The Classic Sounds of Rebetika Come to Life in Astoria (Vid & Pics)

The musicians: Avram Pengas- guitar, Nicholas Mandoukos- guitar, Damian Dudu- violin, Leonidas Eracleous- bouzouki, Kostas Fotiadis- bouzouki, Ioannis Gkouskos- percussion, Ellie Tsachtani- vocals, Aggeliki Psoni- vocals, Kostas Paliogiannis- vocals, George Fotakis- vocals. Photo by Costas Bej

ASTORIA – Unforgettable rebetika melodies such as To minore tis avgis and Oloi oi rebetes tou dounia, and many more came to life at an event held at the Kefalonian Society of America “Kefalos” in Astoria on June 3. The talented musician Damian Dudu organized and directed the “mini” concert just two months after he came up with the idea of ​​gathering a group of musicians to perform a Rebetiko Night for the Greek community.

The musicians chosen are mostly amateurs, …

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