Vaggeli Korakakis, in concert in Athens

If you’re looking for a place to hear that quintessential Greek bouzouki sound but either can’t stay awake late enough for the clubs, or you’re just here the weeks between the closing of many of the summer venues and the opening of the winter spaces …. or you just don’t like smoke (yes, I know there is a smoking ban now, but it still doesn’t apply to those big giant clubs) –
Anyway, check out this guys’ work, his music is classic and his playing isn’t too bad either. And the best part? It’s like a 3 or 4 euro taxi ride or 1 euro by bus to the Athens Cultural Center in Neos Kosmos.