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Rebetika Hashish songs

Postby avinishri » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:41 pm

Hello everyone

Now on my blog the story of the hashish songs' voyage from the smoking dens to the concert halls:

http://greeksongstories.wordpress.com/2 ... ish-songs/

Avi
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Re: Rebetika Hashish songs

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:44 pm

And why would I care about Greek hashish songs? And especially on a dark day like this when Greeks overthrew the legit government of Cyprus and murdered our people?

Sovaromilas re vlaka! :evil:
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Re: Rebetika Hashish songs

Postby kimon07 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:36 am

avinishri wrote:Hello everyone

Now on my blog the story of the hashish songs' voyage from the smoking dens to the concert halls:

http://greeksongstories.wordpress.com/2 ... ish-songs/

Avi



I object. Some rebetika were indeed hashish songs but most of them were not. The "Rebetico" was the kind of music introduced by the refugees from Asia minor and this is the reason why the sound of it is so oriental. And this is also the reason why most of them refer to hardships, misery, poverty etc. There are masterpieces of rebetica which are still played and sang and loved by the Greek people everywhere (even many foreign people some of whom have even formed associations of rebetico fans) like "Archondisa" "Acharisti", "Synefiasmeni Kyriaki", "ta kavourakia" "antilaloun i fylakes" "O Sakaflias" "Ta lemonadika" "Zousa monachos choris agapi" "Ta matoklada", "Arambas" and many many others that had nothing to do with hashish.

The dictator Ioannis Metaxas banned all the songs which referred to hashish use, which forced the composers to change the lyrics of many of them. The ban was lifted after 1974 when the junta fell.
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Re: Rebetika Hashish songs

Postby kimon07 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:39 am

avinishri wrote:Hello everyone

Now on my blog the story of the hashish songs' voyage from the smoking dens to the concert halls:

http://greeksongstories.wordpress.com/2 ... ish-songs/

Avi



Forgot to say thanks for the material. So, THANKS. :D
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Re: Rebetika Hashish songs

Postby wyoming cowboy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:30 am

Rebetika music has also been compared to American Jazz,very technical and " soulful" music.".. American jazz, Greek rembetika music represents the fusing of diverse musical elements....." this video actually brings the two together a jazz great singer/musician with a rebetika/bouzouki in the background....


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