Makedonas to headline Greek fest

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Kostas Makedonas will be performing a free show at the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Lonsdale St Festival.

Greek singer Kostas Makedonas will perform for free at the 2014 Lonsdale St Festival, on Saturday 8 February. The popular singer will be accompanied on stage by Orchestra Emmetron and Katerina Eugenikou.

Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Makedonas’ journey in music began at the age of 10 with classical guitar lessons and continued through his school years at the forefront of his school music performances. As a university student studying economics, he continued to perform in various musical settings throughout Thessaloniki. His debut album No Idea (Δεν Έχω Ιδέα) with music by St. Kraounakis and lyrics by L.Nikolakopoulou was released in 1988 and since then Makedonas has experienced a continuous upward trend in the music scene as one of the most sought after musicians, working with almost all the big names of Greek music. His collaborative efforts include names like Alkistis Protopsaltis, Eleni Vitali , Christos Nikolopoulos, Yannis Markopoulos , Mikis Theodorakis, George Zika , Mimis Plessas, Dimitra Galani , Manolis Mitsias , Aliki Vouyiouklaki , George Dalaras , Harris Alexiou , Marinella , Glykeria , Pantelis Thalassinos, and countless others.

He has 12 solo albums and has collaborated in over 40 other artists’ albums. His debut performance in Australia will include some of his biggest hits and tributes to many of the great Greek composers.

The 2014 Lonsdale St Festival will be held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February and is an initiative of the Greek Community of Melbourne. Kostas Makedonas will also be playing at the Enmore Theatre on Saturday 1 February. For tickets and information visit www.enmoretheatre.com.au

Source: Neos Kosmos

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