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Bellou, Sotirialocked

  • Gail Holst-Warhaft

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(b Chalia [now Drosia], Chalkida, 1921; d Athens, 1997). Greek rebetika musician. One of the best-known performers of rebetika songs, she was famous for her deep, earthy voice. At the age of 19, after a disastrous marriage, she fled to Athens where she became involved with the left-wing opposition to the German Occupation. She also began singing and playing the guitar and was discovered by the well-known ...

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