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Markos Vamvakaris | Greek Music Composer

Updated: Mar 31

Markos Vamvakaris [1905 in Syros – 1972] is a famous rebetiko music composer and musician.

Markos Vamvakaris | Piraeus Quartet

Markos Vamvakaris (left) in the Piraeus Quartet | Photo by: Unknown author, Piraeus Quartet

He is globally referred to by rebetiko fans simply as "Markos". His great significance for the rebetiko music is also reflected by his nickname: the "patriarch of rebetiko”.


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