The aim is to produce a album that captures both this music in its true form, but also infusing it with contemporary elements using traditional and modern methods. I intend to record a collection of traditional Greek Songs, which focus on Rebetiko themes- such as migration, refugees and the cultural identity of Australian Greeks. I intend to work collaboratively with local Greek Musicians and also bring in non Greek Musicians such as other contemporary artists and record these works , then aim to release it on the back of a regional tour .
The intention is to Market this product to an external Non Greek Audience. There has been a steady increase of Rebetika in Melbourne. Through all the events I have curated and my two previous releases, both of which were funded by Pozible campaigns. The aim is to strech this outside of the Greek Audience, and focus on the younger third
and fourth generation Greeks and non Greeks. This would include a detailed Marketing strategy surrounding the process of recording, and documenting this and following through to it’s release and subsequent Regional tour.
Having had many years of curating many Greek events and tribute concerts, the music has always been presented in the manner in which it was recorded. This project will present these works in a modern way, infused with the Australian identity crossed with the European sound. This project will enable me to take this music to new markets outside of the traditional Greek Market, exposing it to non Greeks and I hope abroad. The aim of this is to extend on the existing work that has already been done on the back of two Rebetiko Albums. The funds raised from this will enable me to produce and Market a collections of works that fuses Greek Urban music from the 1920’s and fusing this with a modern interpretation.