Songs of the Greek Underworld: The Rebetika Tradition
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Printed: 2000 Author: Elias Petropoulos
Publisher: Al Saqi ISBN: 0863563988
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Hardcover - 150 pages (November 2000), usually ships within 2-3 days.
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Synopsis
An introduction to the Greek tradition of the Rebetika song, which was the music of the poor, the dispossessed, the refugees and the migrants who came to Greece from Asia Minor before and after World War I. The author argues that the music is in fact cosmopolitan, having its roots in Turkey. The text includes breakdowns of the rhythms and metric patterns of the different musics and their associated dances and some of the songs from the tradition.