Monthly Archives: December 2013

Rebetika Part 3 – The soul of Rebetika

While I’ve always enjoyed Rebetika more than any other kind of Greek music, I didn’t form the visceral connection to the genre until I watched Costas Ferris’ film Rembetiko about a decade ago. If pressed, I would probably list it … Continue reading

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Snapshots of a crisis

Trying to describe what the financial crisis is like here is hard. There’s the obvious signs, like the closed businesses, the slashed salaries and pensions, the unemployment, and the media and economists with their very disheartening estimations and future projections. … Continue reading

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