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Young pianist plays Zorba at Doha airport and travellers are impressed [VIDEO]

When Hristijan Spirovski visited Doha last week, he couldn’t help but be impressed by the number of Greek travellers at Hamad International Airport. They were all going somewhere in a …

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The surge of the underground

Rebetiko first spread among the urban working-class populations in Smyrna (Izmir) and Constantinople (Istanbul) around the turn of the 20th Century. Greek Blues, as rebetika are often referred to, was …

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Marcou takes music peeps on ‘hypothetical’ journey

Senior music figure, and Bakehouse Studio manager Helen Marcou led the Hypotheticals team for Melbourne Music Week 2018 to discuss ‘Language and music journalism’. Leading human rights activist and barrister …

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A night of Greek music and nostalgia

This weekend The Pearl in Oakleigh will come alive with a night of nostalgic Greek music, featuring live performances of much-loved songs from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Taking …

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Antigone reimagined, through music and dance

To say that Antigone is one of the most enduring characters of fiction, her perennial relevance confirmed throughout the centuries, would be both an understatement and a pleonasm. After all, …

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Manos Hadjidakis: The grand poet of Greek music

Manos Hadjidakis (1925-1994) has left his mark on contemporary music in Greece and abroad. Bringing together different styles – from classical to folk and rock – he is remembered as …

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Eleonora Zouganeli to headline 2019 Greek Festivals

One of the brightest stars of the contemporary music scene in Greece, Eleonora Zouganeli will headline this year’s Greek festivals, performing at the Lonsdale St Greek Festival in Melbourne and …

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Think the harp is an angelic, heavenly instrument? Maria Christina Harper wants you to think again!

There is a scene in the 1970 Disney classic cartoon The Aristocats, in which said cats – Duchess and her three kittens – are led by the suave alleycat Thomas …

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A musical celebration of Mikis Theodorakis in Adelaide

A unique concert dedicated to the music of Mikis Theodorakis is set to take place in the Adelaide suburb of Woodville on Saturday. Presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of …

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6-year-old piano prodigy Stelios Kerasidis to play at Carnegie Hall [WATCH]

It was a little bit over a year ago when young Stelios Kerasidis made his first TV appearance on ‘Greece’s Got Talent’ playing Beethoven like a professional pianist. The 6-year-old …