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Ancient Greek Mathematician, Philosopher Created Pythagorean Comma

The Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, applied his genius to music as well, creating the Pythagorean comma in music theory.

Greek-Australian Singer Vassy Achieves 2 Billion Streaming Views

Greek-Australian pop star Vassy's hit single "Bad" has been viewed over 2 billion times across all streaming platforms. Vassy whose real name is Vassy Karagiorgos, was born to Greek parents in Australia and grew up in the country. Karagiorgos is...

Delphi Takes Center Stage As Summer Festival Kicks Off

A few weeks after the completion of the annual Delphi Economic Forum, the world-famous historical site in Central Greece once again gets ready to host local and international visitors, this time as the seat of a regional summer festival...

Greek Island of Delos to Host First Concert After Thousands of Years

The sacred, uninhabited Greek island of Delos will host a concert featuring Ukrainian, Russian, and Greek musicians on Monday, May 30, 2022. This concert will be the first of its kind to take place on the island, which is full...

Greek Composer Vangelis Papathanasiou Passes Away

World renowned Greek composer Vangelis Papathanasiou, known professionally simply as Vangelis, passed away at 79, according to an announcement made on Thursday. The composer, who won an Oscar award for composing the score for the film Chariots of Fire (1981),...

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian who Became a Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere—much less in China. But this is the surprising path the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999, when he...

Why Greeks Break Plates: The History Behind the Custom

The sound of a plate smashing, shattering loudly as it meets the floor, is distinctive and tends to turn heads in a restaurant. Most of us, startled, think, Oh No! an unfortunate accident has occurred. But when plates shatter on...

Amanda Tenfjord to Represent Greece with “Die Together” at Eurovision

Amanda Georgiadi, also known as Amanda Tenfjord, has released her Eurovision 2022 entry for Greece called "Die Together" on Thursday. The song, which 25-year-old Georgiadi composed herself with the help of Bjorn Helgen, tells the story of a couple in...

Some Neurons in the Brain Selectively Respond Only to Sound of Singing

Scientists on Tuesday announced they had found an unexpected response to singing in the brain, suggesting particular groups of neurons appear to respond selectively to these particular sound. In a Current Biology journal article, a team of scientists in the...

Eminem Causes Controversy by Kneeling at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rapper Eminem delivered a memorable performance during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday by taking a knee at the end of it, reportedly in a protest tribute to former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. This year's Super Bowl halftime...