Known to be one of Greece’s greatest composers; The Mikis Theodorakis Orchestra celebrate the legacy of his 20th-century classical music like no other! The concert features material from across a more than 70-year career of composure!

Performing on the night are Dimitris Mpasis and Magiola Savveria, with the Orchestra’s musicians Vasilas Athanasios, Matsoukas Ioannis, Skomopoulos Nikolaos, Grivas Eleftherios, Τheodoros Kouelis, Samaras Artemios, Andreadis Dimitrios, Gkiolias Nikolaos, Theodorakis Stephanos, Symvoulidis Xenofon.

The event takes place in the stunning hall of the Barbican Centre, on the 28th March at 7.30pm.

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Urgent Appeal for Stem Cell Donors

The families of four blood cancer patients have joined forces with the Leukaemia Cancer Society to urgently appeal for more people of Greek or Cypriot origin to register as stem cell donors.

All four patients need stem cell transplants to save their lives.

Enfield Recruitment Drive, on behalf of The Leukaemia Cancer Society on Saturday 26th March between 10pm-2pm.

Cockfosters FC, Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, Barnet EN4 9HZ

If you are aged between 16-to-55-year-olds have a simple cheek swab taken.

Please step forward, there aren’t many Greeks and Cypriots on the register and for that reason a number of individuals haven’t found a match so far. If you can’t get there, you can have a kit sent to your home. It’s so easy and takes next to no time.

There is nothing to fear, it is just a cheek swab, so nothing too intrusive. After two years of lateral flows and PCRs, a gentle cheek swab is nothing to worry about.

If you can, please do your part to help.

All nationalities welcome. You never know who you could be a match for! A simple cheek swab could save a life.

For more details contact The Leukaemia Cancer Society on 020 8374 4821 or 07872 633 508.

Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer – those that affect the body’s bone marrow, blood or lymphatic system – such as leukaemia, myelome or lymphona. Yet, just 2% of the UK population is registered as potential blood stem cell donors. People from Cypriot, Greek and mixed ethnicity backgrounds are under-represented as donors.

Diversifying the register is extremely important to people from our community.

“We do wish more people would come forward; we do need a lot more Greek-Cypriot people. We are greatly under-represented on the register. The Mediterranean community is only a very small percentage of the British registry, a very small percentage. So, we need to do whatever we can to increase that and to make the register more diverse.” (Androulla Stylianou, Co-OrdinatorThe Leukaemia Cancer Society).

Urgent Stem Cell Transplant Needed to Save 24-Year-Old

(Click above article to learn about Alex and his search for a life-saving donor).

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Stem Cell donation drive for Cypriot man

St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, Kingston upon Thames, recruitment drive, on behalf of DKMS on Sunday 6th March between 10:30am to 2:30pm.

If you are aged between 17-to-55-year-olds have a simple cheek swab taken.

Please step forward, there aren’t many Greek Cypriots like Zac Zacharia on the register and for that reason Zac hasn’t found a match so far. If you can’t get there, you can have a kit sent to your home. It’s so easy and takes next to no time. This simple swab could save Zac’s life.

There is nothing to fear, it is just a cheek swab, so nothing too intrusive. After two years of lateral flows and PCRs, a gentle cheek swab is nothing to worry about.

“Back in August 2021 we were shocked to learn that one of our Community Members Zac Zacharia was rushed to hospital after falling unwell. After extensive tests Zac was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Zac urgently needs a blood stem cell transplant to save his life.” (Source: St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, Kingston upon Thames)

St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, Borough Road, Kingston, KT2 6BD.

If you can, please do your part to help.

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Top 40 Songs. The definitive chart rundown this month February 2022.

This month’s biggest, most in demand hit songs.

Hear new music first and exclusives before anyone else only on London Greek Radio, the UK’s official Greek music FM station.

1 Konstantinos Argiros – Tipota Esi
2 Anastasia – Amarties [NEW]
3 Ilias Vrettos – Kala Pige Auto
4 Panos Kiamos – Na Tragoudo Pos S’ Agapao
5 Eirini Papadopoulou feat. Nikos Koklonis – Leei Leei Leei
6 Giorgos Lianos – Kathe Mas Stigmi Mia Giorti
7 Giorgos Giannias, Giorgos Papadopoulos – Vale Fotia
8 Peggy Zina – Psyhi Tis Agapis [NEW]
9 Kaiti Garbi – Ama Fygo
10 Giorgos Sabanis – Ase Me Na Se Prosecho [NEW]

