Rebetiko by David Prudhomme

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Prudhomme's splendid graphic novel follows a group of Athenian musicians as they welcome one of their number from prison and embark on a great and dangerous night out.
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  Rebetiko refers to the fusion of West and East, Greece and Asia Minor, in music. However, to General Metaxas, it is only a reminder of the Turkish influence on his country. The ruthless Greek dictator is determined to crack down on rebetis and their way of life, creating strict censorship. A small group of friends—Rebetiko musicians—wind their way through the Athenian backstreets, ouzeris, and market squares, dodging the police while settling disputes over hashish and women. With music at its heart, the narrative portrays a day in the life of the Rebetiko musicians in Athens in 1936.

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“A convincing portrayal of the pressures and pleasures faced by artistic and political outsiders.” —Booklist
 
 

About David Prudhomme

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David Prudhomme is a graduate of the Arts School of Angoulême and an award-winning graphic novelist. He lives in Bordeaux, France.
 
Published September 24, 2013 by SelfMadeHero. 104 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels.
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Reviewed by James Smart on Sep 18 2012

Prudhomme's splendid graphic novel follows a group of Athenian musicians as they welcome one of their number from prison and embark on a great and dangerous night out.

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