My Sweet Canary - Roza Eskenazi, Queen of Rembetika


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My Sweet Canary - Roza Eskenazi, Queen of Rembetika

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Roza Eskenazi sang the way she lived, with passion, fire and love. This is the story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey, and Israel, who embark on an exciting musical journey, to tell the story of Greece's best-known and best-loved rebetiko singer for the first time on film. It’s a journey that will take them from Istanbul to Thessaloniki and to Athens, following the musical trail she left behind. Most of all, it’s a journey into a world that has largely vanished, but whose sounds continue to echo throughout the Mediterranean Basin. The 89 minute DVD documentary includes the only rare footage known of Roza Askenazi performing on Greek TV, interviews with her biographers, musical colleagues, friends, lovers and family members. Lots of footage of her neighborhood, the actual house where she lived, cafes where she sang and first hand descriptions from people who were close to her during the last days of her life. One of the most fascinating and thorough documentaries of the singer known as "the Billie Holiday of Greek Blues." Featuring musical performances by Haris Alexiou, Yasmin Levy, Mehtap Demir, Tomer Katz and Martha Demetri Lewis. Director: Roy Sher
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