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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 …

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‘Greek mythology teaches us how to live in the real world’

Harry James Angus knows all about blending cultures. As a member of popular band Cat Empire, he’s mixed rock, pop, soul, funk, jazz and a series of other musical styles …

Life

‘Rebetiko is not only Greek music, it’s Australian music’

The Melbourne Rebetiko Festival is underway and Fotis Kapetopoulos outlines what makes it particularly relevant today, not only to Greeks, but to the broader community.

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Greek music with a string quartet? They said it could never be done!

As part of the Greek Festival of Sydney, a 10-piece ensemble featuring a string quartet and a virtuoso trumpet player will perform rembetika at the Factory Theatre.

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Iconic rebetiko musicians flock to Melbourne for March showcase

Melbourne is getting its very own festival dedicated to showcasing the best of the Greek blues.

Life

‘We sing of pain and love and death and we dance about it’

In one of his rare interviews, Giannis Haroulis, the self-taught, record-breaking Cretan troubadour shares his images of Greece, as he prepares to perform in Melbourne and Sydney.