So I thought it was about time I wrote about this again because some further thoughts have been stewing in my mind since I first ranted about the topic five years ago. Basically what I said was that I didn’t like … Continue reading
Category Archives: Re(m)betology
I just stumbled across this article on rembetika/rebetika in a therapeutic context, haven’t had an opportunity to read it myself yet but it relates to the current financial and social crisis in Greece. Should make for interesting reading. The article is written by researcher Yona Stamatis, PhD, who is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Art, Music and Theater at the University of Illinois, Springfield. It appears in Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy Vol 15, no 3 (2015).
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I originally had this made for me by Graham McDonald in Canberra, who can most often be found designing and making mandolins and Irish bouzoukis of various kinds. At the time he was also making a solid-body electric bouzouki so … Continue reading
Some rembetika purists detest the idea of amplifying the bouzouki and whilst I sympathise with them to some extent because I love playing my acoustic trichordo unplugged, there are other occasions when I like to make a lot of noise and an acoustic … Continue reading