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Papaioannou, Giannislocked

  • Dafni Tragaki

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(b Kios, Asia Minor, 1913; d Athens, 1972). Rebetiko song composer, bouzouki player, singer, and lyricist. Following the Asia Minor War, his family moved to Piraeus, where they settled in the refugee neighbourhood of Tzitzifies. As a child of a poor family, he originally made his living as a fisherman and a construction worker. His first instrument was the mandolin, which he soon abandoned in order to learn the ...

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