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Saxtom

Saxtom: Tom Giannakopoulos, Saxophonist Star on the Rise

Exclusive interview with Saxtom – Tom Giannakopoulos, the 22 year old saxophonist who performs alongside some of Greece’s music industry greats including Sakis Rouvas and Konstantinos Argyros and whose collaborations include global brands such as Adidas, Diesel and Swarovski. And this is just the beginning… Link in article to watch him live on Greek City Times.

The number 1 fight is on! Bobby 'The Spartan Warrior' Antonakos vs Anthony 'The Man' Mundine 1

The number 1 fight is on! Bobby ‘The Spartan Warrior’ Antonakos vs Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine

Some call him Bobby, Haralambos and Mbambi, but the man best known as “The Spartan Warrior” Antonakos is set to take on Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine at the long anticipated ‘Territory Footy Fight Night’.

Michael Platyrrahos Crete Cretan lyra

Michael Platyrrahos: Preserving the Musical Traditions of Crete

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.

Thanasis Pylarinos

Bouzouki Extraordinaire. Bouzouki on Fire. The Legendary Thanasis Pylarinos.

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.

Sydney's famous Alevri is doing all it can in these uncertain times 3

Sydney’s famous Alevri is doing all it can in these uncertain times

Alevri is fast becoming a household name and a staple in homes around Sydney and is showing us how persistence, perseverance as well as the ability to pivot during these incredibly tough times can result in some reasonably good results. 

Filoxenia

Live in L0ckdown: ft. FiloXenia – A Brotherhood Like No Other

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!

Ganas

Live in L0ckdown: with Lefteris Ganas ft. Thanasis Plarinos

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.

Stephen Fry

Live Webinar Event: In Conversation with Stephen Fry on 5 August 2021

Join the conversation with much admired actor, comedian, author and longstanding philhellene Stephen Fry in The Hellenic Initiative Australia’s forthcoming ‘In Conversation’ event, as he is interviewed by prominent business leader and best-selling author David Hill on Thursday, 5 August 2021, at 11.00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).