Rebetika

Buttersworth KatharineSchneider Sara
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Songs from the Old Greek Underworld
English Version

The songs in this book are a sampling of the urban folk songs of Greece during the first half of the 20th century. They are the creative expression of an urban subculture whose members the Greeks commonly called rebetes. These rebetes were people living a marginal and often underworld existence on the fringes of established society, disoriented and struggling to maintain themselves in the developing industrial ports, despised and persecuted by the rest of society. And it is the hardships and suffering of these people, their fruitless dreams, their current loves and their lost loves that these songs are about, and underlying them all, their jaunty, tough will to survive.

The appeal of these songs, often compared to the American blues, is that the conflicts they express are not exclusively Greek conflicts, they are everybody\'s; and they are still unresolved — in urban Greece as in urban Anywhere.

ISBN
978-618-5048-20-4

Publications
Αιώρα

Language
English

Publication year
2014

Pages
176

Dimensions
13x20

Eudoxus Code
Aθήνα

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