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Remembering Mikis Theodorakis’ Last Concert in Panathenaic Stadium

As Greece and the world mourn the death of Mikis Theodorakis, Greece's greatest composer, many have reflected on the music icon's last concert held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 2017. In a tribute to the legendary composer, a...

Mikis Theodorakis: Greek Patriot, Renowned Composer Dead at 96

Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in history, whose music has touched generations, died on Thursday at age 96 in Athens. His death at his home in central Athens followed multiple hospitalizations in recent years, mostly for heart treatment. The composer...

The Most Influential Greek Rebetika Singers of All Time

Rebetika, 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 Rebetika singers that defined the iconic genre. Rebetika singers, musicians, and...

My Afternoon With Zorba: When Mikis Theodorakis was Banned in Greece

During the time of the military junta in Greece, from 1967 to 74, Greek composer and activist Mikis Theodorakis' music was banned. By Bill Thomas The road to my afternoon with Zorba began in 1968. I was in the US Navy...