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 …


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 …


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 …


‘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 …


‘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.


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.


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.


‘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.


Elvis the Greek

Peter Triantis looks back at the time he got All Shook Up and started channelling Elvis Presley on stage, becoming one of Australia’s leading ‘kings of rock’n’roll’.


Review: Xylouris White’s ‘Mother’

Con Stamocostas reviews Xylouris White’s third offering.