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Lanfranc A new Rebetiko in both English & Greek (40) RE: A new Rebetiko in both English & Greek 24 Oct 06

Listening again while reading this thread through from top to bottom has been an interesting and educational experience. I love Greece and its people and have spent many happy days there. There was a bar in Porto Heli that played rebetiko tapes, but I could never find them in the shops that I got to. "Who Pays the Ferryman", "Never on a Sunday" and "Zorba the Greek" was about all tourists were offered.

The baghlama I actually bought in Malta although it was made in Italy! I also have a Turkish baglama saz, which is similar only insofar as it also has six strings - it's about ten times the size of its Greek namesake.

Now listening for the third time in English (plus once in Greek for atmosphere!), I am increasingly impressed. It's a brilliant song!

Bravo George


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