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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.

Alpha POP

Pop off 2020 at Alpha POP on NYE

Join Alpha POP on New Year’s Eve to pop off 2020 at Sydney’s prime waterfront location with live DJ and spectacular views of the fireworks, Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge