Greek Serenade: Plastikes Karekles with Pavlos Carvalho and friends

An evening of Greek Rebetiko music by Tsitsanis, one of its greatest icons. He revolutionised the sound of Greek music blending modal and byzantine melodies with western harmonies and traditional rhythmic patterns. His imagination and creativity knew no bounds, and his songs have become anthems of Greek culture.

Vassilis Tsitsanis [1915-1984] is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest icons of Greek music. He revolutionised the sound of Greek music with the blending of modal and Byzantine melodies with western harmonies and traditional rhythmic patterns from which an intricate and rich sound emerged. He was a prolific composer. For every one song other composers wrote, Tsitsanis wrote ten. His imagination and creativity knew no bounds and his songs have become anthems of Greek culture. Even today they are played daily over the radio and people of all ages listen to them and sing along as part of daily life.

Plastikes Karekles is one of the foremost bands in the performance and cultivation of Greek music in the UK and abroad. Internationally they have performed at festivals in Greece, France, Italy, Scotland, Wales and Qatar. In the UK they have performed at the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St David’s Hall as part of the proms, as well as more intimate venues such as the Green Note, Vortex and the Forge, London. They have also performed at Kings Place, London both as part of the Rebetiko Carnival and Equator: Women of the World Festival.

The musicians of Plastikes Karekles are also founding members of of the Rebetiko Carnival, a charity and festival with rebetiko music at its heart and dedicated to schools, hospitals, prisons and care homes throughout the UK.

Musicians:

Pavlos Carvalho-voice,/bouzouki/ baglama
Maria Tsirodimitri-voice/ guitar
George Angelopoulos- voice/bouzouki
Vassileios Voulgaropoulos-voice

Main prices £15, Students £6. Students and children over 12 yrs £6. Children under 12 yrs £0

Visit the Festival of Chichester event web page for further details.

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