Events

GREEN NOTE

Mon 27th May 1:30pm
GREEN NOTE

Sun 9th June 1:30pm
Postponed (9th June)
GREEN NOTE

Sat 15th June 1:30pm

Rebet Asker was a restaurant/music venue which saw all the great Greek musicians and from the 20th century through to today pass through it. The walls of this little place in a small side street by Piraeus harbour have witnessed the history of the Greek Rebetiko as it has evolved over the last one hundred years. Some years have passed now, since it closed, but through this series of Sunday gigs we will do our best to recreate some of the magic of these musicians and their songs as it started and developed. Now in its 10th year, this tribute to the magical music of rebetiko, is the longest running series in London dedicated to this music. Come to hear classic songs and even some lesser known gems of great rebetiko musicians such as Toundas, Papazogklou, Skarvelis, Peristeris, Hadjichristos, Vamvakaris, Papaioannou, Tsitsanis, Mitsakis, Hiotis and more!

An afternoon of Greek Rebetiko for all the family!

 

Monday 27th May: Rebetiko and Beyond
Join us in a heart-warming Rebetiko gig. In today’s afternoon we will present songs where every note spins a tale steeped in history and emotion. An enthralling live gig that tips its hat to the profound influence of Minor Asia on the soul-stirring melodies of Rebetiko.

Take a journey through Rebetiko’s history from 1919 to 1952, as we explore the its evolution. In the first part of the evening, immerse yourself in the timeless tunes featured in the iconic movie ‘To Rebetiko’. This cinematic gem vividly brings to life the essence of Rebetiko, often dubbed the Greek blues, offering a glimpse into the soulful melodies and rich cultural heritage of this genre.

Acclaimed Greek actress Sotiria Leonardou, alongside director Costas Ferris, invites you to follow the captivating journey of Marika, a Rebetiko singer whose poignant tale mirrors the soulful resonance of the music itself. Born from the ashes of Smyrna’s tragedy, Marika’s narrative echoes the resilience and passion of a culture shaped by adversity.

Throughout the performance, we’ll play songs beyond the Rebetiko movie influenced by minor Asia sounds and Smyrneinko spirit. From the dimly lit taverns of Athens to the bustling streets of contemporary Greece, we’ll showcase how Rebetiko has continued to evolve and captivate audiences across the globe.

Let the love of music and your soul transport you to a world where every chord resonates with the echoes of generations past. Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience the soul-stirring magic of Rebetiko. Secure your tickets now and be part of a musical journey unlike any other.

Band / Musicians:
Hara Ioannidou, voice
Nikos Kiofiri, bouzouki and voice
Mario Christofi, oud and guitar
Theo Liddel, violin

Sunday 15th June: Sevdalides
The music group Sevdalides will be performing some of their favourite songs across the full range of the Rebetiko era.  “Sevdalides” will be once again performing at the Green Note in Camden. The programme will be based on Rebetiko repertoire by various artists, ranging from different periods of the Rebetiko era. This repertoire consists of a few known Rebetiko songs but the majority will be songs that are not often heard.  You will hear a variety of songs from different composers such as  Giorgos Skarvelis, Vasilis Tsitsanis, Apostolos Hatzichristos, Manolis Hiotis, Giannis Papaioannou and others. We are delighted to be at the Green note  and share our version of Rebetiko with all of you.

Band / Musicians:
Catherine Clambaneva: voice
Konstantinos Lagou: voice, guitar
Mihailis Spyridakis: voice, bouzouki

Band / Musicians Bio
Our philosophy revolves around the concept of music and good company. All members of the band perform professionally and are involved in various projects in London and internationally. Our aim is to spread the music and have fun while doing it.

Please do bring your instruments, friends, families…especially children. There is room for everyone!

Doors open 1.30pm. Music starts 2.15pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited, and available on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!