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Rebetiko is the music of the poor, the broken, the disaffected, the exiled; and it’s thriving again

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Con Kalamaras is the director of the inaugural Melbourne Rebetiko Festival at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday, March 10.  The afternoon and evening festival features Pliri Ntaxei (Greece) pictured above, Chrysoula K and Purpura (Greece), Zourouna,  Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble, Pascal Latra and the Philhellenes, Melbourne Bouzouki Orchestra with Dean Georgalas and the Manasis School of Greek and Dance Culture. We asked Kalamaras to explain Rebetiko – often

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Music from Cretans: George Xylouris and Jim White (via The Dirty Three, Fugazi and Nick Cave)

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George Xylouris and Jim White (pictured above) are one of the most exciting musical collaborations right now. Their new album Mother is not for the fragile. The alternative rock and Cretan music meld is blood and bones, earth and sea, literature and poetry, war and love; it is Crete. One needs to understand the Cretans

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Musicians tackle the challenges of making art in ‘narcissitic’ Sydney

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In the past two weeks Daily Review has published transcripts from a conversation among musicians at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney on October 13. (Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here). The invitees represented the area of new, exploratory, and improvised musics – from concerts and productions that are government and privately funded to performance series and festivals that

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Another fly on the wall conversation among Sydney musicians

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Last week Daily Review published a transcript of a conversation among musicians at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney on October 13. This transcript now moves to the discussion of concert series in Sydney that are self-organised. The invitees represented the area of new, exploratory, and improvised musics – from concerts and productions that are government and privately funded

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