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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...

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...

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...