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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’ …

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Ancient Greek art forms backdrop for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new music video

Hip hop power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have used ancient Greek art as symbols to make a statement in their latest video clip. The song titled Apeshit …

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‘The santouri is my surfboard, I travel the world on it’

It’s been 15 years since Marios Papadeas was last in Melbourne, playing with Apodimi Kompania. In the meantime, the santouri virtuoso has continued to broaden his CV, playing alongside some …

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For Jason, the sky is the limit

For those of you who attended this year’s Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, chances are you remember Jason Mavroudis performing on stage. After all, a 13-year-old boy having the courage to …

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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, …