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The Rough Guide to Rebetika Review

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The Rough Guide to Rebetika (World Music Network)

The Rough Guide to Rebetika ventures into a rougher neighborhood and somewhere akin to the early years of American blues, Portuguese fado or gypsy music in general. Greek rebetika which derives from underground society, doesn't sound anything like flamenco or American blues, but the social messages of the songs feature similar themes. Rebetika does recall early fado, with its tearful vocals and shimmering lutes, but als...
Read more at: World Music Central

Various Artists

The Rough Guide to Rebetika (World Music Network)

The Rough Guide to Rebetika ventures into a rougher neighborhood and somewhere akin to the early years of American blues, Portuguese fado or gypsy music in general. Greek rebetika which derives from underground society, doesn't sound anything like flamenco or American blues, but the social messages of the songs feature similar themes. Rebetika does recall early fado, with its tearful vocals and shimmering lutes, but als...
Read more at: World Music Central