Once Upon A Time in Greece… a celebration of music from the Mediterranean


When and where:
Sunday 22nd of May 2016 – 11:45 – 15:30 at St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Hall in London.
The event is organised by the Rebetiko Carnival Festival and the Workshop by KITE Music and Supported by Cyprus Educational Mission in UK (KEA).

Greek Music Children’s Workshop & Performance is designed for children and young people aged 6 to 18 years old from every community living in London and participation is FREE. The workshop, will be led by professional musicians and educationalists who are currently active in performing this genre of music in the UK.

The participants they will have the opportunity to take part in a concert presented to parents and the community in the same afternoon, singing as part of the choir or playing alongside the professional musicians.

Children will learn to sing and play beloved and popular Greek tunes on the guitar, bouzouki, baglama, violin and other instruments, songs from a wide range of Greek classic music including Rebetika songs by Tsitsanis and Vamvakaris as well as repertoire from Theodorakis, Hadjidakis and Xarhakos. The aim of the workshop is to introduce to and teach them about the rhythms and music of their culture, in a relaxed and fun environment.

All instruments are welcome, while if you do not play, just bring your voices… the most important instrument of all! Students must have their own instruments.

Each student will receive a certificate of participation to the workshop.

*Snacks and refreshments will be provided during break and lunch time.
However, you are welcome to provide your child with your own snacks and drink.

*Dress code for the performance: black and white outfit
Boys – white shirt and black trousers / Girls – white shirt and black skirt.