Music

Top DJ Charlotte de Witte Performs at Ancient Messene

Charlotte de Witte played the set of her life on Thursday after she performed her famed techno beats at Ancient Messene in Greece.

Cyprus’ Entry in Eurovision Song Contest Sparks Controversy

The entry of Cyprus for the 2021 Eurovision song contest has sparked wide controversy among ultra-conservative Christian groups on the Mediterranean island.

Bringing Folk Music from Rhodes into the Modern Age

Nikos Tzellos, a young musician from Rhodes, has made it his mission to revive the folk music of his island for the modern era.

Greek-American Artist Zoe Behrakis Releases Third Single: ‘Strangers’

Up-and-coming Greek-American pop singer Zoe Behrakis has released her third single, called "Strangers," on Friday. It is available on all streaming platforms.

Crete’s Rizitika Songs Pass Oral History on to New Generations

Rizitika songs are the oldest type of Cretan music, originating from the western part of the Greek island, but now heard in central and eastern Crete as well.

Greek Singer Antonis Kalogiannis Dies at 81

Renowned Greek singer Antonis Kalogiannis passed away from cardiac arrest at the age of 81 at his house in Athens on Thursday. Kalogiannis was known for his powerful renditions of songs written by the famed composer Mikis Theodorakis. Born in the...

Visionary Scottish Musician Sophie Dies at 34 in Athens, Greece

Scottish musician Sophie Xeon, better known as ''Sophie'' died at the age of 34 in Athens, Greece in the early hours of Saturday. The Grammy-nominated record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ tragically lost her life following a terrible accident in...

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who is renowned around the world, is credited for writing the most beautiful music on the Holocaust. The "Mauthausen Trilogy," also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen" is a cycle of four arias with lyrics...

Eurovision 2021: Stefania to Represent Greece with "Last Dance"

The Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in May 2021, will include an entry by Greek-Dutch singer Stefania Liberakakis. The young songstress, who was born in December of 2002 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, will ironically...

Nasos Papargyropoulos Wins Greece's Popular TV Show 'Just the Two of US'

Actor Nasos Papargyropoulos paired with professional singer Josephine won the popular singing Greek talent show 'Just the Two of Us' in Athens on Saturday. The duet majestically performed 'The Phantom of the Opera', a 1986 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber,...

Greek Canadian Artist Katherine Filippeos Brings Joy with New Christmas Song

Katherine Filippeos, a Greek-Canadian musician based in Athens, has released a beautiful new Christmas song called "King of Kings," perfect for bringing joy and reflection this holiday season. The heart-warming song provides a much-needed dose of peace and hope for...

Popular Greek Singer Sfakianakis Nabbed for Cocaine, Gun Possession

Popular Greek singer Notis Sfakianakis will appear in court on Monday after he was arrested for possessing a firearm and two grams of cocaine. The arrest occurred on Sunday night during a police operation to enforce the coronavirus curfew in...

Greek Child Piano Prodigy Releases Modern Version of Epirus Folk Song

Stelios Kerasidis, the eight-year-old Greek piano prodigy and composer, has brought a traditional Greek folk song from the region of Epirus into the modern era. Kerasidis’ Isolation Waltz, which he wrote in March of 2020, went viral as people around the world...

Greek American Singer Zoe Behrakis Releases Second Single

After making her breakthrough singing debut with the song "Grace" in April, up-and-coming Greek American singer Zoe Behrakis has released her second single, "Echo." Originally from Boston, Massachussets, the talented singer now works in Nashville, Tennessee, a city full of...

Stelios Kerasidis Becomes Youngest Greek Student in Prestigious Music Academy

Greek child piano prodigy Stelios Kerasidis excelled in his entrance exams for the famous music academy Schola Cantorum Paris and, at eight years of age, has become the youngest Greek to begin his studies at the institution. La Schola was...