“Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself.” Song Lines magazine

Vicky Moscholiou was one of the great iconic Greek female singers. Manos Hatzidakis described her voice as having the quality of an expensive cello. She collaborated with the most important Greek composers of our time : Mikis Theodorakis, Giannis Markopoulos ,Stauros Xarhakos, Giorgos Zambetas , Dimos Moutsis, Stamatis Kraounakis and even today remains a household name in Greece. The wide ranging styles of her songs go from later rebetika to folk, endehna and more contemporary music.

This performance is a repeat of one given two years ago at Green Note. Back by popular demand!

Marina Deligianni, vocals
Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki, cello
Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar
Lydian Dhami, double bass

An eclectic fusion of international and Greek musicians with roots from traditional Greek folk to classical and jazz. The group is known for their own arrangements of music by Theodorakis, Hadjidakis and Xarhakos featuring a fusion of classical string instruments with Greek traditional ones. They are also very involved in the Rebetiko scene and have for the last five years set up a the very popular “Rebet Asker, Greek Roots Series” at the Green Note, London, dedicated to the music of Rebetiko.

The group have appeared at performances and festivals in Greece and elsewhere abroad. In the UK they have performed at Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall as part of the Proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note, Vortex and the Forge, London.

The musicians of Plastikes Karekles are also the founding members of the Rebetiko Carnival, a one month festival in June with Rebetiko music at its heart. They are dedicated to exposing this treasured music to as many people as possible.

A very important part of Plastikes Karekles work is also education and outreach work. This has taken them to not only mainstream schools, but also special needs homes, hospitals and prisons throughout the UK.