Odysseas Kripotos


Sophiya, why are you Greek-rapping in Australia?

“Do you want to do the interview in Greek or English?” This was the first question, third-generation Greek Australian artist Sophiya asked me when we met for the interview. I …


Multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikodimos on his new album and why “wog” is not an insult anymore

When listening to Melbourne band Proto Moro’s underground jazz-funk masterpiece “Club X,” you may recognise tones and scales that are frequently heard in Greek villages during large celebrations and gatherings. …


A special Greek music celebration in Brunswick

In modern Greece, koutouki is usually an underground restaurant or tavern where patrons are often treated by local musicians playing laika and rebetika. Koutouki offers a welcoming, cosy and joyful …


Starting over in a new country

I met Thomas Nianiakos shortly after he finished his shift. Although he had just spent eight hours cooking breakfast and a three-course lunch for over 100 residents at Fronditha Care’s …