Tribute to Tsitsanis, at Lycabettus Theater
September 29, 2010
Vasilis Tsitsanis is considered by many to be the father of rembetika, the Greek “blues”. As I was searching around online for a sample of his music (I came up with lots of Youtube video tributes to him and his music, I’ve linkd to some at the end of this post), I came across an article that appeared about 5 years ago in the Athens News. It was about Tsitsanis on the 20th anniversary of his death, when the Greek singer George Dalaras was doing a series of tribute concerts to him at the Athens Music Hall, Megaro Mousiki. It’s a short article, but it does give the reader a brief overview of who Tsitsanis was and the times in which he composed music in Greece. His country went through many changes during his lifetime and as a composer and musician his work reflected that. Full disclosure : Although I happened on this story via an internet search, to my surprise, the article was written by my husbands cousin, Maria Paravantis.
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