My Sweet Canary

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My Sweet Canary (in greek language: Καναρίνι μου Γλυκό) is a French-Greek-Israeli-German documentary film from 2011 about the life of Jewish-Greek rebetiko singer Roza Eskenazi. Its director is the Israeli Roy Sher. In the movie, Martha Demeteri Lewis, Tomer Katz and Mehtap Demir, three young musicians, look for the most famous singers of rebetiko and especially with the intention of learning more about the music career of Roza Eskenazi, as they travel between London, Jerusalem, Corinth, Istanbul, Athens and Salonika.[1][2][3][4]


The music of the film is sung by the Israeli Yasmin Levy, the Greeks Maria Koti and Sotiris Papatragiannis and the Turkish Mehtap Demir. In the film also participate the Greek singer Haris Alexiou, the Israeli Tomer Katz, playing the oud and the bouzouki and the Turkish Mumin Sesler, playing the kanun.[3][4]

The film was presented in the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.[4]

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  1. ^ "My Sweet Canary". World Music Films. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Movie and biography: "My Sweet Canary"". Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  3. ^ a b Karpel, Dalia (11 March 2013). "I love you Roza". Haaretz. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c van Versendaal, Harry (March 10, 2011). "Film on rebetiko diva Roza Eskenazi raises TDF curtain". Kathimerini. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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