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Interview with Balkan Bregovic: Balkan sounds come to Australia

Bregovic’s musical journey begins in the 70s, where his rock band, Bijelo Dugme, was met with tremendous success. He went on to compose music for films such as Time of …

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Update on the Σταντ Απ Κόμεντι ιν Γκρίκ Melbourne comedy gig

Performances for the much-awaited ‘Σταν Απ Κόμεντι ιν Γκρίκ’ show are taking place during the final three days of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, albeit with an updated format, while …

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Maria Callas performs again posthumously as a hologram

Tupak Shakur was one of the first artists to perform again in a post-mortem performance in 2012. Since then, Michael Jackson, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbinson and many other deceased stars …

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Romiosini And Beyond: A musical event celebrating Greekness and Mikis Theodorakis’ oeuvre

Anyone familiar with Greece’s modern history will know that Yiannis Ritsos and Mikis Theodorakis are two figures whose legacy shaped the country’s identity. To situate these legacies merely in the …

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Greek artist Stefanos Rokos’ exhibition at the Benaki Gallery is inspired by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Greek artist Stefanos Rokos was inspired by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds that he created an entire series of paintings inspired by the album, ‘No More Shall We Part’ …

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Cultural diversity at Coburg Library

As part of Cultural Diversity Week the City of Moreland and in particular the highly popular Coburg Library hosted a series of events celebrating the many cultural and faith-based backgrounds …

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Konnie Ampatzidis is a soulful singer with a voice of silver and a heart of gold

Nothing but love. That is the message that 23-year-old performer Konnie Ampatzidis wishes to convey through her work. She admits that it is “love” that helps her personally get through …

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Helena Paparizou releases new ‘Pointless Nights’ music video

Helena Paparizou has released a music video for her new single, titled “Pointless Nights” (Askopa Xenihtia), released by Minos EMI/Universal. The clip, directed by Alex Konstantinidis, has already had nearly …

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Foureira to release new song with Snoop Dog and K.A.A.N.

The world refers to her as Queen of Greek pop music, following her stunning performance in Eurovision last year representing Cyprus. Eleni Foureira’s with ‘Fuego’ set Eurovision fans alight with …

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Rebetien showcase the best of rebetika at Melbourne Rebetiko Festival

I spoke to Fotis Vergopoulos on bouzouki and vocals and the instigator of the group, as they were about to hop on a bus to Port Fairy Folk Festival and …