"It it widely acknowledged in Greece by serious music journalists and researchers of the rebetiko that Apostolos Nikolaidis (Απόστολος Νικολαΐδης) (1938-1999) was the artist who first brought back to light the forgotten and outlawed rebetika and sparked new interest in this genre.
Specifically, Nikolaidis was the first singer to re-interpret the illegal rebetika songs in their original lyrics and the first artist to pay homage to the overlooked rebetika composers of the 20s and 30s. He did this chiefly through… read more
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