Last weekend, the Cretan Federation of Australia & New Zealand, in collaboration with the the Pancretan Association of Melbourne and the Cretan Brotherhood of Melbourne, hosted a tribute concert for the great Cretan lyrist Kostas Mountakis.
The night was enjoyed by all, especially after the expiration of the snap five-day lockdown.
The musical tribute marked the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Kostas Mountakis in Australia in 1971, as the first international musician to arrive in Oceania, as well as the 30th anniversary of his death.
*Watch a snippet from the Kostas Mountakis tribute concert
For the first time ever, four Cretan Australian musicians came together to perform his music- Sifis Tsourdalakis and Yiannis Pollakis from Melbourne and Antonis Petrantonakis and Michael Platyrrahos from Sydney.
They were accompanied by Patrick Montgomery, Tony Iliou, George Rerakis, Nikos Tsitsivakos and Zois Tzikas.
The event was also honoured by the presence of several officials including Father Evmenios Vasilopoulos, the Archdiocesan Vicar of the Northcote district and Mr Emmanuel Kakavelakis, the Consul General for Greece in Melbourne.
Sydneysiders, you are able to attend the Kosta Mountakis musical tribute concert next week.