We passed by Anatoli ouzerie at the top of the Kastro last night.
Giorgos and Eugenia Ksindaris run a very nice spot helped out by their sons Antonis and Theodoris. The boys start playing around 10:30 with Theodoris on Bouzouki and Antonis accompanying on guitar. They are both very good singers and their voices complement each other as if they’ve been singing together for more than 20 years (they have). Later in the evening Giorgos joins them on bouzouki and other musicians on hand join in. Last night Kostas Siros supplied guitar when Antonis moved to baglama, and Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (I think that’s his name) brought in a third bouzouki.
An ouzerie is a place to drink and eat small plates of food – the food is good but the reason for going is to hear the vast rembetika repertoire that the family presents. The music lasts at least until 2am when we left. The boys play the whole evening long every night and that has made their performance extremely well balanced and strong. The joy in their faces while playing is contagious.
It is the real thing.