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12th International Seminar-Meeting on the rebetiko (July 18-25, 2021)

Dear friends

After the difficult period for the whole world, created by the health crisis due to the pandemic which forced us to postpone last year's International Rebetiko Seminar-Meeting, we decided to return to our favorite island to exchange smiles, expectations for an optimistic future and to enjoy our music in the natural environment of the island.

Keeping with a sense of responsibility, all the measures and the continuous instructions taken by the European Union, the Greek Government and the Local Municipality (*) in the field of Health, in order to deal with the epidemic of Covid-19 in our country, we announce the holding of the 12th international seminar-meeting for Rebetiko, July 18-25, 2021 in Skyros.

The 12th International Seminar-meeting on rebetiko song will take place at the Folk Museum “Manos and Anastasia Faltaits” in Skyros Island 18-25 July 2021. Classes and events will take place outdoors.

Responsible for the lessons is the musician Spyros Goumas. Responsible for administration is George Makris. Our supporters in this action is, as always, the Folklore Museum “Manos and Anastasia Faltaits” and the PE.A.P of Skyros Municipality as well as the Skyros Shipping Co. (SNE) which welcome us in their hospitable places and we all enjoy the beautiful journey of our rebetiko music.

The seminar-meeting, together with the parallel and open to the public events is an institution, which exceeds the limits of the Greek territory.

Its range reaches Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Turkey, Cyprus, Finland, England, France, Netherlands, Israel, etc. Moreover, the seminar preserves and promotes the value of rebetiko song as one of the main diachronic components of our urban civilization. Its timeless value brings new data to our music, contributing to the creative abilities and improvement of new musicians and their musical expression especially after the recognition and registration of Rebetiko in the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, December 2017.
The voluntary effort of our team is based on our love for musical tradition, which enriches us with enthusiasm, passion and power to overcome many daily difficulties.

Because of the number of the participants is limited, we’ll keep strict priority. Please contact us by phone or e-mail in order to declare your participation.

George Makris and Spiros Goumas

Information tel: 0030210-6410211, 00306972335227e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Detailed information about the seminar (lessons, speeches, concert etc.) will be announced later on website
In the same link you can find and download the minutes of the previous Seminars -Meetings on the rebetiko song.
Information about Skyros Island can be found in the following site

(*) For travel to the islands, either by boat or by air, with the exception of Lefkada, Evia and Salamina, one of the following will be required:
- vaccination certificate (14 days after the second dose)
- PCR test 72 hours or Rapid test 24 hours or Self-test 24 hours
- Certificate of illness (2 months after the illness and up to 9 months).