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    My beautiful bouzouki by Paul Alcantara (published on Guitar Buyer)

    SEX, DRUGS AND REBETIKO? No story of the bouzouki would be complete without a look at rebetiko, a music that, like the Blues, emerged from a melting pot of poverty, social injustice and the interaction of various ethnic groups.Rebetiko was the music of the Rebetes (a derivation of the Turkish word ‘rebet’ meaning ”rebellious”, or ‘unruly’) a group of low-lifes

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  • Athens News Friday 4 November 1994 By Angelika Timms

    Athens News Friday 4 November 1994 By Angelika Timms IN THE HEART of what used to be the red-light district – but is now rapidly becoming part of Athens’ bustling commercial center – one can find Karolos Tsakirian. hard at work in his late father’s business, crafting traditional Creek stringed instruments. Born in Greece of Armenian parents. Karolos is the

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    A Guide to Traditional Arts in Queens ,1991 Edited By Queen Council of the Arts, written by Amanda Dargan

    A Guide to Traditional Arts in Queens ,1991 Edited By Queen Council of the Arts, written by Amanda Dargan GREEK INSTRUMENT MAKER The N subway train, which runs along the elevated tracks above 31st Street in Queens, will bring you to Greek Astoria, where a proliferation of Greek-language signs-TAVERNA, KAFFENION (“coffee shop”), and ZAXAROPLASTEION (“pastry shop”), advertise neighborhood eateries. Local

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