ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Eleftheria Arvanitaki, one Greece’s most successful contemporary singers, is returning to Australia to perform three live concerts in March and April.
Her soft but powerful vocals, combined with a captivating stage presence have established her as one of the biggest selling artists over the past decades.
According to promoter Giant Entertainment audiences will have the chance to enjoy hits such as “I Akti”, “Ta Kormia kai ta Machairia”, “Dynata Dynata” and “Meno Ektos” during the concerts.
When & Where: 25 March in Melbourne, 31 March in Sydney and 1 April in Adelaide.
Info & bookings: www.giantentertainment.com.au/arvanitaki
KIDS’ GREEK DANCE CLASSES @ the KAZZIE CLUB
An opportunity to have children learn the culture of their ancestors is opening through the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria in February. The classes will take place at the Templestowe Memorial Hall, are free and open for all.
When: Every Sunday, 3pm-5pm
Where: Templestowe Memorial Hall, 1-9 Anderson St, Templestowe, VIC
RSVP: Phillippa – 0409 100 155, Christine – 0414 822 234, Viv – 0411 433 121, Kathleen – 0415 921 590
KO WAI KOE? WHO ARE YOU?: ATHENS, AOTEAROA & THE ART OF MARIAN MAGUIRE
Who Are You?: Athens, Aotearoa & the Art of Marian Maguire showcases a selection of artworks by New Zealand artist Marian Maguire at the Hellenic Museum. Drawn from several of Marian’s series of works, including The Odyssey of Captain Cook, The Labours of Herakles, Titokowaru’s Dilemma, and A Taranaki Dialogue, Who Are You? seeks to open a discussion on identity and its intersection with history and myth. British, Māori and ancient Greek cultures collide in Marian’s works. This triad of cultures opens a visual conversation that touches on colonialism, memory, cultural interaction, history and myth, and invites viewers to consider how these factors contribute to the construction of identity on a personal, cultural and national level.
When: Now–Until May
Where: Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC
VASILIS TSABROPOULOS & NEKTARIA KARANTZI LIVE
Internationally renowned Greek musicians Vassilis Tsabropoulos and Nektaria Karantzi are coming to Melbourne for a one-night-only live performance combining Western musical culture and Eastern tradition. The virtuoso pianist, composer and conductor will be joining forces with the acclaimed vocalist immersing their Melbourne audience in the sacredness of ecclesiastical music at the Hellenic Museum on Saturday, 1 April. Off the back of a successful European tour, the duo will travel from Greece for an intimate live show to be held in the museum’s courtyard supported by the Holy Trinity Brunswick – Serbian Orthodox Choir.
When: Saturday, 1 April, 7pm-9pm
Where: Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne, VIC
HELLAS PAYS TRIBUTE TO ADAMANTIOS KORAIS
Ahead of 25 the March celebrations, a lecture by Costas Yiannakodimos will focus on the legacy of Adamantios Korais (1748-1833), one of the greatest literary figures of the Greek Enlightenment and credited with laying the foundations of modern Greek literature. His activities paved the way for the Greek War of Independence whilst his influence on the modern Greek language and culture has been compared to that of Dante on Italian and Martin Luther on German. His main exhortation to the Greeks during their War of Independence was the need for education.
When: Wednesday 22 March, 7pm
Where: Greek Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba
GEORGE DALLARAS LIVE
George Dalaras is a Greek traveller, an extraordinary artist, a restless musician who firmly believes in the individual character of Greek music, in its power and competence, and at the same time in its global quality. His tireless aspirations made Greece travel to the ends of the world. Over 20 million albums sold, concert halls sold out worldwide, enthusiastic critics and collaborations with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola and many others bear witness to the outstanding career of this artist. George Dalaras developed a passion for exotic sounds early on. His repertoire is influenced by rembetiko, the “Greek blues”, by Greek folk music and by Latin American colouring. The program includes selected classics from his enormous repertoire – an exclusive concert that shows the most important stages of this great Greek singer.
When: Friday, 26 May, 8pm
Where: State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney, NSW
A BIG FAT GREEK MUSIC & COMEDY VARIETY SHOW
On the even of the 25th of March, Acropolis Now’s George Kapiniaris, The Wog Boy’s Tony Nikolakopoulos, Songstress and star of Kinisi Maria Maroulis, and Bouzouki Player Extraodinaire Pantelis Krestas will take to the stage to entertain the SA audience in true Greek fashion. ‘A Big Fat Greek Comedy Show’ premiered at The Arkaba in 2018, and has since toured with sold out shows nationally to rave reviews. This show is fun, funny, musical, a little romantic, and captivating with the blend of music and comedy, returning to the Top of the Ark for a one night only exclusive event. Tickets are strictly limited.
When: Saturday, 25 March, Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Where: Arkaba Hotel – Top of the Ark, 50 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton, SA
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