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From Crete to Australia: Xylouris White remind us that home is where music is born

Xylouris White is one of those bands that no matter how much you hear about their music you can never get the whole picture until you listen to it. At …

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Greek music giant launches new venture in Australia

One of Greece’s largest and most historic record labels, MINOS EMI (a Universal Music Company) announced a new project, targeted to the audiences of Australia and New Zealand. The seminal …

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Australia’s best up-and-coming drummer is Greek

Athanasios Lichoudaris was 15 years old when he first sat on the drum kit, replacing the drummer of his heavy metal band. “I was actually the singer,” he remembers, “and …

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Dancing with the cats

A night full of swing vibes and rocking beats. That is what the Greek band Cats and the Canary promise in their first full performance on Sunday 26 August at …

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Australia’s leading Greek DJ brings the hits of summer

For fans of Greek music, chances are you have heard of the Greece Mix CD series compiled by Greek Australian DJ, producer, and promoter Krazy Kon. Over the past two …

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A Greek-Maori musical journey in trance

Taonga püoro means ‘singing treasures’. The term describes something more than just a set of musical instruments – the flutes, gourds, wood and shell trumpets and bull roarers that Maori …

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Jazz chanteuse Phoebe Day makes her Melbourne debut

Soulful songstress Phoebe Day is making her Melbourne debut on the Paris Cat stage this month, presenting her signature blend of jazz, soul and RnB that has made her one …

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Ancient Greek music: Now we finally know what it sounded like

In 1932, the musicologist Wilfrid Perrett reported to an audience at the Royal Musical Association in London the words of an unnamed professor of Greek with musical leanings: “Nobody has …

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Kaliopi Stavropoulos: ‘Music saved my life’

Kaliopi Stavropoulos has kept her first guitar, the one she started playing when she was just a child, the scratch marks on one side paying testament to the difficulty she …

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Bringing communities together though Grandma’s songs

The healing power of music and its potential to foster cross-cultural contact was celebrated at an event held last Tuesday at Melbourne’s Museo Italiano. ‘Lullabies and laments: a song circle’ …