11 Christos Menidiatis – Erotevmenos Mazi Sou [NEW]
12 Ilias Kampakakis – Ola Einai Sto Mialo
13 Giorgos Livanis – Osa Eho Zise [NEW]
14 Petros Iakovidis – Asto [Radio Edit]
15 Christos Santikai – Ena Tilefono [NEW]
16 Nikos Makropoulos – Eho Erota Mazi Sou Megalo [NEW]
17 Anastasios Rammos – Alitia
18 Christos Dantis – As Pan Stin Eyhi Ta Palia [NEW]
19 Despina Vandi – Pou Les [NEW]
20 Christos Mastoras – An

21 Giorgos Kakosaios – Poia Einai Afti
22 Anna Vissi, Bampis Stokas – Ki Omos Den Teleionei
23 Eleonora Zouganeli – Petaxa [NEW]
24 Andromachi – Vasano Mou
25 Konstantinos Argiros – Molis Htes
26 Nikos Vertis – Pou Na Gynas [NEW]
27 Christina Salti – To S’ Agapo
28 Sarbel – Mou Xeis Parei To Mialo
29 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Kommena Ta Prepei
30 Antonis Remos – Ola Gia Sena [NEW]

31 Dimitris Basis – Kathe Mera
32 Paola – Kardia Alitissa
33 Natasa Theodoridou – Yparho Gia Sena
34 Nikos Vertis – S’ Agapao
35 Kaiti Garbi, Dionysis Schoinas – Atoflio Chrysafi
36 Stelios Legakis – Poios
37 Stavento Feat. Ivi Adamou – Gia Sena
38 Lazaros Kontozis – To Adynato Tha Kano Dynato [NEW]
39 Christos Cholidis – Agapi Tha Pei
40 Konstantinos Christoforou – S’ Ena Tetarto (LGR ident)

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Eurovision excitement has already started with Greece announcing this year’s Eurovision act.

Greek TV bosses have confirmed that Amanda Tenfjord – real name Amanda Georgiadis – will be representing their nation.

This year, the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Turin, at PalaOlimpico, in May.

The 25-year-old, who is studying to be a doctor, is a half Greek and half Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Ioannina, Greece. She was raised in Norway.

Her Eurovision song is described as a strong, melodic and modern ballad with emotional overtones which cut deep. It’s a break-up song about a genuine relationship that’s expected to tear at the heart-strings.

Amanda has co-written the song with fellow Norwegian producer and songwriter, Bjørn Helge Gammelsæterx. Her vocal has a latent self-doubt, fragile vulnerability, which works well with such emotional songs. This, coupled with the slow-introspective song-style, seems to suit Amanda.

As a versatile artist, Amanda mixes modern pop, folk, electronic, alternative and ambient moods.

ERT, Greece’s national broadcaster, listened to an estimated 40 songs from 28 artists. The seven-member Greek jurors’ were solely given the task of assessing each of the applicant’s song merits and its potential Eurovision success.

The music experts were Dimitris Papadimitriou, composer, and President of its internal selection, Maria Kozakou, Fotis Apergis, Peter Adam, Giannis Petridis, Konstantinos Bourounis and Leonidas Antonopoulos.

Eurovision jurors whittled down the original entrants to just five short-listed finalists, formally announcing Amanda’s “beautiful” ballad, as the outright favourite, last December.

Amanda beat off the other four finalists in a highly competitive selection, who were, Good Job Nicky (Nikola Varthakouri) – the son of legendary singer Yiannis Parios, Ilias Kozas – lead frontman of Koza Mostra, pop-rock fusion artist Joanna Drigo and Entehno-styled singer Lou Is, or Louiza Sofianopoulou.

The Eurovision song and its song title too will be officially released alongside the music video by director, Kostas Karydas, in the coming weeks.

Amanda’s Eurovision circles confirmed that Fokas Evangelinos, a legendary creative director in Eurovision, will be responsible for the staging concept.

She has already had several television appearances and toured the European festival circuit. In 2017, Amanda was the recipient of a Role Model Award, in the Scandinavian, Nordic By:Larm music festival awards.

Amanda released her debut EP ‘First Impression’ and her most-streamed song on Spotify is ‘Then I Fell In Love’, which has racked up over 1.5 million views. In 2020, Netflix featured her song ‘Troubled Water’, in the series Spinning Out.

Last year’s Greek Eurovision act Stefania earned a Top 10 finish with a Dimitris Kontopoulos and Arcade production, ‘Last Dance’.

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Turin at PalaOlimpico and spans two mid-week Semi-Finals and a Final on Saturday 14th May 2022.

Greece competes in the first Semi-Final, on Tuesday 10th May, with only 10 acts advancing on the night.

Make sure you regularly return to to hear all the latest Eurovision news and by tuning into London Greek Radio on FM, on digital, via the LGR App and Smart Speaker, ‘Play London Greek Radio’.

Article written by Tony Neophytou