Monthly Archives: January 2011

Seriousness, Consequence and Prudence

As with any urban subculture, to really understand what the Mangas (as featured in Dapper Dan‘s second issue) is about, one has to dive into his music. Rebetika (the plural of rebetiko) were folk songs of the urban Greek underclass that … Continue reading

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A Study of the Mangas

“A mangas is distinguished by three basic principles: seriousness, consequence and prudence,” Takis Binis, the famed rebetiko musician, has said. The mangas’ street philosophy is based on the calculable relativity of life. He has a good time and takes his … Continue reading

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