Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021), is one of the most important Greek composers known abroad.

He has composed thousands of Greek songs, (mostly Laika and Entechno style),  symphonic music, music for operas, ballet, and chamber music, etc..

To read more about his life and career, click here.

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A Popular Greek song, which most Greeks can sing along,  is for sure “Varka sto Gialo” – (Boat on the shore.)
Dive into the enchanting world of Greek music with this beloved song composed by Mikis Theodorakis. This timeless masterpiece has garnered a special place in the hearts of Greeks and music enthusiasts worldwide. And on top of that, you can also dance a Greek dance on the rhythm of this song

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Already several years have passed, without Mikis Theodorakis…

Mikis Theodorakis, the beloved and internationally known Greek composer,
whose music and political life are also well-known abroad, died on September 2nd, 2021. He was 96.

Theodorakis’ career, which started in his early years, produced a hugely varied body of work.
He has not only composed symphonic music, music for operas, ballet, chamber music, but of course a great number of Greek songs.

Apart from his musical career, he is also remembered by Greeks for his stubborn opposition to postwar regimes and dictatorships.

He will be never forgotten.

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Greek choir in Stockholm, Orfeas, and the magic of Greek music! An Omilo student from Sweden, Gail Ricksecker, writes about her passion, Greek music and learning Greek.

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