An International Weekend Conference
Hydra 18-22 October 2001
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]
LUC BONGRAND: film-maker, France: Presentation of a new Franco-Hellenic Rebetiko film: "Nuit sans lune"
ANTOINE CAROLUS: web maestro, France: "Project for an Interactive Contributive Rebetiko Database"
Ed Emery: translator, Institute of Rebetology, London. "The Current State of Research into Rebetika"
Costas Ferris: director of the film Rebetiko. Will present a paper on "The Rebetiko Minore: The Magical Marriage of Oriental Monophony and Western Harmony"
Stathis Gauntlett: researcher of the Melbourne "Corpus of Rebetika Song". Invited to speak on "Mammon and the Muse: Rebetika as a Marketing Construct."
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]
Gail Holst-Warhaft: author of The Road to Rembetika. Will present a paper on "Rebetika Re-Orientalised: Its Development as World Music"
MUAMMER KETENCOGLOU: accordionist and rebetologist. "Shared Influences in Turkish Music and Rebetika"
Panayiotis Kounadhis: Rebetika archivist extraordinary. Will host a round-table discussion.
Nikos Kotaridis: sociologist, Panteion University, Athens. "From Rebetiko song to 'Skyladhiko'" [with Leonidas Oikonomou]
Yannis Kouris: sociologist. "The Figure of the Koutsavakis/Mangas in the Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre "
Diane Mueller: creator of the wonderful "Rebetisses" website. Will present a paper on "Rebetika and the World Wide Web".
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]
Leonidas Oikonomou: sociologist, Panteion University, Athens. "From Rebetiko song to 'Skyladhiko'" [with Nikos Kotaridis]
Panaghis Panaghiotopoulos: sociologist. "The Slipperiness of Rebetiko: The Neutralisation and Idealisation of Rebetiko"
Nikos Papachristopoulos: sociologist. "Mockery and Deceitfulness in Rebetiko Song"
anastasia valentinI riga: social-clinical psychologist, University of Crete. "Modern Greek Society and Rebetiko Song: The Social Representations of a Simultaneous Birth"
Katalin Szabo: sociologist. "The Topography of Rebetiko"
Kirsti Thorsen: anthropologist. Will present a paper on: "Ya sou manga mou dervisi: Sufi Symbolism in Rebetiko Culture"
Daphne Tragaki: ethnomusicologist, Goldsmiths College, University of London. "Doing Urban Ethnomusicology at Home: theoretical and methodological orientations for understanding contemporary rebetiko musical culture"
Vassilis Vamvakas: sociologist. "The Entertainment Parameter of Rebetiko: Humour as a Means of Organising Subjective and Social Opposition"
Yannis ZaImakis: sociologist, University of Thrace. "Ideological and Methodological Approaches to Rebetiko: The contribution of local paradigms of Crete and Lesbos" [with Giorgos Nikolakakis]
Other Speakers: to be announced