Definitions

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  • noun A type of Greek urban folk music.

Etymologies

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Greek ρεμπέτικο (rempétiko, "rebetiko")

Examples

  • It's classic Furst – elegantly written, faultlessly researched, full of lovely details such as the illicit rebetiko music in the clubs where Zannis goes to smoke hashish, and the Siemens teleprinter in his office.

    Thrillers

  • In Greece perhaps a similar development occurred with the rebetiko cultural revival.

    Tom Hayden: Greece and the Global Sixties

  • Despite being once outlawed as the underground sound that arose from the hash dens, cabarets, prisons and brothels of Athens in the 1930s, rebetiko music -- a kind of Greek blues, with songs full of grief, passion and romance -- is still going strong in the Greek capital.

    Hunting for Bouzoukis

  • He published (among many other things) wrote a dictionary of Athenian Gay slang (Ta Kalliarda) which is famous for its disclaimer that "the author is not homosexual" and a classic "laographic" study of rebetiko which contains a glossary of slang terms, presented in the Larousse "pages roses" format, and a lyrics anthology (he learned many on his jail time as a political prisoner).

    languagehat.com: LIBRARYTHING.

  • Like the plaintive rebetiko music that drifts through the oregano-scented air in the lantern-lit garden at Mandolin, the flavors of this Buena Vista East gem exude the soul of the Mediterranean.

    miami.com -

  • Like the soulful rebetiko music that drifts through the oregano-scented air of the twinkling lantern-lit garden at Mandolin, this Buena Vista East charmer exudes the soul of the Turkey and Greece.

    miami.com -

  • This song is a prime example of what was called New Wave in post-war Greece, i.e. a style moving away from the rebetiko and the bouzouki-culture of WWII.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • The rendition represents a fusion of Greek urban folk music, or rebetiko, with that of contemporary urban music by including elements of R&B and rapping in English.

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  • In Greece perhaps a similar development occurred with the rebetiko cultural revival.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • This song is a prime example of what was called New Wave in post-war Greece, i.e. a style moving away from the rebetiko and the bouzouki-culture of WWII.

    Mandolin Cafe News

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