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Greece to reveal its Eurovision song, “Better Love”, on 6 March

Greek-Canadian singer Katerina Duska revealed the title of her song for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The song, titled “Better Love” will be presented to the public on 6 March. …

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Singer Wendy Rule reminds us of the universality of ancient Greek myth

“Earthy, lyrical, musical and exotic” these are just some of the adjectives, Australian songstress Wendy Rule jotted down in her journal to describe the Greek language on her first visit …

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She wanted kids to learn Greek – so she became a Youtuber [VIDEO]

The world has become a global village, but this hasn’t made it any easier for third and fourth generation children of the diaspora to be fluent in Greek. If anything, …

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Katerine Duska will represent Greece at Eurovision

The announcement that Montreal-born Katerine Duska would represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 came as no surprise as it was the name that most were expecting. Now, after …

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Rita Wilson to perform at Greece’s 2019 Summer Nostos Festival

Greek American star Rita Wilson always pays her respects to her homeland during the summer, usually holidaying with her husband for 30 years, Tom Hanks, and the rest of their …

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Yanni Tweets his joy at performing at Al-Ula site and dedicates music to Saudi Arabia

Renowned Greek composer Yanni created a video tweet ahead of his performance at the Winter at Tantora Festival in Saudi Arabia. The festival, to be held at the archaeological site …

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Young pianist plays Zorba at Doha airport and travellers are impressed [VIDEO]

When Hristijan Spirovski visited Doha last week, he couldn’t help but be impressed by the number of Greek travellers at Hamad International Airport. They were all going somewhere in a …

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The surge of the underground

Rebetiko first spread among the urban working-class populations in Smyrna (Izmir) and Constantinople (Istanbul) around the turn of the 20th Century. Greek Blues, as rebetika are often referred to, was …

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Marcou takes music peeps on ‘hypothetical’ journey

Senior music figure, and Bakehouse Studio manager Helen Marcou led the Hypotheticals team for Melbourne Music Week 2018 to discuss ‘Language and music journalism’. Leading human rights activist and barrister …

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A night of Greek music and nostalgia

This weekend The Pearl in Oakleigh will come alive with a night of nostalgic Greek music, featuring live performances of much-loved songs from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Taking …