The Japanese Bouzouki Player Who Performs Greek Rebetika
It is not often that you see a Japanese bouzouki player, much less a woman, indulging in her favorite instrument in faraway Kobe in Japan
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'...
Impressive New Mosaic Adorns Tsitsanis Museum in Trikala
A new, impressive mosaic depicting legendary Greek musician Vassilis Tsitsanis now adorns the museum dedicated to him in his birthplace of Trikala. The creators of the great artwork are Michalis Koufogiannis and Giorgos Kourmetzas. It took the two artists several...
Remembering Legendary Musician Tsitsanis, 35 Years After His Death
January 18, 2019 marks 104 years since the birth of the brilliant Greek musician Vassilis Tsitsanis, as well as 35 years since his passing. Born in 1915 in Trikala, Thessaly, Tsitsanis was destined to become one of Greece’s most popular and...
Thousands of Athenians Pay Tribute to Greek Composer Vassilis Tsitsanis
It was a magical night on Wednesday as dozens of thousands of Athenians paid tribute to the music of Vassilis Tsitsanis, the emblematic composer of Greek popular music, in the Panathenaic Stadium. The "Play, my Tsitsanis" tribute concert organized by...
11th Greek Thessalians of Europe Festival Dedicated to the Birth of Tsitsanis
The 11th Greek Thessalians of Europe Festival will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary since the birth of the great Thessalian musician Vassilis Tsitsanis, who was born on January 18, 1915, in Trikala, Greece. The festival will be held...
Baltsa Sings Greek In Vienna Opera
The internationally renowned leading Greek mezzo-soprano, Agnes Baltsa, “the Greek with the angelic voice,” as the late famed conductor Herbert Von Karajan called her as she began a brilliant career, will perform songs of Greece at the first concert...