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How Greek Music Evolved Over a Century in a Single Video

A group of Greek musicians joined forces to create a video with the most famous and successful Greek songs of the last century. Nikolas Raptakis, the mastermind behind the creation, says that he chose the songs from many different kinds...

Greek Music Festival Hits Melbourne on Saturday

Musicians from Greece and Australia will pay homage to the Greek blues, or Rebetiko, in a festival at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday. Pliri Ntaxei and Chrysoula K & Purpura from Greece, plus Australia-based performers Zourouna, the Melbourne Rebetiko...

Yannis Fyssas Pays Tribute to Greek Music Icon

Yannis Fyssas, leader and founder of Dalaras Tribute Band, grew up in Zografou, Athens, and moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada, when he was 12 years old, with his father. Growing up in Athens, Fyssas could be found sitting for hours...

Giannis Haroulis to Rock Sydney Greek Festival

Australian audiences are getting ready for legendary Greek musician Giannis Haroulis who is bringing his popular mix of Cretan music, blended with folk and modern Greek pop, to Sydney. The 36th Sydney Greek Festival is to be held at Darling...

Serbian Foreign Minster in Full Singing Mode in Greece (Video)

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was recorded singing in public - this time in Greece, when he offered "a full repertoire." It's not the first time the colourful FM has been recorded in full singing mode in public. Dacic performed...

Iconic Greek New Wave Singer / Songwriter Arletta, Dead at 72

Singer / songwriter Arletta, one of the most iconic figures of the Greek New Wave scene in the 1960s, has died at the age of 72. Having suffered many health issues in the last 9 years, including a stroke...

Greek Music Legend Loukianos Kilaidonis Dies at 74

The Iconic Greek singer and composer Loukianos Kilaidonis passed away at age 74 early Tuesday morning, after a short period of hospitalization in intensive care due to heart failure after a respiratory infection. Born in Kypseli, Athens, Kilaidonis went to...

Chris Tsantalis and Greek Metal Band INK

If you haven't yet heard of the band INK from Alexandroupolis, Greece, you will almost certainly be hearing about them soon. INK's unique style of alternative metal music is evident in songs like "Persephone" from their most recent album, "Loom",...

Rembetiko Festival in Syros Pays Tribute to Greek Musician Markos Vamvakaris

The Municipality of Syros in collaboration with thee Cyclades Chamber are organizing the first Rembetiko Festival to take place on the island. The festival will be held between August 31 and September 4. Syros has always been in the center...

38th River Party Festival in Nestorio, Kastoria Kicks off on Wednesday

The 38th River Party - Greece's longest running outdoor camping and music festival - opens its gates on the banks of the Aliakmonas River on Wednesday in Nestorio, Kastoria. The festival spans five days, from August 3-7, featuring Greek...