The year of MCMXXXVI
Old music sheets!
" By the end of the 1930s rebetiko had reached what can reasonably be called its classic phase, in which elements of the early Piraeus style, elements of the Asia Minor style, and clearly European elements, had fused to generate a genuinely syncretic musical form."
Was the year of 1936 when, Regime under Ioannis Metaxas was established and with it, the onset of censorship in rebetiko songs. Going through the small package of music sheets, my father sent me some years ago, I found a music sheet of the tango "Σκοτωσε με"(Kill me) sang by Kosta Maniataki (lyrics and music by Th.Papadopoulos)The year was MCMXXXVI=1936