Greek Australian singer/songwriter Joanne Xenidis is set to perform her debut album Genesis at this year’s Pan Hellenic Games cultural festival.
This is the first time that Melbourne is hosting the Pan Hellenic Games – a mini version of the Olympic Games for young athletes of Greek heritage from around Australia and New Zealand. It is tipped to be a tremendous event, one that will see 600 athletes compete in the spirit of friendly sporting competition.
Bringing people of Greek descent together makes for a perfect audience for Joanne’s music – a unique combination of emotive, personal lyrics and an enchanting voice, Joanne encapsulates the beautiful marriage between her Hellenic roots and eclectic Melbourne style.
Joanne is an avid supporter of Greek community events and the highlights of her career to date include performing at the Antipodes Festival 2005-2009, Greek Carols 2005-2009, as well supporting multi-award winning Greek Australian author Paul Kiritsis at his recent ‘Fifty Confessions’ book launch.
The Pan Hellenic Games cultural festival is a free event that will be filled with music, song and dance and will be held at the Palm Lawns, Albert Park, November 29.