Message from the President

It is this time of year that we unleash another program filled with performances, presentations, exhibitions, concerts and events that reflect the talent and passion that engage audiences throughout South Australia and Greece. Our aim IS to reach people from all walks of life, including a commitment to young people from early childhood. We are proud of our creative achievements and our long-standing aim is to encourage, nurture and promote all aspects of Hellenic culture and its Australian manifestations.

This year’s FESTIVAL HELLENIKA ® program is guaranteed to impress and have you coming back for more. Some of our highlights will be our musical events: a jam session with Dimitris Ifantis, who is widely recognised as one of Greece’s most talented “new generation” vocalists/ musicians specialising in traditional music. Continue to follow us on a journey into the life and music of the brilliant and controversial composer Akis Panou, acknowledged as one of the most important song writers of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Furthermore we will also present international group Chrysoula K.& Púrpura who are one of the most engaging Greek folk groups of our time! We look forward to seeing you at these events and our ensuing program over the next few months.

Thanks goes to so many, but in particular to the FESTIVAL HELLENIKA® committee, who every year continue to be passionate, generous and committed to the Festival. Over the coming months, I trust we will immerse you in the richness, abundance and variety that our Festival offers.

LOULA DACOLIAS

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