Skarvelis Kostas

 

Fans (2)

Born: 1880
Died: 08-04-1942
From: Greece, Istanbul

Biography

Kostas Skarvelis (Greek: Κώστας Σκαρβέλης) (Constantinople, Ottoman Empire 1880 - Athens, Greece April 8, 1942) was a Greek composer of popular music, οf the genre of rembetiko (ρεμπέτικο) in particular. He also wrote the lyrics for his songs and was an excellent guitar player, having participated in many recordings.
Skarvelis grew up in Constantinople, which at the time still had a significant Greek population. Due to unspecified adversities, during his childhood he was unable to attend a Greek school, hence lacked basic writing skills. He was nevertheless able to pursue his interest in music and had, by the age of 17, become a very good guitar player. Early in his adulthood he fled the country, never again to return, in order to avoid being drafted into the Turkish Army. He first settled in Alexandria in Egypt and eventually in Athens, Greece some time between 1915 and 1920. Before starting his career as a professional musician, Skarvelis worked as a specialist craftsman in the manufacturing of luxury shoes.

Genre

Discography Upload track

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Blog

You can add a blog or an article related to this artist

Most popular

1. Nin ke ai (3:35)
2. Pono den me lipase (3:07)
3. 1922 (5:09)
4. Petra petra (3:47)
5. Se dioxan ap΄ti Kokkinia (3:25)
6. Stelios Kardaras (5:44)
7. To bouzoukaki (4:36)
8. Kokkinia (3:38)
9. Koukli tis Kokkinias (3:13)
10. Ti sou lei i mana sou ... (3:08)

On Air

Girna xana

(3:36)

Kakia sinithia (Valentino Remix)

(3:44)

Kakia sinithia (Valentino Remix)

(3:44)

Pente ellines ston Adi

(4:13)

Pente magkes ston Pirea

(3:19)

Tsamikos

(2:41)

Comments

No comments
Orphus