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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...

Rebetiko Tunes To Fill the Streets of London Throughout June (video)

Starting this Saturday on June 4th and until July 2nd, the Rebetiko Carnival 2016 will give the opportunity to Londoners to experience and enjoy the history and beauty of the Rebetiko music genre. Rebetiko, is one of Greece's most iconic music...

Greek Community Throws Hit Party During Greek Glendi

Canberra’s Greek community showcased its rich culture and diversity last Sunday during the 18th annual Greek Glendi street party at the 2016 National Multicultural Festival. The event exceeded all expectations, attracting more people than any year before, while painting...

Jack White Released a Collection of Traditional Greek Music

Jack White, frontman and singer of the famed White Stripes, released a 2-disc collection called "Why the Mountains are Black", which is a compilation of "primeval Greek village music" throughout the years. The collection includes 28 tracks that trace the lineage of 'demotika' through...

Greek Singer Alkinoos Ioannidis to Perform at 29th GCM Festival

The famous Greek singer and songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis will be traveling to Melbourne to perform at the 29th Lonsdale Festival on Saturday, February 27. The Greek-Cypriot singer will be added to long list of distinguished artists that have performed in...

Greek-Australians Preparing to Celebrate Australia Day

Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 marking the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur...