Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Καλά Χριστούγεννα - Καλή Χρονιά! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Από το δικό μας σπίτι στο δικό σας
ταξιδεύει το παραδοσιακό και Ελληνικότατο καραβάκι, στολισμένο και φορτωμένο με ελπίδα και αγάπη για να ευχηθούμε σε όλους  
Καλά Χριστούγεννα & Καλή Χρονιά!

Να κάνουμε το 2014 τη χρονιά της Ανάπτυξης, 
τη χρονιά που θα αρχίσει η αλλαγή προς το καλύτερο για την Ελλάδα μας!

Ας αρχίσουμε από σήμερα:
Φέτος στις γιορτές, επιμένουμε Ελληνικά! 
  
Greece's traditional Christmas symbol,
a boat loaded with love and hope, is on its way from our house to yours,
wishing  everyone in our Global Greek World 
 a very Merry Christmas and a 
Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Successful New Year!

Let's make 2014 the year of Growth, the year that things will begin to change for the better as we continue to strive for the best for our beautiful Greece!  

Let's start today:
Let's all Buy GREEK for Christmas this Year! 

Χρόνια Πολλά και Καλά!

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2013 All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

World Tourism Day 2013 Greek Photo Competition: And the Winners are...

1st prize 
Dimitris Asf (Greece)
Beautiful Oia, Santorini,  Greece 



 2nd prize
Uschi Niemann (Greece via Germany)
Cute Cookie  from  the Corfu Donkey Rescue

3rd prize
Rebecca Elia (USA)
The  Magnificent Parthenon and Plaka from Monastiraki

 4th Prize

Piotr Leydo (Poland)
Amazing Amorgos, Greece  from the air

Congratulations to our prizewinners Dimitri, Uschi, Rebecca and Piotr!  


The Prizes

1st Prize

Dimitri wins a very beautiful Greek inspired print of his choice from the workshop of Georgia Pistolis,  one of our very talented Global Greek artists, who lives and works in South Carolina in the USA but whose gorgeous artwork is largely inspired by her homeland- and ours - Greece!   

Dimitri gets to choose one of the four prints shown below:

Art by Georgia 
You too can purchase one of Georgia's wonderful Greek themed artworks by clicking here

2nd Prize 
Uschi wins a beautiful piece of sterling silver 925 with authentic 'good luck eye" glass bead (mati) for herself or her pet from The Lovepaw Collection in the USA
 
Apollo from the Zeus Collection


Designed by one of our Global Greeks, and expertly Made in Greece by one of Greece's fine silversmiths , this beautiful piece of jewellery has been donated by Olympia Zacharakis of Miami, creator and founder of The Lovepaw Company, specialising in fine pieces for pets and/or their owners!

Olympia's Lovepaw Company photos can be found on Facebook  while her website  is being upgraded


3rd Prize

Rebecca  wins a one year subscription to  Odyssey, the World of Greece Magazine so she can keep current with what goes on in our Global Greek World when she is not visiting. 

Founded by dynamic Global Greek Gregory A Maniatis, and with a readership of over 60,000 in 35 countries Odyssey is one of the best of its kind - a bimonthly, independent magazine about Greece and Greeks around the world. Odyssey reports on the spectrum of the Greek experience-culture, politics, society,and business in Greece as well as issues of interest to diaspora Greeks and Philhellenes.

In addition to interviews, photo essays, travel stories, and commentaries, Odyssey also publishes annual guides to hotels, restaurants,summer events, and courses in Greece or in Greek Studies. It is sold at selected kiosks in Greece and elsewhere as well as through subscription.
 
Click here to read more about Odyssey - the World of Greece Magazine

4th Prize

Piotr wins a copy of Nikos Petousis' fascinating biography
 From Athens to Papakura 
which tells the story of a Greek boy, Nikos Petousis, born in 1936 in Athens, Greece, who having lived through both WW2 and the Greek Civil War in his hometown, decided to seek sponsorship from a New Zealander whom his family had helped during the war.  

Nikos carved a successful career for himself in Auckland. When he retired he accepted the position of Honorary Consul for Greece and works hard, continuing to enhance the already strong relationship between the two countries.

One of the events that Nikos recalls with pride, is the farewell to the New Zealand Olympians before the team set off for the Greek Olympic Games in 2004, an event we are happy to have supported from our position on the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.

For all those interested, you can purchase your own copy of Nikos' great biography from Amazon


THANK YOU, ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟYΜΕ, 
to 
Georgia, Olympia, Nikos and  Odyssey, The World of Greece Magazine 
for their generosity in donating these wonderful prizes for our winners
and
a very big 
THANK YOU - ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟYΜΕ
to all those who entered their photos 


and made this competition come alive with...Greece 
and their love for Greece! 
Greece is Greece's No 1 product.
It deserves to take its rightful place in the world...
right at the top! 

Now sit back and enjoy our video of all the stunning photos!





At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!
 © GlobalGreekWorld 2013 All Rights Reserved

Monday, December 2, 2013

Maria Callas: Google Honours and Pays Tribute to La Divina


Power, Passion, Talent and Greatness...
Maria Callas on the stage of La Scala di Milano
Google's tribute to this legendary woman and performer,
  90 years after her birth 

With one of their most elegant and eloquent Google Doodles ever, 
Google honours one of Greece's legendary and proud Global Greeks, 
- the Tigress, the Legend, the Diva of Divas -
the one and only


At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Buy GREEK for Christmas Campaign 2013! Φέτος στις Γιορτές, Επιμένω ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ! Στηρίζω την Ελλάδα!


