Rembetika: The Blues of Greece

Australia, 1982

Film
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Narrated by Anthony Quinn, “Rembetika: The blues of Greece” is the story of the music made popular by the film, “Zorba the Greek”. This video was filmed in Greece, Turkey, America and Australia, and traces the history of this ‘blues’ music of Greece from its origins in the hashish dens of Athens and Smyrna. It includes rare footage of some of the most famous names in Rembetika such as, Mikis Theodorakis, Markos Vamvakaris, Sotiria Bellou, Mariza Koch and Vasilis Tsitsanis. There is even rarer footage of the 1921 invasion of Turkey, by Greece, which led to the greatest disaster in Greek history.

Credits

co-producer

Philippe de Montignie

Zelda Rosenbaum

production company

Video Images Australia

DNM Productions

Duration

00:49:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37102

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Experimental

History → Greece - History

History → History

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Greece

People → Thodorakis, Mikis

People → Tsitsanes, Vasiles

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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