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Mark St Hall

The Boîte presents The Tsiftes Band | Rebetiko Band in Concert at Mark St Hall

Tsiftes is a Rebetiko band from Melbourne featuring Con Kalamaras, Stav Thomopoulos, Alex Petropoulos, Niko Kapralos and Jenny Dixon.

The Boîte presents The Tsiftes Band | Rebetiko Band in Concert at Mark St Hall
The Boîte presents The Tsiftes Band | Rebetiko Band in Concert at Mark St Hall

Time & Location

16 Mar 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mark St Hall, 1 Mark St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia

About the Event

Tsiftes is a Rebetiko band from Melbourne featuring Con Kalamaras, Stav Thomopoulos, Alex Petropoulos, Niko Kapralos and Jenny Dixon.

Rebetiko music, often referred to as the Greek blues, originated in Greece during the 1920s and gained prominence as the musical expression of the marginalized and outlawed. Its roots can be traced back to early songs crafted within the confines of prisons, where inmates huddled in circles, strumming their crudely fashioned baglamas and singing tales of pain, heartbreak, and camaraderie. These instruments played a pivotal role in shaping the distinctive sound of Rebetiko. The themes of suffering, emotional anguish, and solidarity were central to Rebetiko, reflecting the realities of the subculture during that period. As a testament to their commitment to preserving this unique cultural heritage, the members of Tsiftes have become renowned for their authentic interpretations and vocal harmonies. Through their performances, they breathe life into the historical narrative of Rebetiko, ensuring that the spirit of the Greek blues continues to resonate with audiences, transcending time and preserving the essence of a bygone era.

The Boite presents The Tsiftes Band 

Date/Time: 7:30pm Saturday 16 March

Location: Mark St Hall, 1 Mark St, Fitzroy North

Entry: General $30; Concession $25

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