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Greece: Demy and This Is Love go Eurovision 2017 in Kiev

Greece has decided: Demy and the song This Is Love will represent Greece in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The national finals were held on Monday at the studios of state broadcaster ERT in Athens.  The decision was determined through televoting by Greek public …

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Unforgettable! George Michael enters stage holding the Greek flag (video)

The death of George Michael on Christmas day shocked the world. And this not only because his hit Last Christmas has been playing all over since 1984. He was just 53 years old. A day after his death was announced everything about him has been written by international media and …

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Singer and Composer Spyros Zagoraios passed away at 86

One of the most authentic voices of Greek urban folk music, Spyros Zagoraios passed away at the age of 86.  He was a singer, a song writer, composer and instrument player although he had lost his left arm at the age of 13. Spyros Zagoraios was born in Agios Artmios …

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The Greek Voice: Jenny Vanou passed away at 75

Jenny Vanou: one of the greatest Greek singers. The woman with the incredible crystal clear voice. The woman who was called “The Voice”. The ‘muse’ for many Greek composers. The star of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Jenny Vanou passed away at the age of 75 after long battle with cancer, …

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Kavala: Highschool student tops BEAT100 Music Charts

Seventeen-year-old, Konstantina Angel, from Kavala, Greece topped the BEAT100 Music Video Chart last weekend with her original track, “Just Your Touch.” Konstantina’s BEAT100 entry received a Bronze Video Award and Silver Song Award, along with just fewer than 4,000 votes and over 16,000 views, thanks to her supportive friends and …

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50 Years Rolling Stones – YEAH!

What more can I say? KTG is another one who grew up with the most legendary Rock Band : The Rolling Stones. For 50 the Rolling Stones have released over 100 singles, over two dozen studio albums, as well as numerous compilation and live albums. Decade in, decade out. Somebody somewhere labeled …

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Skarimpas/Spanos: “Broken Ship” (Greek music)

No news, just a poem. A popular Greek song. I heard last night at a poetry and music event in downtown Athens…     Broken Ship (Σπασμένο Καράβι) – Lyrics by Yiannis Skarimpas Broken ship over there in the deep am I so to be with no masts, without sails to …

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From Passion Week to human passions – Take that Jazzzzz

From Jesus Passion to human passions. As the state television NET shows a local film noir production with tough guys slapping half-naked women (including a stripteaze scene in a night-club), right after hours of live broadcast from the church liturgy… I thought some jazz would bring back my inner balance. Ladies …

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Legendary Musician Nikos Papazoglou died at 63

Legendary singer, songwriter and musician  Nikos Papazoglou, one of the most dinstictive voices on the period after the junta, died on Sunday, at 63. He was born in Thessaloniki and began writing songs in 1965 when he was briefly a member of the pop band “Olympians”.  Over a course of …

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Beautiful Moments: Antony Quinn, 84, dances for Mikis Theodorakis (video)

Debt Restructure? Bankruptcy? Let the sterile technocrats worry about how to protect their own, virtual money.  Millions of Greek Zorbas defy the speculators’ misery and catastrophe scenarios. It sounds like a game anyway. That is a great video from the times when people had still something to say. In a rare moment,  Mr. …

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Bithikotsis: Be Patient – Dedicated to New Austerity (Greek music)

 What if a debt restructure with all its negative impact for an endless poverty for the people.. what if new austerity measures will come… One is the recipe for the future: Patience! “Be patient” is another Greek classical song in the divine music of Stavros Xarchakos and the metallic voice of Grigoris …

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Sotiria Bellou: Min Klais – Dedicated to IMF bailout countries (music video)

I just read in our FB page the worries of a Portuguese woman about the inevitable country’s bailout  by the International Monetary Fund hawks. She was wondering how doe sit look like to be in the arms of speculators… creating a post-modern lumpenproletariat in the 21st century! The old, nice, …

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Lack of revenues? Greece to collect from the Dead…

When I first read about GreekFinance Ministry plans to collect revenues from the dead, I thought it was a media exaggeration or just a FinMin official suffering a panic attack. However here comes a a Wall Street Journal report confirming the idea is not just a macabre joke or the result …

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I feel, there are no news today…

I feel, there are no news today.. or at least no important Greek news… or I just not feel like posting any news… or no news is good news… As I heard more than 80 Greek songs last night, I need some Jazz to find back myself :). The most divine composition ever Miles …

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Don’t Ask the Sky (music video)

This has been an all times Greek classic. “Min ton rotas ton oyrano” – Don’t ask the sky. It was composed by Manos Hatzidakis 1959 for the film  “To nisi ton gennaion” (The island of the Brave) about the battle of Crete during the Nazi occupation. Originally it was sung …

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