Rembetiko is not just a stylle of music, it is also a way of life an attitude that constanly questions authority in crative ways. The solo dance of the rembetes although based on traditional moves and technique is always breaking rulles and evolving as a living art. The Rembetika lyrics touch subject matter that is dangerous and threatening to normal law obeying citizens. The shadow theater of refugees of the lost lands of Asia Minor tell stories of living in peace, facing death, chosing to live and starting all over.

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  • Roko Kawai

    Hi Leonidas,

    this peaks my curiousity. can you post some images or videos of the shadow theater? would love to know more!

    also, very interested in a quote of lyrics, or one example of how the dance technique breaks the rules.

    thanks for being such a great resource.

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