Annabouboula Pioneers of World Beat… Masters Of Greek Psychedelic Funk

March 15, 2013 | Uncategorized | Permalink

George Barba Yiorgi of Annabouboula playing acoustic Greek music in New York City next week:

THESE GUYS KNOW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME:

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DERVISI

EXOTIC GREEK BLUES & 1930’s GANGSTA SOUL

Featuring members of THE BYZAN-TONES and QUE VLO-VE

THURSDAY March 21, 2013  9 PM at ESPRESSO 77:

35-57 77th Street, JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS

PASSION! HEARTBREAK! LAUGHS! DROWN YOUR SORROWS! GET YOUR GREEK ON!

BY REQUEST: The English translation for “I’m Not A Little Girl”

February 10, 2013 | Uncategorized | Permalink

(Δεν Είμαι Κοριτσάκι) from the LP “Hamam” and CD “In The Baths Of Constantinople” available on iTunes etc.

Hey you’re drooling and winking your eye
And with some clever trick
You throw your “harpoon” *
You’re constantly trying to get me to date you,
Don’t you know you’re just giving me a chance to shake you off
CHORUS:
Go drink your coca-cola to cool off your “mood”-
I’m not a little girl,
So sorry, my retarded little man.

You keep insisting, and push like a Mack truck,
Well now check how I’ve deflated it – I’m not playing your game.
You tell me you respect me, and how well you’ll suit my needs,
But by now I’ve figured out exactly what you have in mind.
Go drink your coca-cola to cool off your “mood”-
I’m not a little girl,
I’m sorry, my retarded little man.

(Sampled Greek Radio voices:
Politician: Parakalo!["I beseech you-"] Village Housewife: “You were born a knuckle-head, and you’ll die a knuckle-head”
Priest: “How shall this thing come about?”…etc.)

Well my bean-eating little manga **, come now, please; this “ship of love” has sunk as well,
Don’t beat that horse if it’s already dead-
That’s what we say in my village.
Go drink your coca-cola to cool off your “mood”-
I’m not a little girl,
I’m sorry, my retarded little man.
Slow that motorbike *** down-
I’m sorry, my retarded little man.

*”harpoon”- pun on the slang word for an annoying pick-up artist (“kamaki”)
** manga – tough guy, or something between a “regular Joe” and a wannabe-gangster.
*** motorbike (“mihanaki”) – in the mid-80s when this song was written, this was the principle means of transport for every Greek male between the ages of 12 and 35.

WELCOME TO ANNABOUBOULA .COM!!!

December 1, 2012 | Uncategorized | Permalink

WELCOME TO ANNABOUBOULA .COM!!! We will be featuring lots of exciting info about the centuries-old traditions of PSYCHEDELIC GREEK FUNK that you’ve been hearing about. Meanwhile be sure and check out our companion site for The BYZANTONES: http://www.reverbnation.com/thebyzantones  and our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Annabouboula

Annabouboula’s most recent album! “Potent stuff… wryly clever and psychedelic” – Lucid Culture blog