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Enjoy our final evening at Old Town Hall with a performance of Greek, English, Irish, and American tunes using authentic instruments of the Rebetiko tradition!
Tactical Bouzouki plays Rebetika (Greek urban blues) and Smyrneika (music emerging from a confluence of musically sophisticated refugees from Asia Minor and marginalized classes in Greek cities in the early 20th century) and classic English, Irish, and American tunes. The Greek music features eastern modal scales and odd metered rhythms, as well as lyrical content reflecting period struggles which have a universal resonance. We use authentic instruments out of the Rebetiko tradition: the baghlama, tzoura, and bouzouki, as well as the guitar and accordion. We like to make it more interesting for ourselves and the audience by incorporating traditional Greek instruments no matter what country the music is from. The classic American and European pieces that we play are fun and familiar for people of wide ranging ages and cultural backgrounds.