FiloXenia band take the stage at Sydney’s In Good Taste Festival

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The Greek Australian trio band, FiloXenia, performed at the In Good Taste Festival on MacMahon Street in Hurstville, Sydney on Friday, February 16.

Organised by the George’s River Council, the event featured a variety of food stalls offering tastes of different cuisines, as well as a diverse entertainment program.

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FiloXenia was a crowd favourite at the Festival. Photo: FiloXenia.
FiloXenia
People dancing at the In Good Taste Festival. Photo: FiloXenia.

FiloXenia performed at 7pm, showcasing authentic sounds of modern Greek and English music.

In a statement to The Greek Herald, the band said it was great to see “a beautiful range of cultural performances” at the event. 

“To then realise we were part of it by representing Greece and Cyprus was truly special,” the band added.

During their set, the traditional kalamatiano songs drew a large crowd of different ethnicities.

“The best part was seeing the non-Greeks/non-Cypriots holding hands in the circle dancing, focusing on the feet movements of the Greek people to catch along. Whether they were successful or not, the smile on their face was more than any of us could have wanted to achieve,” they said.

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The FiloXenia boys with some of the festival attendees. Photo: FiloXenia.
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Despite some temporary rain, the crowds continued to dance and enjoy the festival. Photo: FiloXenia.

For those who didn’t get up to dance, two of the boys – Arky and Greg – came around with their instruments and approached different groups at tables to encourage them to get up and dance.

“We have been proud to have been representing our culture in Australia for the last six years,” the band said, adding that their pride in Greek culture has led to them travelling to Greece and Cyprus- in 2023 to perform.

FiloXenia will be going overseas again this year and they said their goal is to “continue sharing our passion and hopefully inspiring all people to do the same.”

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