and performances by Ano Kato for all occasions which are related to Greece
concert halls, (open air) festivals
restaurants and buffets
a look at our photo album to
get a good impression of Ano Kato
take a look at the agenda
Kato means ‘upside down’.
Kato is a kompania, a group of
musicians playing different styles of Greek music. They do this with verve and
enthusiasm, giving the music its own personality but without corrupting the
authenticity of the music. All music is performed on authentic instruments.
music of Ano Kato originates both in rural and urban areas. It is the ancient
music of the people and is part of the impressive treasure of traditional music
Greece is so well-known for.Ano Kato plays dhimotiká and the rebetiká
which are rooted in Asia Minor. Laïká and éndechna
tragoúdia are modern versions, originating from the traditional folk-music.
You can hear laïká everywhere in Greece: in taverns, on the radio, in busses,
and in almost every Greek restaurant as well. And Ano Kato is playing éndechna
tragoúdia, so-called ‘songs of art’ (from composers such as Mikis
Theodorakis and Manos Hatzidakis who have gained world fame by their many great
pieces of music).