Days of Rebetiko: a music festival on the beautiful island of Skopelos, dedicated to “the Blues of Greece”.
Skopelos is once again organizing the Traditional Music Festival «Days of Rebetiko». After last year’s successful outcome, the festival will be hosted between the 15th-18th of July, under the coordination of the Skopelos Culture and Folklore Association.
The festival commemorates the work of great folk composers of Rebetiko in order to preserve the Greek traditional music, which is part of the identity and the intangible cultural heritage of the island and Greece in general.
Besides, Skopelos is directly associated with the Rebetiko music, as one of the greatest Greek composers of the genre, Mr. Giorgos Xintaris was born in Skopelos. In 1982, he created Anatoli, the renowned tavern of Skopelos, which is a point of reference for the daily entertainment for the local community.
Famous music groups, singers and instrumentalists from all parts of Greece will participate in this year’s festival. Some of the participants are Agathonas Iakovidis, Manolis Pappos, Thomas Korovinis, the music group «Priggipessa” from Thessaloniki, the music conservatory of Syros “En chordais and organois” led by the well-known Stavros Xarhakos, and of course all local artists and Mr. Xintaris, who will also make the opening of the festival.
Spyrou Skopelos Experience invites you to our beautiful island for one of the most interesting festivals of Skopelos this summer.