Welcome to FESTIVAL HELLENIKA, Adelaide’s annual multi disciplinary arts festival dedicated to the maintenance, development, promotion and celebration of Hellenic links in the Arts, and their rich and diverse Australian manifestations.

Formerly known as The Greek Cultural Month, the Festival is facilitated, coordinated and presented by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month Inc (SACGCM).

FESTIVAL HELLENIKA is part of a continuing and inspiring journey of exploration that has so enriched the Australian society, in that our activities act to broaden horizons, break down stereotypes, build links and foster greater harmony and understanding.

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Bouzouki – Where it all began!

Talk (in English) / Ομιλία

Presented by SACGCM

A presentation by George Grifsas on the bouzouki and it’s evolution in Adelaide. The talk will recount the Greek migrant musicians who first brought the bouzouki to Adelaide, their history and how these experiences transformed the style and aesthetic of contemporary performance and composition of bouzouki music in Adelaide today.
Following this presentation, George Stasinopoulos will delve into the construction of the Greek Bouzouki and share a wealth of knowledge that he has learnt in his 20 years of building the finest handcrafted bouzoukia right here in Adelaide. George will be available to answer all your questions at the end of his presentation. In the last part of the evening a short performance will be held to show the bouzouki placed in other styles and settings performed in Adelaide.

Sunday 27 May @ 2.30pm
North Adelaide Community Centre 176 Tynte St, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
Admission Free

Meraki Music and Friends

Music / Μουσική βραδιά

Presented by Meraki Music in association with the Pan-Macedonian Federation of SA.

An evening of paradosiaka, traditional Greek music, with Meraki Music and Friends.Music and songs of love and celebration performed in a traditional style. Greek urban popular music (smyrneika, rebetika, laika), Greek island music (nisiotika) and Greek folk music (dimotika).
Michael Tyllis (vocals, oud, bouzouki), Polixeni Arabatzis (vocals), Nick Arabatzis (vocals, bouzouki), Mary Raptis (violin), Steve Papadopoulos (guitar), Paul Jankovic (double bass), Demeter Tsounis (piano, baglamas, toumberleki).

Saturday 9 June – Doors open @ 6.30pm. Programme 7.30pm – 11.00pm
Hellenic Macedonian Greek Cultural Centre, 94 Henley Beach Rd, MILE END SA 5031
$25 (free admission 12 years and under)
0410 765 942

The Gods of Strangers

Theatre / θέατρο

A state theatre company production presented in association with Playwriting Australia By Elena Carapetis


Bouzouki Boys

Music / Μουσική βραδιά

Presented by Con Dalagiorgos school of music

Date: TBC
St Basil's Croydon Park
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