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  1. (a little early)....if there's mobile reception in the auditorium, you can follow the concert here: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23dalaras It's due to start after 20:00 hrs (12:00 in Athens)
  2. ... This entire concert has now been uploaded onto YouTube (running time, 79 minutes)
  3. ... τι ωραίο πράγμα είναι το live streaming....
  4. The Australian Premiere of "Axion Esti" was held last night as part of the 33rd Festival of Sydney to celebrate Miki Theodorakis' 90th birthday later this year. The concert, at the City Recital Hall, was sold out. https://instagram.com/p/1klBkuw33c/ Axion Esti was performed by the Millennium Choir and a 35-piece symphony orchestra conducted by Greek-Australian conductor George Ellis. Soloists were Vasilis Lekkas and Tino Stylianou with the narration read in English by actor Tony Nikolakopoulos. At the end of the show, there was an encore of «Της δικαιοσύνης ήλιε νοήτε» and Lekkas almost brought the house down with a rendition of «Σαράντα παλικάρια» Mr Theodorakis sent the following letter, which was read out at the beginning of the performance. «Η απόφαση της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Κοινότητας ΝΝΟ να τιμήσει την επέτειο των 90 μου χρόνων με την παρουσίαση του «Άξιον Εστί» με συνκινεί βαθύτατα και σας εθχαριστώ. Η συμμετοχή τοθ συνεργάτη και φίλου μου Βασίλη Λέκκα αποτελεί μια επί πλέον εγγυήση για την ποιότητα της συναυλίας και μου δίνει μεγάλη χαρά. Σας εύχομαι ευημερία και πρόοδο κας σας θεωρώ ένα πολύτιμο τμήμα του Ελληνισμού και έναν πολύτιμο Πρέσβυ της αγαπημένης μας Παρτίδας, που μέσα από τις αιώνιες δυσκολίες εξακολουθεί να παράγει Πολιτισμό.»
  5. This is John Shand's (reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald) review of the Sydney Concert, and what a night it was. The article appeared here: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/the-greek-project-bewitching-synthesis-takes-the-road-less-travelled-20140605-zryc2.html The Greek Project City Recital Hall, June 4 Reviewed by John Shand In layering jazz into traditional and contemporary Greek music, Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri miraculously avoid creating another anaemic cultural fusion (to join the worldwide infestation). The triumph is how remarkably intact and separate the two elements remain while intertwining, like two lovers whose individual identities are not erased by a romance.w Farantouri's sonorous contralto draped itself across the melodies with a bewitching lightness of phrasing. Dolour and joy could mingle, so on Requiem she sounded simultaneously like a widow singing at her husband's funeral and a mother at her son's birthday.Of course they could not begin to intertwine were there no commonality, and that may be best described as a deep sadness couched in beauty. Also common was the absence of histrionics in conveying that sadness, these artists being rarities who express truthful rather than exaggerated emotions. Lloyd played flute and tarogato (including in an exotic exchange with Eric Harland's drumming on Ramanujan), but mostly it was his tenor saxophone that sprawled across the music's foreground. He daubed a blues with big, braying colours and breathily combined with Farantouri's voice onPrayer. Socratis Sinopoulos' bowed lyra could be sweet or rasping, and to hear it improvise against a jazz rhythm section made one giddy with the resonances of jazz's African ancestry connecting with the roots of European civilisation. Harland was wondrous throughout, brilliantly controlling his instrument's dynamics in a challenging room, and applying extraordinary virtuosity in the service of an agile imagination. Bassist Reuben Rogers was sometimes a little low in an otherwise glorious mix, but not enough to lose the litheness he brought to the music, which became a lurching swagger when he soloed on the blues. Unfortunately Lloyd's regular pianist, Jason Moran, was unavailable to multiply the sparks on this tour. Takis Farazis was more restrained, offering gorgeous, water-like piano playing in one solo introduction. A rousing Yanni Mou closed the night, and the lips of many expatriate Greeks were mouthing the words.
  6. Η Μαρία Φαραντούρη στη Μελβούρνη (και αύριο στο Σύδνεϋ - θα είμαι έκει). http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/singing-insurgent-maria-farantouri-melds-two-worlds-during-search-for-a-better-place-20140523-zrm6f.html http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/maria-farantouri/5487560
  7. Currently available on Skai.gr here: http://www.skai.gr/p...TV/?MMID=236409 (oops, sorry for the re-posting, I didn't see Alona's earlier post this morning).
  8. Τι λένε; άφου έρχεται τον Ιούνιο στην Αυστραλία με την Νατάσα Θεοδορίδου... http://www.greeksingers.com.au/events/marinella-natasha-theodoridou-melbourne-concert/
  9. ....κάλο ταξίδι, και ευχαριστούμε....
  10. ...Φαίνετε ο κόσμος να έχει απαγοητευτεί τελείως...μόνο αυτό σκέφτομαι...
  11. Well Done! I got quite a surprise when I clicked and saw something new!
  12. Also from the Official Website, www.dalaras.gr the following notice: Τετάρτη 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008, Ωδείο Ηρώδου Αττικού <<Ο ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΝΤΑΛΑΡΑΣ τραγουδάει ΣΤΑΥΡΟ ΚΟΥΓΙΟΥΜΤΖΗ>> συμμετέχουν οι: Κώστας Μακεδόνας Μελίνα Ασλανίδου Δέσποινα Ολυμπίου
  13. I'm looking forward to the update, and if there is anything that I can do to assist, please let me know. From my perspective, I use a Macintosh and would like the photo section, with its index to work on my Mac.... Also, sometimes I think it would be useful to have an instant chat function, so we can "talk" to eachother in real time.
  14. A film about her music, "My Sweet Canary" is due to be released in the Northern Spring of 2011. The Film's website: http://mysweetcanary.com/ And the
  15. The film will launch the Thessaloniki documentary film festival at 8:30 tonight.!
  16. Two clips from the rehearsal, from the iPhone of Nicholas Metaxas.... http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10811167 http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10808701 (you need to wait for the commercials to finish at the start of the videos)
  17. More clips from Tuesday's concert: Οι ελεύθεροι κ´ωραίοι http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbZb3T-cw2o Παραπονεμένα λόγια http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPo9mFlzzYg Την πόρτα ανοίγω το βράδυ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-IfqprH4r4 Στην αλάνα http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4QS7u-3Lt4 Πρινκιπέσσα (με Μελίνα) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7oUcbNq7E8
  18. On Monday night, George Dalaras visited the Greek Community of NSW at their headquarters in suburban Sydney. The newspaper Ο ΚΟΣΜΟΣ was there: http://s328.photobucket.com/albums/l360/ob...ent=page_17.jpg
  19. What did we do without YouTube. This is the second encore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19jqLA1PcbA
  20. Here's the program: https://files.me.com/mconidaris/cxvw5m (file is 15MB)
  21. Wonderful show in Sydney tonight. Lots of new songs mixed with old favourites. More tomorrow. Time for bed
  22. There's also a translation on youtube, here: