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Sofia Vembo, the Singer of Victory

Sofia Vembo – The famous Greek singer of the 20th century, became synonymous with the epic Greek victories against the fascist Italian troops in 1940 and 1941 during the Greco-Italian war along the Albanian front. Born in Gallipoli in Asia...

Kanye West Has Legally Changed His Name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye. Ye had filed his petition in August, but the new name became official this Tuesday. Ye is now the artist's first and last name. Ye has used the name frequently...

The Greek Rhythm and Blues Legend Who Passed as Black

While James Brown was seen as the Godfather of soul music, for many music critics Johnny Otis was considered the Godfather of rhythm and blues. But what his many fans across the U.S.A. did not know was that he...

Korean National Anthem Performed on Bouzouki by Greek Composer

Award-winning Greek musician and composer Tsalikian Miran honored 60 years of friendship between Korea and Greece by playing the Korean national anthem on the bouzouki, an iconic Greek instrument. This was the first time that the bouzouki was used to...

Greek Bouzouki Virtuoso Wins Classical Music Award in Vienna

Greek bouzouki virtuoso Michael Paouris won first prize at the Classical Music Competition held last Sunday in Vienna. Paouris won the international event at the iconic at the Mozarthaus with his composition "Virtuosonata No. 1" which he created just 12...

Nana Mouskouri Celebrates 87 Years Young

With more than 200 music albums in 12 different languages -- including Mandarin Chinese and Corsican -- Nana Mouskouri certainly has reason to celebrate 87 years of an extraordinary life today. Born in Chania, Crete on October 13 1934, the...

Maria Callas Statue Unveiled in Greece

The bronze statue of legendary opera singer Maria Callas was unveiled in the Roberto Galli park in central Athens

Award Winning Greek-Australian VASSY Releases New Single

Award-winning Greek-Australian singer VASSY released her new single, “Don’t Wanna Be Right”, with Vinny Vibe on all digital streaming platforms

Rare Maria Callas Video Speaking in Greek in Athens Comeback

Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas had a volatile relationship with the Athens intellectual establishment. But this was never more evident than during her 1957 comeback concert in the Theater of Herod Atticus, at the foot of the Acropolis. In 1957, Callas...

Sting Celebrates 70th Birthday with Eric Burdon Under the Acropolis

Sting and Eric Burdon got together in Athens on Friday to celebrate the former Police bassist's 70th birthday under the Acropolis. The two English musicians are no strangers to Greece. They have both played live in Athens numerous times...

Local Bands and Orchestras Make Corfu the Music Capital of Greece

Corfu is the most musical island in Greece, with hundreds of music associations and dozens of orchestras and bands. Even the way its natives speak is musical, as their speech often sounds like singing. Corfu is also the third most...

Sting to Celebrate 70th Birthday with Concert in Athens’ Ancient Theater

British rock star Sting will celebrate his 70th birthday in Greece by giving two concerts on September 30 and October 1 at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on the slopes of the Athens Acropolis. The "My Songs Tour", which took...

Manolis Chiotis: Star of Greek Music was Bouzouki Virtuoso

Manolis Chiotis is considered to be one of the greatest bouzouki players of all time. The musician, composer, and singer revolutionized Greek music with his four-course bouzouki and made music from Greece popular across the world, even in the...

The Best Operas on Themes from Greek Mythology

There are at least fourteen major operas that are based on themes and personages from Greek mythology and its glittering history. That says all one needs to know about the universality of Greek mythology and history, how much they...

Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

Maria Callas may have died almost 45 years ago but her immortal voice lives on, along with her legend. It's no mystery why Greeks, Italians and Americans, all claim Callas as theirs. She was born Sophia Cecilia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulou...