Women in Greece

The complicated explanation of an even more complicated question. In the past few decades, every country in the EU has lived a reform of gender roles, especiallywhen it comes to the opportunities and life stories of females. Apparently, women now canhave it all: in 2006 Greek Law 3488/2006 stated that from then on, women are […]

Thessaloniki and the greek tourism

Thessaloniki : in the shadow of the Greek tourism ?

Ali and I were eager to participate in this European Volunteering in Thessaloniki, both of us craving for this country full of beauty, culture and picture-perfect sceneries . We had received nothing but good feedback about Greece. So, we were looking forward to this short-term project in the summer. Well, even if it meant facing […]

Working with Young Asylum Seekers

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Working with Young Asylum Seekers
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Episode 14: Do you know what is the difference among the definitions of “refugee”, “migrant” and “asylum seeker”? Do you know what happens when a child arrives in Europe? For our final episode, we invited to discuss this topic two guests, Ilaria and Giusy. They are young and very promising in their fields, respectively, Migration […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 6: Ποντιακά (Pontos)

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Episode 6: Ποντιακά (Pontos)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is calling all stations to Πόντος, in the coast of the Black Sea. Our local informer is Βασίλης Γιορανίδης, and we will have the chance to have a deeper experience of the traditional music of Pontos, Ποντιακά, through the magnificient voice of Μελήνα Χατζικαμάνου – who presented the first live […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 3: Ρεμπέτικα (special)

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Episode 3: Ρεμπέτικα (special)
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Beware: the present episode will have double the action and triple the excitement! Not only will a new presenter… be… presented – as we will be set in an adventure, together with Δημήτρης Μαυροματάκης, through one of the most important traditions of Greek music, Ρεμπέτικα. The Greek Blues, as some say! The present edition will […]

Pfizer vaccine Greece

Albert Bourla, the greek CEO of Pfizer who spends the summer in Halkidiki

The pharmaceutical community seems to be involved in a fast race to get the most effective vaccine to fight the spread of Covid-19. The first company to release a high rate of efficacy was the American Pfizer. It was announced that the vaccine they are developing together with the German BioNTech is over 95% effective in adults. […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 2: Ethnic Jazz & Fusion (special)

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Episode 2: Ethnic Jazz & Fusion (special)
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Μάρκος Χατζηαθανασίου was the chosen surgeon for the second episode of Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll, in order to dissect what Ethnic Jazz and the Hellenistic musical roots have been up to. This Ethnic Jazz & Fusion special episode will open a Pandora’s Box filled with the most surprising combinations of musical influences. Additional material for […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 1: Ερωτόκριτος (Crete)

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Episode 1: Ερωτόκριτος (Crete)
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In the first episode of Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll, our colleague Κατερίνα Σταύρου will explore Ερωτόκριτος, a folkloric tradition originated in the island of Crete during its Renaissance period. Every Thursday at 21h00, we take off!  Song list (by order of appearance): 1. O Trohos Tis Miras, by Nίκος Ξυλούρης + Rizes, by Nίκος Ξυλούρης […]