"Magical Liturgy": A History of Sound at the Kyttaro Music Club, 1970&-1974 Articles uri icon


  • Kallimopoulou, Eleni

publication date

  • October 2017

start page

  • 481

end page

  • 511


  • 2


  • 35

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1086-3265


  • Kyttaro was an alternative club in the center of Athens during the Colonels' dictatorship. This article demonstrates how the affective economy and political energy of the live musical performances that took place there turned it into a vehicle of cultural and political contestation for the progressive youth of the time. It also challenges dominant periodizations in relation to the dictatorship, highlighting the continuities of cultural practices, group behavior, and youth protest. Lastly, drawing upon a range of sources, including oral testimonies with key figures in the music scene of the time, the article highlights the importance of sensorial and "from below" insights for the study of cultural phenomena.


  • Politics