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‘Songs of the Sea’: A musical journey celebrating Greece’s legendary musicians




The 42nd Greek Festival of Sydney presents an enchanting evening of musical wanderings with ‘Songs of the Sea’ (Τραγούδια της θάλασσας) on Sunday, May 12 at 7pm at Bankstown Sports Club.

When we think of ‘Songs of the Sea’ we are transported by association to the shores of the Aegean and the fascinating traditional island songs “Nisiotika.” But there is another musical dimension that can be attributed to the blue of the Aegean and the magic of the sea, the well-known “new wave” of the Greek music scene, as well as the songs of migration and foreignness that coincided in time and marked an entire generation.

Thanasis Pylarinos with his 11-member band will try to revive this dimension that has been neglected in recent years by the musical attributes of the Greek community.

Paying tribute to giants of Greek music such as Vassilis Tsitsanis, Yiannis Parios, Michalis Violaris and Rena Koumiotis, the audience will “travel” musically through the years of uprooting and migration through the musical routes of the New Wave and the “Songs of the Sea” with which the younger generations of immigrants grew up both in Australia and around the world.

This captivating performance will take place on Sunday 12th May 2024, at 7:00 PM at Bankstown Sports Club.

Prepare to be transported to the shores of Greece while immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of Greek music, where each note carries the essence of the Mediterranean.


  • Vocals: Eleni Doukas & Ioannis Keligiannis
  • Bouzoukia: Thanasis Pylarinos & Kosta Benetatos

Event Details:

Come and be serenaded by the soothing sounds of the Mediterranean, as people celebrate the timeless allure of “Τραγούδια της Θάλασσας” (Songs of the Sea). Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of music, culture, and camaraderie.

For more information on the programme and to book tickets to selected events, please visit www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au

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