Μπουάτ (boîte de nuit) – musical dedication to the Greek “New Wave” of the 60s – Chania 7th June

WHERE: Pera Chora Studio (theatre company), Smyrnis 22 (behind the KTEL bus station) Chania
WHEN: 7th June 21:30
Reservation is required: 697 777 6570
General admission: 12 euro

“An interactive, musical meeting with well knownsongs we all know, have loved and have sung for a long time, with moving  and comical stories of these songs. An evening experiencing what we miss so much, the contact, the smile, the warmth!
With Sofia Pateli, Giannakakis Ioannis and all of you….”
These songs  are part of the NEW WAVE movement, a Greek music genre of the 60s.

Source: Pera Chora Theatre

Background information:

Μπουάτ – Boîtes (French boîte, boîte de nuit) were small art halls (music venues) created shortly before the mid-60s, mainly in the Plaka area in Athens, and hosted artists representing the new musical trend of that time, the New Wave.
Giannis Spanos, gave them this name, due to their small size. The French word boîte means a box or, more generally, a container with a lid.

These musical spaces, as small as a “box” (boîtes de nuit), gave the opportunity to many young artists to be heard and stand out.

The New Wave songs were simple and so was the orchestra, which usually consisted of a piano and a guitar.

The patrons of the bars were mostly young people and students and drinks were available at particularly low prices.

One of the first  Boîtes in the centre of Athens, was the  “Tipukeitos” by Giorgos Boukouvala, in Nikis Street, Syntagma.

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.

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