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An International Weekend Conference

“Researching Rebetika: Present Projects, Future Prospects”

Hydra 18-22 October 2001

List of Speakers

The following are the confirmed speakers for the Conference.

ELENI ANDRiaKAINA: sociologist, University of Thessaloniki. "Thoughts on a Historical Sociology of Rebetiko and of "Rebetology": Rebetiko as a Cultural Object"

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Ali Fuat Aydin: musicologist, Middle East Technical University, Ankara. "The Characteristics of the Music of Asia Minor Greeks and the Effects of "Population Exchange" in Greek Music: A Comparative Approach" [With Cenk Guray]

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LUC BONGRAND: film-maker, France: Presentation of a new Franco-Hellenic Rebetiko film: "Nuit sans lune"

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ANTOINE CAROLUS: web maestro, France:  "Project for an Interactive Contributive Rebetiko Database"

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Ed Emery: translator, Institute of Rebetology, London. "The Current State of Research into Rebetika"

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Costas Ferris: director of the film Rebetiko. Will present a paper on "The Rebetiko Minore: The Magical Marriage of Oriental Monophony and Western Harmony"

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Stathis Gauntlett: researcher of the Melbourne "Corpus of Rebetika Song". Invited to speak on "Mammon and the Muse: Rebetika as a Marketing Construct."

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Cenk Guray: musicologist. "The Characteristics of the Music of Asia Minor Greeks and the Effects of "Population Exchange" in Greek Music: A Comparative Approach" [With Ali Fuat Aydin]

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Gail Holst-Warhaft: author of The Road to Rembetika. Will present a paper on "Rebetika Re-Orientalised: Its Development as World Music"

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MUAMMER KETENCOGLOU: accordionist and rebetologist. "Shared Influences in Turkish Music and Rebetika"

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Panayiotis Kounadhis: Rebetika archivist extraordinary. Will host a round-table discussion.

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Nikos Kotaridis: sociologist, Panteion University, Athens. "From Rebetiko song to 'Skyladhiko'" [with Leonidas Oikonomou]

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Yannis Kouris: sociologist. "The Figure of the Koutsavakis/Mangas in the Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre "

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Diane Mueller: creator of the wonderful "Rebetisses" website. Will present a paper on "Rebetika and the World Wide Web".

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GIORGOS NIKOLAKAKIS: social anthropologist, University of Crete. "Ideological and Methodological Approaches to Rebetiko: The contribution of local paradigms of Crete and Lesbos" [with Yannis Zaimakis]

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Leonidas Oikonomou: sociologist, Panteion University, Athens. "From Rebetiko song to 'Skyladhiko'" [with Nikos Kotaridis]

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Panaghis Panaghiotopoulos: sociologist. "The Slipperiness of Rebetiko: The Neutralisation and Idealisation of Rebetiko"

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Nikos Papachristopoulos: sociologist. "Mockery and Deceitfulness in Rebetiko Song"

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anastasia valentinI riga: social-clinical psychologist, University of Crete. "Modern Greek Society and Rebetiko Song: The Social Representations of a Simultaneous Birth"

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Katalin Szabo: sociologist. "The Topography of Rebetiko"

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Kirsti Thorsen:  anthropologist. Will present a paper on: "Ya sou manga mou dervisi: Sufi Symbolism in Rebetiko Culture"

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Daphne Tragaki: ethnomusicologist, Goldsmiths College, University of London. "Doing Urban  Ethnomusicology at Home: theoretical and methodological orientations for understanding contemporary rebetiko musical culture"

 

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Vassilis Vamvakas: sociologist. "The Entertainment Parameter of Rebetiko: Humour as a Means of Organising Subjective and Social Opposition"

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Yannis ZaImakis: sociologist, University of Thrace. "Ideological and Methodological Approaches to Rebetiko: The contribution of local paradigms of Crete and Lesbos" [with Giorgos Nikolakakis]

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Other Speakers: to be announced

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