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Rebetiko vol.I


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Στην συλλογή υπάρχουν τραγούδια της δεκαετίας του '30, της κλασικής δηλαδή περιόδου της ρεμπέτικης μουσικής. Τότε έγιναν οι πρώτες ηχογραφήσεις και αναδείχθηκαν οι περισσότεροι από τους κλασικούς συνθέτες και τραγουδιστές του ρεμπέτικου τραγουδιού, όπως ο Μάρκος Βαμβακάρης, ο Ανέστος Δελλιάς, ο Στράτος Παγιουμτζής, ο Γιώργος Μπάτης και άλλοι.


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Rebetiko is a term used to describe the Greek urban folk music that appeared in the late 19th century and obtained its standard form until the third decade of the 20th century. Developed mainly in Greek cities-ports where the working class lived (Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Volos) and then went to other cities.The word rebetiko is an adjectival form derived from the Greek word rebetis.The word rebetis is today construed to mean a person who embodies aspects of character, dress, behavior, morals and ethics associated with a particular subculture.
Often its lyrics reflect the harsher realities of a marginalized subculture's lifestyle. Thus one finds themes such as crime, drink, drugs, poverty, prostitution and violence, but also a multitude of themes of relevance to Greek people of any social stratum: death, eroticism, exile, exoticism, disease, love, marriage, the mother figure, war, work, and diverse other everyday matters, both happy and sad. Bouzouki is the emblematic instrument of this music, usually accompanied by baglamas and guitar.

 
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