When: Sun., Nov. 12, 3 p.m. 2017
REBETIKI ISTORIA - the name means "Rebetika History" - is a leading Greek traditional music group specializing in early-style rebetika. Rebetika is one of the oldest genres of Greek urban popular song. Often characterized as "the blues of Greece," the music expresses the hardship and joys of everyday life including topics life love, loss and poverty. At times, the music was censored and its musicians ostracized, and at times it was lauded as the greatest expression of Greek music and culture.