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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 …

Life

‘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 …

Life

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 …

Life

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 – …