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Vasilis Tsitsanis

The Legacy of Vassilis Tsitsanis in Greek Music

When Vassilis Tsitsanis passed away on January 18, 1984, on his 69th birthday, music historians and experts knew that there will never be another Tsitsanis and all popular Greek music from then on would derive from his legacy alone. Tsitsanis'...

The Most Influential Greek Rebetika Singers of All Time

Rebetika, sometimes called the "Greek Blues," is perhaps the most influential genre of Greek music. While the movement as a whole was significant internationally, there were a few Rebetika singers that defined the iconic genre. Rebetika singers, musicians, and...

Tsitsanis Tribute at the National Art School

More than 200 people filled the spectacular Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School in Sydney on Friday April 8 for the Vasilis Tsitsanis: Songs of the Peopleconcert presented as part of the 34th Greek Festival of Sydney. The...

Europe’s Annual Thessalians Festival Took Place in Gütersloh, Germany

Europe's Thessalians gathered in the Stadthalle Hall at Gütersloh, Germany to celebrate the Jubilee (100 of Vasilis Tsitsanis). Led by the Thessaly Youth Europe the 11th annual event celebrated that Thessalian traditions, customs, dances and songs are still alive...

The Greek 'Moustaki': A mustache with history!

Men can change their style just by shaving. They wake up in the morning and depending on their mood, they can have a beard (long or short), a three-day stubble, sideburns (although old-fashioned), or a mustache. But for now,...

Emmy Storms Performs Vasilis Tsitsanis

Emmy Storms, a young Dutch violinist proved that music has no boundaries, playing a song by the Greek composer Vasilis Tsitsanis, during a classical music concert, in Rotterdam. The song she chose is called "Apopse stis akrogialies," (tonight on...

Beloved Anna Chrysafi Passed Away

Anna Chrysafi, the first Greek singer ever to sing standing is no longer among us. The memorable singer, died at the age of 92 on September 2 in Kalyvia, Attica, where her beloved said their last goodbye. With a singing...