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eBook Road to Rembetika: music of a greek sub-culture, songs of love, sorrow and hashish ePub

by Gail Holst

eBook Road to Rembetika: music of a greek sub-culture, songs of love, sorrow and hashish ePub
Author: Gail Holst
Language: English
ISBN: 9607120078
ISBN13: 978-9607120076
Publisher: Denise Harvey (Publisher); 5th edition (January 7, 2014)
Pages: 192
Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 289
Formats: azw lrf doc lit
ePub file: 1806 kb
Fb2 file: 1885 kb

The rembetika, songs that were sung in the poor quarters of Smyrna . I’d had a somewhat authentic taste of Rembetika, or maybe it was more of an historic reenactment at a Greek tavern in Epirus, Greece called Piperi Tavern

The rembetika, songs that were sung in the poor quarters of Smyrna, Istanbul and the ports of Greece in the late nineteenth century. I’d had a somewhat authentic taste of Rembetika, or maybe it was more of an historic reenactment at a Greek tavern in Epirus, Greece called Piperi Tavern. But as one begins to understand the lyrics, it’s hard not to wonder about the people who wrote them and the time period. This book offers a bit of information on both but it is also somewhat of a memoir as the author also describes her time in the 1960s in Greece.

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Traditional Greek music, especially the song and dance of the urban . That was, in part, a role that Gail Holst's Road to Rembetika would serve.

Traditional Greek music, especially the song and dance of the urban underworld of Athens and Piraeus, has captivated many scholars and collectors of early ethnic 78.

Release Date:January 1977.

Athens : Denise Harvey, 1989. Physical Description: 181 p. : il. music. General Note: Texts of songs in Greek and English. Subject Term: Folk music - Greece - History and criticism. Folk songs, Greek - Greece - Texts. Folk songs, Greek - Translations into English. English poetry - Translations from modern Greek.

Rembetika, Greeces urban folk music, which became the basis for its present day popular bouzouki music, could be paralleled to the blues of America. It also includes a selection of song lyrics in Greek and English. ISBN: 9789607120076 Binding: Softback 181 pages.

The second part of the book is a collection of rembetika songs in Greek with the English translation en face. The text is illustrated with photographs of the period, musical examples and original manuscripts of the songs. Format Paperback 192 pages.

Road to rembetika: Music from a Greek sub-culture, songs of love, sorrow. Anglo-Hellenic Publishing (12 January 1975). Independently published (18 May 2018).

The rembetika, songs that were sung in the poor quarters of Smyrna, Istanbul and the ports of Greece in the late nineteenth century, and became the popular bouzouki music of the 1930s to 1950s, have many parallels with American blues. Like the blues, the rembetika were the music of outsiders, who developed their own slang and their own forms of expression. Road to Rembetika was the first book in English to attempt a general survey of the world of the 'rembetes' who smoked hashish and danced the passionate introspective zebekiko to release their emotions. The author Gail Holst, an Australian musician and writer who first came to Greece in 1965 and who has continued to perform and write about Greek music ever since, describes her own initiation into the rembetika, outlines its historical and sociological background, its musical characteristics and instrumentation. The second part of the book is a collection of rembetika songs in Greek with the English translation en face. The text is illustrated with photographs of the period, musical examples and original manuscripts of the songs. Although Road to Rembetika was first published many years ago, this revised edition of this now classic book still remains the most vibrant portrayal of this musical genre.
Taun
Very good historical and personal presentation. The author gave a factual narrative about the people and places that make up the history of the Greek bouzouki.
Shakar
This volume has actual lyrics in Greek and English...very very swift.
Alianyau
I bought the book from Amazon Germany while I was staying in Greece and it's more than I expected it to be. It’s a perfect beginners' book about Rembetika, a starting point, not too overwhelming but rather whetting the appetite for more. The author, Gail Holst writes, “ . . . it’s always more interesting to get to know one man a little than to be presented with a lot of names to which there is not enough space to attach faces."
Originally, I’d bought this book because of the 60+ pages at the end with lyrics and translation of the songs. I’d had a somewhat authentic taste of Rembetika, or maybe it was more of an historic reenactment at a Greek tavern in Epirus, Greece called Piperi Tavern.

While there, a friend had recommended using Rembetika as another tool for learning the Greek language. But as one begins to understand the lyrics, it’s hard not to wonder about the people who wrote them and the time period. This book offers a bit of information on both but it is also somewhat of a memoir as the author also describes her time in the 1960s in Greece. This book was recommended by author, Jim Potts, who was also kind enough to lend his opinion to the cover of the book, THE NIFI, so naturally I trusted his judgment. I also wholeheartedly recommend it, not only to fellow Rembetika lovers but also to my fellow Greek-language-learners!
Anarawield
Should be read by anyone who is interested in Rembetika, Rebetes, Mages, Bouzouki, Baglama, music, Izmir and Greek modern history.
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