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Showcasing all aspects of Greek music in Melbourne

Most people have very strong ideas about Greek music, regardless of whether they are Greek themselves or not. The term itself, ‘Greek music’ brings to mind the sounds of bouzouki, …

Life

Cyprus and Australia dubbed favourites among Eurovision finalists

Australia joins Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest’s grand final this weekend, after making it through the second round of semi-finals on Thursday night. Despite nerves, Jessica Mauboy wowed audiences …

Life

A snapshot of Asia Minor’s multiculturalism in Melbourne

When musician Con Kalamaras reconnected with Greek music, he made a promise to himself; to avoid apathy, and continue to challenge himself. And his latest project is proving he is …

Life

LEFKAΔΑ: a landscape transformed into soundscape

‘Lefkada’ means ‘whiteness’. The Ionian island took this name after its southern cape, which in ancient times was called ‘White Rock’. It is an appropriate name for the steep, rocky …

Life

Open lecture: the roots of rebetika

Rebetika is experiencing a resurgence. To help us understand the roots of the genre, Dr Demeter Tsounis will present an open lecture at the Greek Centre as part of the …

Features

Two-year-old Greek Australian boy is the youngest drummer in the world

Born in December 2015, two-year-old Matt Karaberidis from Port Lincoln in South Australia has become the new internet sensation as he claims the honour of being the youngest and most …

Life

How a love of music led to a passionate career in music publishing

There are two sides to the world of music. There’s the side that the public is mostly aware of, that of a creative output, delivered for the communal enjoyment – …

Life

George Kallis hailed as ‘Breakthrough Composer of the Year’

Los Angeles – based film music composer George Kallis has been presented with the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Composer of the Year. Born in Cyprus, Kallis …

Life

Xylouris Brothers at the Greek Centre

All of those who came to the sold out concert of the Xylouris brothers last Friday night enjoyed an amazing night of Cretan music. But it was Cretan music with …

Life

Nick Polites: a life in jazz

Nick Polites was a stellar performer with various ensembles at the 72nd Australian Jazz Convention in Ballarat at the end of 2017. The longest running event of its type in …