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AUSTRALIAN TOUR: New tickets released; older Greek generation nostalgic for Stelios Kazantzidis and songs of their youth 1

AUSTRALIAN TOUR: New tickets released; older Greek generation nostalgic for Stelios Kazantzidis and songs of their youth

“We are witnessing something heartwarming: first and second generation Greek Australians are buying tickets for their migrant parents and grandparents so their may relive their fondest memories as young migrants when they used to party till the early hours, dancing to Kazantzidis, Dionisiou, Mitropanos , Vaskopoulos…!. To respond to the demand we have released new tickets” said a spokesperson for Giant Entertainment.

George Karantonis

Musician, singer, songwriter George Karantonis: The remarkable story of Australia’s Greek Son

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.