You are invited to attend the
“CONFERENCE ON ZEIBEKIKO AND ZEYBEK DANCE”
to be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS], London, 29
June to 1 July 2007
This conference examines the history, origins and current practices of
Zeibekiko and Zeybek Dance in Greece and Turkey, and explores the cultural
links between the two realities. Speakers and musicians will be coming from
Greece and Turkey. This event is held with the support of the Music
Department at SOAS and the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The cost of this weekend conference is £35. Concessions: £15. If you cannot
afford either, let us know and we shall see what can be done.
To register for the conference please send your contact details in an e-mail
A list of some of our speakers is attached below. The full programme will be
published in June on our website at www.geocities.com/rebetology.
Please note that there will also be a major Concert in the Brunei Gallery
Lecture Theatre on the night of Saturday 30 June.
IF YOU WANT TO RESERVE SEATS FOR THE SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT PLEASE WRITE IMMEDIATELY TO [email protected], marking your e-mail “Zeibekiko Concert”
The Conference programme will include the following speakers and others:
[In alphabetical order]
ALI FUAT AYDIN [Izmir]: “Oral Transmission Techniques in the Kaba Zurna
Repertoire of Anatolian Zeybek Music”
KALIA BAKLITZANAKI [London]: “Voice in Rebetiko”
CHRISTOPHER COPEMAN [London]: “The Zeibekiko in Lesvos”
ED EMERY [Institute of Rebetology, London]: “A brief overview”
CENK GÜRAY [Ankara]: “An analysis of Zeybek tunes with respect to their
NORMAN HEALY [SOAS, London]: “A historical overview of (Anatolian) Zeybeks
and Zeybek music”
GAIL HOLST-WARHAFT [Cornell - teleconferencing]: “Zeibekiko
MARIA KOUTSOUBA [Athens], VASILIKI TYROVOLA [Athens] and GIORGOS LIKESAS [Thessaloniki]: “Dance, self expression and aesthetic perception. The case of zeibekiko dance”
OKAN MURAT ÖZTÜRK [Samsun]: “Agir zeybek usul” as a definitive structural
element of Zeybek music and its analysis"
GEORGE PANTAZIS [London]: “A Greek view of Zeibekiko”
NIKOS POLITIS [Athens]: “Zeibekiko etymology”
ALSO, for your general interest, some news about the
SOAS AD HOC REBETIKO BAND
We now have our very own rebetiko band in London. Created out of our
Rebetiko @ SOAS seminars, it’s a great bunch of people - about 30-strong at
the present time. Bouzouki, baglama, tzoura, guitar, santouri and singers.
The band meets for a jam session on the first Monday of every month in the
Horseshoe Pub, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1 [Nearest tube: Farringdon].
The sessions are completely informal. Musicians, singers and dancers of all
levels are always welcome.
We are building a repertoire, and songbooks with musical notation are
available for those who want them.
The next sessions are on Monday 4 June and Monday 2 July. There is no charge for admission. Starting time is 8.30pm - do come and join us.