Vassilis Tsitsanis (1915-1984) was one of the major figures of Greek popular music. As a rebetiko composer, he had a huge recorded output - upwards of 500 titles - and he worked with great singers such as Sotiria Bellou and Marika Ninou. You are invited to attend the first English-language conference about Tsitsanis and his work. It will take place in London on Sunday 9 December 2012, at the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS, nearest tube Russell Square].
Speakers include: Dr Nikos Ordoulidis [University of Leeds]; Dr Klearchos Kyriakides [University of Hertfordshire]; Pavlos Carvalho [Professional musician]; Ed Emery [School of Oriental and African Studies]
Members of the Tsitsanis family will be in attendance.
The conference will be followed by a concert of the best-loved songs of Vassilis Tsitsanis, featuring our wonderful performers Vassiliki Anastasiou (voice) and Pavlos Carvalho (bouzouki), and members of the Cultural Music Society "Vasilis Tsitsanis" from Greece.
Admission to the conference [2.00pm] is FREE.
Admission to the concert [7.00pm] is £6 / concessions £4
PLEASE NOTE that for licensing reasons all places must be booked IN ADVANCE.
To request places, please write to the conference organiser firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is organised by:
The Institute of Rebetology [London]
The Cultural Music Society "Vasilis Tsitsanis" [Greece]
The SOAS Rebetiko Band [London]
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