29/8/2018 – 2/09/2018
Firmly established in the cultural life of Syros, Rebetiko Music Festival was launched in 2016 by the Municipality of Syros –Ermoupolis in collaboration with the Society for the Development and Progress of the Cyclades, Chamber of Commerce. Urban folk music has flourished on Syros as an integral element of culture since the early 20th century. The songs of the great singer and songwriter Markos Vamvakaris have made Rebetiko music and Syros known all over the world, inspiring the establishment of this festival. This year’s edition features an extensive range of events – concerts, theatrical performances, lectures, exhibitions, seminars, as well as children’s events, highlighting the contribution of Markos Vamvakaris and his native island, Syros, to Greek and world music.