Completely self taught, musician and songwriter George Karantonis composed his first song at age 7, penning the poignant lyrics; “Xenos ekei, xenos kai edo, patrida nisi, to yiofiri ego” or “A stranger there, a stranger here too, homeland homeland, the adopted son”. GCT speaks to George about his amazing life’s journey from humble childhood, to becoming a member of famed band ‘Moda Blue’, his Opening Ceremony performance at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the song ‘Australia’ he composed at the request of late Archbishop Stylianos and, more recently, his historical rendition of the Greek Anthem as part of 200th Greek Independence Day celebrations.
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After Holy Friday mass in Australia last night, Tsalikis speaks to the congregation in an emotional address saying, “I am happy because the Greek have not lost their faith in Mary, God and Jesus. When I return to Greece I will tell everyone of another miracle…of what I experienced here today with you. God bless you all. Kali Anastasi.”
The much anticipated season return of ‘Travel Guides’ produced by Nine airs at 7.30pm tonight with Episode 1 set in Greece! Our favourite travellers take off on a Greek island-hopping holiday that starts in the ancient capital, Athens, before boarding the ferry to the party island of Mykonos and then to the traditional island of Milos. GCT speaks to Greek Australian star of the show, Dorian, about the highlights of his time in Greece and how his Yiaiyia “cried a little” when she learned he was travelling back to her homeland for the show.
Corfu, the birthplace of Prince Philip, honoured and participated in the mourning on the day of Prince Philip’s funeral, with a memorial prayer in the sanctuary of Agios Spyridon. When Prince Philip was laid to rest, his unique personal royal flag, representing the national flag of Greece, was draped over his casket.
Mitropanos sadly passed away on April 17, 2012 after suffering from a heart attack and pulmonary edema. He will always be remembered as one of Greece’s most recognisable voices and legend of the rebetika genre.
World-renowned American-Canadian professor and author, Robert Rosenstone was recently invited by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to talk about the influence of Greek history on world history and also on the arts and the film-making industry in Hollywood.
“I want the Greek DNA showcased in this exhibition to trigger pride, acknowledgement and a respect for the modern world’s roots.” Melbourne leg of Nick Bourdaniotis’ “The Evzones Collection” photography exhibition national tour a resounding success.
To experience ‘The Evzones Collection’ Exhibition is to fall in love with the strength, solidarity and mystique that is the Evzones. And with the spiritual, brilliant, creative, artistic, shining light of a legend that is world class photographer, Nick Bourdaniotis. We speak to Nick about his life’s passion of photography, his creative processes, and what inspires him, to find out more about what goes on inside the genius mind of the man behind the lens.
Nikos Vertis has released a brand new song “Koita” and you are going to fall in love with it the minute you hear it. Listen to it here and read the beautiful lyrics, composed by Vertis himself.
Born in Rhodes, Kostis Savvidakis wanted to be an actor from the age of 7 years old. The star of popular Greek TV show ‘Agries Melisses” speaks exclusively to GCT about his life, career and his favourite personal mantra: “Every obstacle is a lesson”.
The impact of 23 year old Greek Australian Chanel Contos’ campaign against sexual abuse and harassment has led the Australian Ministry of Education to announce that it is making changes to the teaching of sex education immediately. Schools across Australia will soon provide information on consent, respect and sexual abuse for pupils up to the age of 12.
It is a first victory for Chanel Condos and the thousands of girls who have endured the traumatic experience of sexual abuse or harrassment.
Are human beings so weak that they could be weaponised to do a government’s surveillance for them? ‘Utopia’, the new dystopian flick taking YouTube by storm, imagines that day isn’t as far away as one would think.
At just 14 years old, Stella Arhontoulis currently works as lead animator on YouTube series ‘Interstellar Ranger Commence’ due for release early next year. The incredibly talented school girl has already received international recognition as an award-winning manga artist, illustrator and animator, winning first place in an Australian and Japan wide anime competition two years consecutively.
From Thessaloniki, Greece, Christos Delantonis is a name synonymous with success and luxurious design in the global automotive industry.
As Vehicle Line Manager, Christos has been responsible for the lavish, ergonomic and aerodynamic designs of the McLaren Automotive supercars.
Greek City sits down virtually with Terry to break down the highly competitive sport of boxing, what boxing means to him, being a proud Greek and a passionate advocate for his sport.
Vasilis Ioannidis, from Polykastro, Kilkis has made a reputation for himself for the beautifully intricate guitars, bouzoukia, baglamadakia, mandolins and spinning tops that he hand carves from wood.