Wizard Records Announces Release of Beautiful Lady Single CD

This original hit is set to ignite dance floors. Written, arranged, produced and performed by award winning recording artist, ARIS. The single contains four tracks, US Reggaeton Mix featuring rapper Nasty Nate, guitarist Mario Guini and female vocalist Lorelei McBroom, the Bellydance Version and the Sexy Club Mix. Full-length album is scheduled for release in early 2006.

This newly formed group of accomplished musicians will perform chiefly Byzantine secular music arranged by Frederick Elias, renowned violinist and performer. Comprised of three violins, two clarinets, organ, and santouri, this group is unique. See flyer (Mar. 2005).

Capella Romana Releases
New CD

Capella Romana announces the release of its latest CD titled Epiphany: Medieval Byzantine Chant. It features Ioannis Arvanitis from Athens, acclaimed scholar and performer of medieval Byzantine chant, and is the second release for this highly regarded choral group based in the Pacific Northwest. Read more.
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Greek Tenor Mario Frangoulis Records Bestseller, Tours U.S.

The latest CD recorded by Frangoulis, Follow Your Heart, has remained more than 90 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Classical Crossovers Chart. Already a multi-platinum recording artist in Greece, Frangoulis has captivated the international scene. This handsome musician-vocalist-actor is rejuvenating classical music and opera, giving them a refreshingly contemporary appeal. Read more.

First Double-CD of Hellenic & Near Eastern Musical Society Orchestra

A limited number of double-CD's are available for this live debut recording of the country's finest mini-symphonic Greek & Near Eastern orchestra. The 30 musicians of this unique group produce a rich, full sound of contemporary and traditional Greek music.For more information, contact HCS.

Live Recording of 30-piece Hellenic & Near Eastern Musical Society Orchestra
Now Available

This mini-symphonic orchestra offers a rich, full sound to contemporary and traditional Greek folk music. The second of several recordings by this group, To Miami and Boca--Me Agapi was recorded live at Florida Atlantic University and at an anniversary celebration of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Miami. For more information, contact HCS.

Journey to Ithaca Releases New CD

At a celebratory concert at the Maliotis Cultural Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, this small group of accomplished musicians performed selections of original Greek music appearing on their latest release.
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Rebetiko on the Internet

A London student has created a site dedicated to "the fabulous women who make the rebetiko famous." It includes stories about the performers, discographies, and a useful collection of links. The most exciting feature, though, is an astonishing collection of recordings dating back to the twenties, and featuring many of the most notable female perfomers. You'll need a Real Audio player (comes with many new computers) to hear the recordings.

Now on Triple CD: A Celebration of Greek Music in America

A live recording at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, featuring more than 70 musicians. This musical extravaganza includes performances by the entire assemblage of musicians and individual orchestras: Ellliniki Kompania, Journey to Ithaca, Kokoras Ensemble, Kostas Taslis Quartet,Ta Pethia, The Original Grecian Keys, Trio Bel Canto, and many others. More information

Santouri Taxim CD Now Available

A taxim is a non-metric instrumental improvisation. Each taxim is unique, performed differently, but always drawing upon the inner depths of emotion and feeling of the lead performer. Music composed and performed by Christos Papoutsy and Frederick Elias. For more information, contact HCS.

Junior Chorus of Vatoussa, Lesvos Releases CD of Traditional and Contemporary Greek Music

Nearly 30 youths from this charming traditional village sing in an elegantly simple style. The Chorus of Vatoussa was formed in 1999 with the support of the Papoutsy Vatoussa Revitalization Foundation. Since then, under the instruction and guidance of dramatic soprano vocalist Joanna Sfekas Karvelas and pianist Lia Kefala, the group has performed throughout Lesvos and the Aegean. For more information, contact HCS.