AN INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF REBETIKO IN LONDON
Further details can be found at our website: http://www.geocities.com/RebetikoSOAS
We are delighted to announce that after several months of negotiations, we now have permission from the SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES to begin a long-term programme of Rebetiko Study Seminars. Organised by Ed Emery and Pavlos Doukanaris MMus, the programme will consist initially of a series of Rebetiko Day Schools, looking at every aspect of Rebetiko music and song.
The project will be called REBETIKO @ SOAS
We are moving towards creating a world-class centre in London for the study of Rebetiko, enrolling Greek and Middle Eastern teachers and building a solidly based archive of research materials. Our intention is that eventually we shall offer an accredited diploma course.
FIRST REBETIKO STUDY SEMINAR: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th February 2004
Our first REBETIKO STUDY SEMINAR will be held at SOAS on the weekend of 27-29 FEBRUARY 2004. All interested persons are welcome to attend. The programme will cater for beginners and established musicians alike. It will feature:
A general introduction
A film show about rebetiko
Sessions on musical theory and rebetiko history
Practical workshops for bouzouki, guitar, baglama and tzoura.
A session entitled “REBETIKO FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS”
A big KARAGHIOZIS SHOW, performed by JASON MELISSINOS
(whom we shall be bringing from Athens) and a REBETIKO MINI-CONCERT
SECOND REBETIKO STUDY SEMINAR: Friday 26th - Sunday 28th March 2004
The second REBETIKO STUDY SEMINAR will be held at SOAS on the weekend of 26-28 March 2004. It will feature a similar programme to the February event - with a big difference:
On the night of Sunday 28 March we shall hold a big REBETIKO JAM SESSION PARTY. We hope to have violinist KYRIAKOS GOUVENTAS coming from Greece. Together with musicians from THE PLASTIC CHAIRS and the SOAS AD HOC REBETIKO BAND, this will be an event not to be missed!
IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER FOR EITHER OF THESE SEMINARS
PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO [email protected].
You can also contact us by phone at 07932 059 331.
Institute of Rebetology