Dear Colleagues,

Final reminder for the conference

Present Projects and Future Prospects”

to be held at the Melina Mercouri Hall on the Island of Hydra, near Athens, on

Thursday 16 October - Sunday 19 October 2003

See our website at: http://www.geocities.com/HydraGathering
E-mail: rebetology@yahoo.com

++ The Hydra Rebetiko Gathering is an annual event, held in the third week of October on the Island of Hydra. It is attended by people from all over the world, Greeks and non-Greeks alike. We combine academic research, performance and workshop sessions related to Greek music and Rebetiko in particular.

++ Our Conference brings together researchers and writers in the field of Rebetiko, together with films and documentaries, and singers and musicians who perform songs old and new. The Conference is open to everyone interested in Rebetiko music. The languages of the conference are Greek and English.

++ The theme of this year’s Conference is " Women and Rebetiko, and the Rebetiko Women ", with special sessions on “Women’s Voice in Rebetiko”, “The Violin in Rebetiko” and “Understanding the Zeibekiko”.

++ The registration fee is £25 / 40 euros / $36 per person. There is a reduced one-day fee of 20 euros, which can be paid upon arrival in Hydra.

Full details of the Hydra Gathering are on our website at http://www.geocities.com/HydraGathering.

If you wish to register to attend the conference, please send your details

by e-mail to rebetology@yahoo.com

With rebetological greetings,

Ed Emery