Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Lament Tax

“…I was thrown out of Smyrni and all I do is cry… I smoke hashishi and play the outi in café Aman…” (from “Prosfigaki”, or “Refugee” by Markos Melkon) The Greek “Amanedes”, or laments, prefigured Rembetika music, which, like the … Continue reading

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