Rembetika Music Festival

Music in Skyros Town

For one week in mid-July, the Manos & Anastasia Faltaïts Museum in Skyros Town is taken over by a rembetika festival with daily instrument and voice workshops, films and seminars. Evenings are filled with music and dinners at local tavernas, and the week concludes with a public concert.

Rembetika emerged in ancient Smyrna, and then came to Greece with refugee musicians who found their way to the dens and dives of the Greek underground during the 1920s.