East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance


The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

In Partnership With the  

Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group


“The Second Annual Hellenic Rembetika / Harlem Blues Concert”

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Doors open at 6:00 PM – Concert

Show begins at 7:00 PM – Concert

St. Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center – 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
New York, NY 10022



The Amfionas Orchestra, Tassos Papaioannou – Musical Director * with Guest Vocalist Anita Rogers*

The Amfionas Orchestra

Tasos Papaioannou- Musical/Artistic Director & (Guitar and vocals)
Ageliki Psonis (vocals)
Dimitris Samiou (Bouzouki)
Mavrothi Kontanis (Oud/Baglamas)
Panos Hrisovergis (Piano)
Richard Khuzami (percussion)
with Guest Vocalist Anita Rogers

Sandra Reeves Phillips & her trio doing “Great Ladies of the Blues”

Joey Morant & his band “Catfish Stew”

The ‘Blues” are universal in nature. The most broadly known and referred to style is the American genre which
stems from the African-American folk tradition. The Blues of the Eastern Mediterranean are
Rembetika. Rembetika is the name given to a style of music which emerged out of Greece and
the East Mediterranean region.  Join us for a unique evening of musical bridge building and discovery including a grand finale jam session with EMBCA’s own EVP John Fotiadis, joining in on guitar.

This event has a general admission fee of $20.