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The Japanese Bouzouki Player Who Performs Greek Rebetika

It is not often that you see a Japanese bouzouki player, much less a woman, indulging in her favorite instrument in faraway Kobe in Japan

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...

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...

Greek Musician Plays Bouzouki While Getting Brain Surgery

A Greek man was playing bouzouki in the operating room while the doctors were performing brain surgery on him

Bouzouki Legend Yiannis Polykandriotis Dies at 73 (video)

Yiannis Polykandriotis, the legendary Greek bouzouki player and music teacher, passed away on Wednesday in London at the age of 73. He was the son of rebetiko master Theodoros Polykandriotis and brother of composer Thanassis Polykandriotis. He honed his skills...

Greek Movie Ouzeri Tsitsanis in Shanghai International Film Festival

As part of the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, held on June 11-19, 2016, the Greek movie Ouzeri Tsitsanis by Manousos Manousakis was selected for the Spectrum section, which keeps track of global cinema screenings. On the evening of...

Thanasis Polykandriotis to Perform in Johannesburg

Thanasis Polykandriotis, the Greek skilled virtuoso, will hold a concert in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday, June 20. The money gathered from the concert will be used to fund the studies of a young Greek bouzouki player via "Τhe...

“De Morgen” on the Success of “La Crise” Song in Greece

The Belgian newspaper De Morgen cited an article written in Dutch regarding the success of the Belgian song “La Crise”. The popular Flemish singer Daan talks about the crisis affecting not only Greece, but all of  Europe . According to...

Trifonas’ Bouzouki Show in Tel Aviv

Cypriot-born singer Trifonas Nikolaidis knows exactly what to do to bring life into the stage and make his audience sing and dance along to his Greek laika songs. Greek laika culture has become popular over the years in Israel...