Architects of Narghilé (Rembetika Hipsters, 2001)

The debut album of the Rembetika Hipsters. Percussion tracks by Ben Johnson include djembé (megalo toumbeleki), darbukka (toumbeleki), riq and deffe (frame drum).

Sold 2000 copies, now out-of-print.

Track 11 (In the City’s Bathhouses) was licenced to Nettwork Medien and included on their anthology The Diaspora of Rembetiko.

And here is a nice synopsis on a Rebetiko fan site.



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