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Singer Recreates Grandfather’s Lost Music from 1930s Greece

Lorrie Doriza recently released an album of songs she lovingly re-created from her grandfather's long-lost sheet music.

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian who Became a Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere—much less in China. But this is the surprising path the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999, when he...

Shocking Details of Maria Callas’ Life Revealed

A new book on Maria Callas reveals shocking details about the tragic private life of the greatest opera soprano of the 20th century

Why Greeks Break Plates: The History Behind the Custom

The sound of a plate smashing, shattering loudly as it meets the floor, is distinctive and tends to turn heads in a restaurant. Most of us, startled, think, Oh No! an unfortunate accident has occurred. But when plates shatter on...

Tsabouna: Mykonos Bagpipe in Danger of Becoming Lost Art

The Mykonos bagpipe called Tsabouna played in for centuries lost recently one of its musical maestros with the passing of Dimitri Koukas.

A Piano Concert Among Greece’s Blooming Peach Trees

Manos Milonakis has drawn inspiration for his piano compositions from the blooming peach trees in northern Greece, for the past two years.

“Voice of the Aegean” Irini Konitopoulou-Legaki Dies at 91

One of the greatest singers of traditional Aegean island music, Irini Konitopoulou-Legaki, died on Tuesday at the age of 91. She was born in Keramoti on the island of Naxos and was the daughter of an acclaimed violinist, Michalis Konitopoulos. Culture...

Greek Piano Prodigy Stelios Kerasidis Composes Moving Anti-War Melody

Stelios Kerasidis the 9-year-old Greek pianist, composed a moving instrumental to send an anti-war message to humanity. Inspired by his favorite composer Frederic Chopin and his famous etude opus 10 in F minor, the Greek prodigy sends a message for...

Some Neurons in the Brain Selectively Respond Only to Sound of Singing

Scientists on Tuesday announced they had found an unexpected response to singing in the brain, suggesting particular groups of neurons appear to respond selectively to these particular sound. In a Current Biology journal article, a team of scientists in the...

Eminem Causes Controversy by Kneeling at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rapper Eminem delivered a memorable performance during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday by taking a knee at the end of it, reportedly in a protest tribute to former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. This year's Super Bowl halftime...

Rediscovering the Music of Ancient Greece

Music was ubiquitous in ancient Greece, but somewhere along the line, the way in which it was composed and sounded during its time was lost.

Nikos Xylouris’ Voice Still Resonates in Crete and Greece

Nikos Xylouris, nicknamed Psaronikos, who passed away on Feb. 8, 1980, is a symbol of Crete. He was one of its greatest singers whose talent made him internationally known. Xylouris was born in Anogeia, a rugged mountain region in the...

The Magic of the Greek Language — in a Spanish Song

Greek is used in every language throughout the world. This Spanish oldie by an Argentinian musical group called Apurimac, featuring Greek singer Elli Paspala, is living proof that there indeed are thousands of Greek words in every language. Apurimac created...

Chinese Singer Performs in Perfect Greek, Becomes Instant Hit

A Chinese singer named Elpida Wu recently released a video where she performs a Greek song by pop artist Helena Paparizou in perfect Greek. The song called "Mazi sou" ('Together' in Greek) which appeared on YouTube has become an instant...

Australia Warns Kayne West to Get Vaccinated Before Tour

Kanye West must be fully vaccinated if he wants to tour in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated on Saturday. Morrison's statement came after sources close to the controversial rapper announced that he would likely tour in Australia in March...