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Accomplished musician and singer, Michael Platyrrahos is sought after internationally for his performances on the lyra, viololyra, lyraki, lute and mandolin and has spent a lifetime dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the unique musical and cultural traditions of Crete.
A professional musician from the tender age of just 14 attending school by day and performing gigs by night, Thanasis has shared the stage with Greek music royalty such as the likes of Dimitris Bassis, Stathis Aggelopoulos, Vasilis Lekkas, Nikos Kourkoulis, Kelly Kellidou, Thanasis Vasilakos, Sakis Arsenious….the list goes on.
Bouzouki player, Gregory Georgiou, DJ George Savva and Percussionist Arky Kalithrakas. Three gifted musicians, who together form the modern Greek sensation that is the band ‘FiloXenia.’ Greek City Times chats with the guys in the lead up to their performance this time tomorrow in our sixth episode of Live in L0ckdown. Don’t miss it!
Whilst some of the world is experiencing C0VID fatique, fires are sweeping across our beloved Greece, may these few moments bring some much needed peace, albeit temporary. One hour from now our fifth episode features Lefteris Ganas, accompanied by Thanasis Plarinos, playing old school Greek laiko.
Greek City Times presents to you the fourth episode of our new weekly series, featuring the masterful and very soulful klarino soloist, Theo Skaltsas. Enjoy our premiere in just TWO hours from now.
Stefania Liberakakis has created a stir over Twitter, as users compare the performance as viewed by the limited live audience at the Eurovision Song Contest final, with what viewers of the live video are able to see.
While the coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to in-person gatherings, Greeks can usher in 2021 virtually with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).