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Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival Eagerly Awaited This Weekend

The Greek Community of Melbourne will stage its annual Lonsdale Street Greek Music Festival this weekend in Melbourne.

Meet “Balkumbia,” the Band Making ‘Rebetiko’ Popular in Latin America

It is Greek music, as well as Lithuanian, South American, Turkish and much more. This is the unique sound created by fusion band Balkumbia.

Greek Songwriter Takis Mousafiris Passes Away

Greek composer and songwriter Takis Mousafiris passed away with the coronavirus on Thursday, according to a statement from his family.

Greek Professor Keeps Music from Cycladic Islands Alive

A Greek professor is compiling an enormous online archive of historic music from the Cycladic Islands, the first collection of its kind.

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 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...

Greek and Turkish Musicians Perform “Songs Without Borders” at Sydney Opera House

The beautiful and evocative music of Asia Minor took the audience at the Sydney Opera House on an historic, emotional journey in two performances recently, showcasing the melodies and rhythms of its rich, ancient cultures. The band members say that...

”Taste of the Danforth” Street Festival to be Held August 9-11 in Toronto’s Greektown

Canada's largest street festival, ''Taste of the Danforth,'' will take place for the 26th consecutive year in the Greektown area of Toronto, from August 9 until August 11. The festival is an extremely popular one in Canada's largest city, and...

Sofia Vembo, the Singer of Victory

Sofia Vembo – The famous Greek singer of the 20th century, became synonymous with the epic Greek victories against the fascist Italian troops in 1940 and 1941 along the Albanian front. Born in Gallipoli in East Thrace in 1910, the...

Back to Back Greek Concerts Coming to Vancouver Next Weekend (Videos)

Greek contemporary music enthusiasts are preparing for a double dose of entertainment this coming weekend, with popular Greek singers from Greece Michalis Haztigiannis and Giorgos Mazonakis, who will be performing back to back on two separate nights, in Vancouver. Greek...