The Greek singer and multi-instrumenstalist Maria Simoglou was born in Thessaloniki,in the North of Greece. In the past, she cooperated with amongst others Ross Daly, Stelios Petrakis, Bijan Chemirani and Yorgis Xylouris, to name a few. In recent years she has concentrated on original interpretations of the fascinating rebetiko songs of Smyrna (present-day Izmir), the sparkling melting pot where the Jewish, Christian and Islamic cultures crossed each other and intermingled and influenced for centuries. Maria Simoglou introduces us to these (Oriental) blues. Rebetiko is the music movement that arose at the beginning of the 20th century in the dark brown pubs of the Greek and Anatolian port cities, at the same time poetic, sentimental and socially inspired. The so-called Smyrna-style is considered by some to be the more refined (oriental) branch of the rembetika, which of course also stands out because the bouzouki is missing ... but let this absolutely not spoil the musical pleasure. Starting from the tradition, contemporary arrangements retain their instrumental purity and melodic almost intoxicating evocative power.
Maria Simoglou vocals & artistic direction
Stratis Psaradellis lyra, saz & lafta
Charris Lambrakis ney
Stephanos Dorbarakis kanonaki
Periklis Papapetropoulos saz & lafta
Kostas Meretakis percussion
* Now MIX your own "MUSIC A LA CARTE"
During the season 2017-2018 you can opt for an à la carte seasonal ticket. You can choose from different concerts and compose your own personalized *MIX. That way you can enjoy a nice extra reduction.
Do mind the *MIX label ! Not all concerts are eligible!
Mini*MIX = As of 3 concerten => 10% reduction
Midi*MIX = As of 5 concerten => 15% reduction
Maxi*MIX = As of 7 concerten => 20% reduction
A SELECTION FROM THE *MIX-CONCERTS ...
• 22/02 Me la Amargates Tu
• 04|03 Oyalı Yazma
• 10|03 The Big Folk ‘n’ Irish Night #03
• 16|03 Maria Simoglou Ensemble (rebetiko)
• 22|03 100 jaar Impressies van Spanje (F.G. Lorca);
• 05|04 Duarte (fado);
• 21|04 AFF Film (Les hommes d’argile) + concert Sanaa Marahati
• 25|04 Sarvsetah Ensemble (Iran)
• 27|04 Marc Hauman & Groep /// WÖR
• 29|04 Seksendört
• 30|04 Grup Tını
• 17|05 Xenitia (ft. Katerina Fotinaki)
BEWARE : *MIX-SEASONAL TICKETS only available at the desk of UITBUREAU or telephonically at 09 233 77 88