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Nikos Gatsos Six Songs of Holy Week

Nikos Gatsos: The Six Songs of Holy Week

The six songs of the Holy Week sequence, “Days of the Epitaph”, is a tribute to Christ by Nikos Gatsos, one of the greatest Greek poets of the 20th century, who feels that Christ’s sacrifice was the ultimate manifestation of God’s love for people. All six songs are interspersed with frequent quotations, sometimes slightly modified, from the Bible and other religious texts, expressing the poet’s conviction that Christ is the only hope for mankind.

Anthony Quinn Zorba the Greek

How Anthony Quinn’s ‘Zorba’ Created a Culture

Speaking on the latest episode of the Ouzo Talk Podcast, Sydney University’s Sir Nicholas Laurantos Chair in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Professor Vrasidas Karalis, explains how Quinn ‘created’ the character of Zorba for the 1964 Michael Cacoyannis film, Zorba the Greek.

Costas Cacoyannis Cyprus composer violin

Costas Cacoyannis, Cyprus’ Most Prolific Composer

In Cyprus, the work of Cacoyannis is everywhere. One can barely go to the cinemas or switch on the TV without hearing his music. Greek City Times speaks to this incredibly talented man, to learn more about his fascinating journey to becoming one of Cyprus’s most prolific composers.

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