The diversity of Greek music is apparent from the rich variety of local traditions and from the richness of urban popular music both established and emerging. This conference aims to explore and evaluate that diversity, and its causes, from broader musical, sociological and artistic perspectives. This is of great value in itself and also sheds light on the ethnomusicology of better-studied aspects of Greek music such as Rebetika, which also features as one of the subjects of the conference.
The Organising Committee comprises: Roderick Beaton (King’s College London), Eleni Kallimopoulou (University of Macedonia), Panagiotis Poulos (University of Athens), Chris Williams (KCL/BSA), John Bennet (BSA). The following have confirmed their participation: Nikos Andrikos, Stathis Gauntlett, Ofer Gazit, Labri Giotto, Reguina Hatzipetrou-Andronikou, Michael Herzfeld, Eleni Kallimopoulou, Tony Klein, Daniel Koglin, Leonidas Oikonomou, Chris O’Leary, Nikos Ordoulides, Risto Pekka Pennanen, Nikos Poulakis, Panayiotis Poulos, Venla Sykäri, Aspasia Theodosiou, Dafni Tragaki, Ioannis Tsioulakis, Tassos Vrettos and Vassiliki Yiakoumaki.
A more detailed programme will be available shortly.
With thanks to: The A G Leventis Foundation, Chris Williams, and the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London
When: May 17 - May 18
British School at Athens, Upper House – Athens – 52 Souedias Street