Aman molli concert with Primi Secondi

Friday June 2nd 2023, Aman molli concert with Primi Secondi. The doors will open at 8pm, and music will start at 9 pm. Donations welcome.

Primi Secondi are an ensemble of immigrants and students located in South Holland. Inspired by the evident similarities of Rotterdam with the maritime and multicultural background of early 20th century Piraeus, they attempt a strictly amateur interpretation of inter-war Rebetiko and post-war Greek Folk compositions.

Οι Πρίμοι Σεγόντοι είναι ενα ανσάμπλ οικονομικών μεταναστών και φοιτητών στη νότια Ολλανδία. Αντλώντας έμπνευση από τις εμφανείς ομοιότητες του Ρότερνταμ με το λιμανιώτικο και κοσμοπολίτικο χαρακτήρα του Πειραιά στις αρχές του 20ου αιώνα, επιχειρούν μια αυστηρώς ερασιτεχνική απόδοση προπολεμικών ρεμπέτικων και μεταπολεμικών λαϊκών συνθέσεων.

Orestis Strymponis: vocals
Chris Toitos: bouzouki
Kostas Patsis: bouzouki, vocals
George Germanos: guitar
Vangelis Christantonis: baglamas, vocals

Aman Molli is an open collective workshop for modal music, broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies. Instruments and Music Styles Any kind of acoustic instrument (Strings, percussions, wind, voice). Many of the instruments used today (guitars, bouzoukia etc.) have even-tempered tuning so the maqams/dromoi are not the traditional Arabic/Turkish/Persian microtonal versions but the westernized adaptations. One of the objectives is to explore the differences. In the same spirit, we add harmonic structure (in guitars or mpaglama chords etc) where possible.On the rhythm side we explore the various characteristics rhythms of these regions/musical tradition (9/8 etc.).