Stelios Kazantzidis -- who died in 2001 --was the voice that contained the pain and desire of post-war, poverty-stricken Greece.
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens will host a concert by renowned Greek composer Stamatis Spanoudakis, known for emotionally moving works. The concert "For Alexander" dedicated to Alexander the Great will take place on Wednesday, October 11th. After nearly three...
The Rolling Stones just announced the release of their new album, the first in eighteen years. Since the release of A Bigger Bang in 2005, the band has stayed together and played together along with other iconic rockers and...
On the second anniversary of Mikis Theodorakis' death, many reflect on the music icon's last concert held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 2017. In a tribute to the legendary composer, who died on September 2, 2021, a stunning...
An 18th-century opera based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice will be presented at ancient Corinth on August 29.
The Athens childhood home of iconic Greek-American soprano Maria Callas will house the newly-founded Academy of the Lyrical Arts.
More than fifty years ago this month, the Beatles travelled to Greece with the aim of buying an island. By Jonathan Knott In July 1967, the Beatles were ascending new heights of fame and creative capacity. They had recently released the...
The first online educational platform exclusively dedicated to the rebetiko music genre is available with free access.
Few people today may realize that some classic songs which became international hits were actually written by Greek composers, many of them by the giants Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hattzidakis, and Giannis Spanos. From The Beatles to Edith Piaf and Nat...
Rebetiko, sometimes called the "Greek Blues," is perhaps the most influential genre of Greek music. While the movement as a whole was significant internationally, there were a few Rebetiko singers that defined the iconic genre. Rebetiko singers, musicians, and...
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 these...
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...
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.