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Published on Mar 13, 2011
Original title: 'O Koumartzis' by Harilaos Kritikos, 1939
"When I'm at the club playing cards, I always drop the joker..."
Mavrika are Londoners Chris Morphitis (guitar/bouzouki/producer) and Katina Kangaris (vocals). Their eponymous first album draws inspiration from Rembetika - 1920s and 30s Greek blues music, bringing these songs up to date with a contemporary rock line up of electric guitar, bass, drums, bouzouki, oud and violin.
Working with world class musicians Tom Skinner (drums), Hassan Erraji (oud and violin) and Pavlos Melas (vocals), their collective performing experience stretches right around the world, from small intimate spaces to Glastonbury and major European venues.
Katina Kangaris - vocals, Chris Morphitis - electric bass, Tom Skinner - drums, Hassan Erraji - violin, Pavlos Melas - backing vocals
Recorded in London 2010 by Ben Williams at Chasm Studio, additional recordings by Chris Morphitis at The Limes Studio. Arranged, produced and mixed by Chris Morphitis.
Filmed by Tom Keeling, produced and directed by Jago Lee, and edited by Tom Thistlethwaite.
Mavrika would like to thank Tom Keeling, Tom Thistlethwaite, Jago Lee, Nick Angel, Maddy Fearn and Lawrence for helping make this video. A big thank you goes to Muscle Works 2 Gym in Stoke Newington, London, featuring Spiros, Deniz, George, Alex and Anthony.