOS–the Patriarch of Rebetiko - TRIBUTE to MARKOS VAMVAKARIS (GRE)Nicknamed “patriarch of the rebetiko” (Greek urban popular song), Márkos Vamvakáris (1905–1972) was a bouzouki player, singer and composer. His legacy as one of the nation’s greatest musicians is unassailable. Mikis Theodorakis (born 1925) said of him: “We all, we are but branches of a tree. Márkos is that tree.” This very, very special tribute project reinterprets his music and replenishes his legacy. At the same time the concert also means a bow to his son Stelios Vamvakáris. He was the formative character behind the project and should have been playing bouzouki in this performance. But he passed away on June17 aged 72. The ensemble still decided to play in Rudolstadt. Stelios’ chair will be kept free on stage.