Markos Vamvakaris

3,810 Plays

Márkos Vamvakáris (Greek: Μάρκος Βαμβακάρης; born 10 May 1905 in Ano Syros, or Ánō Khōra, on Syros Island; died 8 February 1972 in Athens, Greece), was a rebetiko musician. He is universally referred to by rebetiko writers and fans simply by his first name, Márkos. The great significance of Vamvakaris for the rebetiko is also reflected by his nickname: the "patriarch of the rebetiko".