No Matter What I Say, Third Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Rebetoparea with Gregory Maninakis performing “No Matter What I Say” by Vasilis Tsitsanis (1915–1984) at the third Boston Byzantine Music Festival, hosted by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross, November 13–14, 2015. The love song “No Matter What I Say” was first recorded on October 27, 1940, on the eve of Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas’ refusal to allow Italian troops passage through Greek territory. This event marked Greece’s entry into World War II.