x

Music

An Online Educational Platform Dedicated to Rebetiko

ATHENS – Rebetiko is a traditional form of music with a storied past in Greece, but what is its future? REDU (Rebetiko Educational Online Platform) is the first online educational platform for this influential style of Greek urban folk music, the vision of Dimitris Mistakidis, a folk guitar virtuoso and expert in the Rebetiko repertoire, realized with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

REDU helps share technical and theoretical knowledge about playing rebetiko and is designed for people who do not have access to in-person teaching. The platform includes tools such as interactive sheet music, historical information, morphological analyses, and educational videos. Now in the first phase of its rollout, REDU contains educational material related to the work of Rebetiko composer and guitarist Kostas Skarvelis. In addition to its educational mission, the platform also exists for all those who simply want to enjoy reinterpretations of songs recorded by top contemporary musicians and singers.

SNF has also provided past support to a school on Syros that teaches the traditional instruments of Rebetiko and held an SNF Dialogues event on the island about the genre, which inspired a curated playlist of rebetiko essentials. With support from SNF, one of the richest collections of rebetiko music, documents, images, and instruments was also digitized and made available online through the Kounadis Archive Virtual Museum, which is now home to 2,996 78 RPM recordings, 52 interviews, 2,222 musical scores, and more.

Source: SNF

RELATED

NEW YORK (AP) — A comet must have landed at the 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

1 of 2 Abducted Louisiana Children is Found Dead in Mississippi after Their Mother is Killed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman was found dead in her home Thursday, and her two young daughters were abducted and found hours later in Mississippi — one dead and the other alive, police said.

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany  — Jude Bellingham scored to give England a winning start at the European Championship by beating Serbia 1-0 on Sunday.

BALTIMORE  — Gunnar Henderson hit his eighth leadoff homer of the season, and three more Orioles also went deep off Zack Wheeler to help Baltimore beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday.

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland  — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in.

ATHENS - Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic shut international travel and kept tourists away from Greece, the government now wants  to limit how many cruise ships can dock at popular islands because there are too many tourists.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.