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Hoteliers in Greece oppose the Greek-music mandatory quota

The president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Alexandros Vassilikos conveyed to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni the concerns and worries of the chamber’s members and representatives of tourist businesses regarding the draft law imposing a specific quota of Greek language songs in common areas of hotels. Beginning of the month, …

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More activities will open if pandemic has a downward trend, says Greek Minister

If there is a sharp downward trend in the pandemic, the government will ask the epidemiologists’ committee to open up more activities, Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Monday. Speaking to Skai TV, Georgiadis said that he would like to allow music in bars and restaurants restaurants as …

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Athens Riviera: Beach bar fined €20K and shut down due to crowding

More than 1,000 people gathered on Wednesday night at a well-known beach bar in Alimos suburb located in the Athens Riviera. The people crowded without keeping social distancing, danced, drunk and flirted under the sound of loud music and the smoke of fireworks. It was the first party of the …

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Truck concert, crowding outside PM’s residence angers Greeks amid lockdown

A concert on a truck initiated by the Mayor of Athens and the crowding outside the Prime Minister’s residence amid lockdown have angered Greeks who have been complying with the anti-coronavirus measures for over a month. Singer Alkistis Protopsalti and some musicians on the back of a truck toured the …

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Music composer Giannis Spanos passes away at the age of 85

One of the biggest Greek music composers, Giannis Spanos, passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday.  The announcement of his sudden death shocked the Greek music scene, the many colleagues and singers with whom he cooperated in his long career. Spanos was preparing several performances together with composers …

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Proposal Crete style: With music and mantinades through Heraklio (video)

A very Cretan wedding proposal in the heart of Heraklio. With music instruments and the typical mantinades, the groom to be decided to make a proposal to his beloved darling. He, his friends and the musicians walked through the streets of Heraklio on Sunday to a cafeteria where his beloved …

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City of Athens imposes new hours for music played in bars in downtown Athens

Are you having fun in a bar in downtown Athens and suddenly the music is off? It is midnight. Don’t be afraid that you will turn into a pumpkin. It is just the new regulation imposed by the City of Athens. According to the Athens Municipality decision on working days …

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Rebetiko has been inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Greek Rebetiko was inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rebetiko was included in the list during the 12th annual conference of the UNESCO Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in South Korea December 4-6 2017.  Greek Culture & Sport Ministry had submitted …

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Live Performance on International Jazz Day – Apr 30/2017 free admission

Home Sessions Greece celebrates the International Jazz Day by organizing, under the auspices of Unesco, an all-day event that will host a painting exhibition, photo exhibition and live musical performances, all around Jazz. The artists involved are prominent with an important career in the arts and directly related to Jazz. …

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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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