the both side of aegean - rebetika

First Episode of The Both Side of Aegean – REBETİKA

What was special about the Rebetika song?Rebetika is a musical genre that turns into a cultural heritage element from the music of a marginalized group, as a lifestyle, a subculture and a life perspective. Rebetika can be defined as the musical state of life. Sometimes a sweet however often bitter kind of music. The lyrics […]

the both side of aegean - rebetika

Teaser Trailer of The Both Side of Aegean – REBETİKA

Rebetika was the music of the Greek underground. The lyrics reflected their surroundings, poverty, pain, drug addiction, police oppression, prison, unrequited love, betrayal and hashish. It’s the lifestyle and perspective of a subculture stretching from Asia Minor to Greece, from Smyrna to Piraeus… The aim of the program is to introduce the rebetika artists who […]

mental health without borders

Mental Health Without Borders. Ep. 3 – Anxiety

In this episode we talk about anxiety and how it affected our lives. Some of us are diagnosed with anxiety disorder, some of us take medication for it and chose psychotherapy others focused on a different approach. There is no right or wrong way, we are all different but if something isn’t effective we should […]

mental health without borders

Mental Health Without Borders: Ep. 2 – Covid and Lonileness

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Mental Health Without Borders: Ep. 2 - Covid and Lonileness
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This podcast will dive in to the topic of covid and lonileness. The topics will address how an old lady in Finland lost it all and had to deal with so much pain all by herself, Vaso explaining of her own fear of people during Covid and Salome talking about how life changed for her […]

Solidarity Stories | Ep 0 | To Leave Or Not To Leave?

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Solidarity Stories | Ep 0 | To Leave Or Not To Leave?
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I will share a little secret with you: you can volunteer abroad, get out of your comfort zone, learn a new language and live a unique experience…without any cost!How? With the European Solidarity Corps! Join Roberto Gentile’s journey and you will discover what makes this volunteer opportunity different through the fears and joys that arise […]

THE TRACK REVIEW EPISODE 2: BALLIN’ LIKE A GREEK FREAK

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THE TRACK REVIEW EPISODE 2: BALLIN' LIKE A GREEK FREAK
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Welcome back to THE TRACK REVIEW, your favourite weekly radio broadcast Series created by Ali DAMPIED and Anna ZUKOWSKA. In this Episode, the main host is gonna make the weekly sports report, talk about basket-ball and focus especially on Giannis ANTETOKOUNMPO’s story and career with the first guest of the broadcast : Kostas ACHILE. You […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 13: Μακεδονικά II (Eastern Macedonia)

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Episode 13: Μακεδονικά II (Eastern Macedonia)
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Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is back to the Greek Macedonia! However, now we shall travel East, closer to the borders with Trace! Here, we will get in contact with a mysterious musical tradition, which only now is started to be well studied. So, Dear Listeners, please hop on this explorative trip through Eastern Macedonia […]

Traditional Greek Music Radio Podcast

Episode 9: Ηπειρώτικα (Epirus)

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Episode 9: Ηπειρώτικα (Epirus)
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Dear Listeners, Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is about to take you to the other side of Greek culture: we will depart from Smyrna to the traditional music of Epirus! Between both, an unexpected connection arises, deep from the origins of an art called music. However, the landscape is now totally different. Luckly, we can […]

Bring it Up! The Cover

Choosing Art as a Career

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Choosing Art as a Career
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Here’s a challenge for you: keep track of how many times you hear someone encouraging a child to embrace Art as a future career. When it comes to Arts, in fact, there’s always a lot of social pressure on people willing to pursue it as a career. Italians, for instance, have a saying that goes like: “impara l’arte e mettila da parte” (lit. “learn art and put it aside”), and this isn’t very motivating… Our guest today is Mario D’Avino, doctor, psychotherapist, and theatre director. He’s the living proof that we can embrace more than one passion at a time and make a career out of it. With him, we discussed Art in school, the benefits of artistic self-expression, and how COVID-19 affected artists.

Christmas in Time of Coronavirus

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Christmas in Time of Coronavirus
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When it comes to how we celebrate Christmas, more than ever before the gap between past and present is very clear. As Christmas is the celebration par excellence associated with extended family reunions, this year we are all called to review our priorities… For this special episode we invited Hélène, aka the Mère Noël of the Volunteer’s House: she managed to bring our families close to us in Thessaloniki and she will tell you how!

Listen to our chat in which we share our family traditions, recall our best memories from childhood to the last Christmas and discuss our plans for the incoming one!