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#1 Songs of the greek Underground / Rembetiko

Posted By: Georgii

#1 Songs of the greek Underground / Rembetiko


Rebetiko, plural rebetika, (Greek ρεμπέτικο and ρεμπέτικα respectively) is the name for a type of urban Greek music.

Rebetika are the songs of the Greek underworld, sung by the so-called rebetes (Greek: ρεμπέτης). Rebetes were unconventional people who lived outside the social order. They first appeared after the Greek War of Independence of 1821.

The songs, often compared to genres like American blues, are full of grief, passion, romance, and bitterness. They are generally melancholic songs telling of the misfortunes of simple ordinary men. All the rebetika songs are for dancing. Almost half of them are zeibekiko and the others are hasapiko.

source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembetiko


This is #1 of a 2 disc record
MP3/VBR ;) / 67 MB




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Disc #2 you'll find here http://avaxhome.ws/music/2005/12/16/rembetika2/#full