Welcome to the 3rd year of our annual Buy GREEK for Christmas Campaign on Facebook! 

One of our traditional sayings goes 'If you don't praise your home it will fall on your head...' what else is Greece but our collective home and one of the most beautiful in the world? 

By Buying GREEK wherever in the world you are over the holidays...you are actively adding your support and solidarity to the efforts of the people in this beautiful country to start the economic recovery process from the grass roots level, by helping sustain Greek jobs and businesses. Every little bit helps! 

Being part of our campaign does not imply that you need to be anywhere on any particular date... all it means is that you too are going to buy or maybe make something Greek - kourambiedes, taramosalata, olives, feta, yoghurt, a piece of chocolate, eat at a Greek restaurant, download a Greek song, buy a book, a theatre ticket, a DVD or CD, buy a bottle of Greek wine, olive oil or ouzo, visit a Museum, or an on-line Museum Shop, book your holiday in Greece, take the Metro to Monastiraki and have a souvlaki or catch a ferryboat to one of Greece's beautiful islands.

If you or your company gives corporate or client gifts, include some of Greece's great wines, cheeses, nuts, olive oil, fragranced soaps or unique handmade silver items.

Even if you cannot buy something GREEK, you can still support our campaign!
Just click on the link, join and share, share, share - tell your friends, tell the world, that you are proud to be one of those who support Greece - proud to be part of the Buy GREEK movement! 

Like our Buy Greek page, join and share our event and you go into the draw for one of the great prizes to be drawn on 8 January, 2014, when our event ends! Use the hashtag 
#BuyGREEK4Xmas to make sure we see it.

If you are a business in Greece or abroad with Greek products or services, a writer, a museum etc and would like to offer a prize for the draw, tell us! All donations to our #BuyGREEK4Xmas event will get mentioned on the event wall, on our pages, and on this site in a special wrap-up post. Email, message us or write on the event wall!

Let's go! Let's show our solidarity with Greece! 
Στηρίζουμε Ελλάδα! Φέτος στις Γιορτές Επιμένω ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ!

Αν δεν παινέψεις το σπίτι σου, θα πέσει να σε πλακώσει... Η Ελλάδα δεν είναι παρά το συλλογικό μας σπίτι και ένα από τα πιο όμορφα του κόσμου!

Φέτος για 3η χρονιά συνεχίζουμε την καθιερωμένη - με την δική σας βοήθεια βεβαίως - εκστρατεία μας, Buy GREEK for Christmas - Φέτος στις Γιορτές Επιμένω ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ!

Δεν χρειάζετε να είμαστε κάπου συγκεκριμένα, η συμμετοχή είναι απλή... δίνουμε το παρών και λέμε ΝΑΙ στα Ελληνικά προϊόντα!

Πολλά μπορείτε να κάνετε.

Αγοράστε μιά σοκολατίτσα, ένα βιβλίο, ένα CD, ένα σουβλάκι, επίσκεφτείτε κάποιο από τα καταπληκτικά μουσεία της Ελλάδας. Εάν δίνετε επιχειρηματικά δώρα διαλέξτε από τα καλύτερα της Ελλάδας, Ελληνικο κρασί και ελαιόλαδο, χειροποίητα Ελληνικά γούρια σε ασήμι... πολλά μπορείτε να βρείτε.

Μοιραστείτε την εκστρατεία μας με τους φίλους σας.

Στηρίζουμε τα Ελληνικά προΐόντα για να διατηρήθούν θέσεις εργασίας και να στηρίξουμε την οικονομία της Ελλάδας.

Πείτε στους φίλους και γνωστούς ότι αγοράζοντας Ελληνικά, στηρίζουμε όλοι την Ελλάδα μας και τους δικούς μας ανθρώπους - ΣΤΗΝ ΠΡΑΞΗ! 

Κάντε Like στην σελίδα του Buy Greek , μοιραστείτε την εκστρατεία μας και μπείτε στην κλήρωση για ένα από τα δώρα που θα κληρωθούν στις 8 Ιανουαρίου, 2014, στη λήξη της εκστρατείας μας. Μοιραστείτε με το hashtag  #BuyGREEK4Xmas για να το δούμε!

Εάν είστε Ελληνική επιχείρηση, προσφέρετε Ελληνικά προϊόντα ή υπηρεσίες στην Ελλάδα ή στο εξωτερικό, και θα θέλατε να μας προσφέρετε ένα δώρο για την κλήρωση, παρακαλούμε ενημερώστε μας.

Εμείς θα ανταποδώσουμε και θα σας ευχαριστήσουμε δημοσίως στις σελίδες μας και στην ιστοσελίδα μας! 
 
Πάμε! Αγαπάμε την Ελλάδα και το δείχνουμε! ΕΣΕIΣ?

Support Greece - Buy GREEK for Christmas this year! Στηρίζω την Ελλάδα! Φέτος στις Γιορτές Επιμένω ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ! 

Make Buy GREEK a way of life! Make it part of YOUR life!



At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2013 All Rights Reserved

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Promoting Beautiful Greece: World Tourism Day 2013 Greek Photo Competition Now Ending 23rd November 2013



 
Stunning, superb, beautiful Greece...
Our collage of the wonderful photographs received this year

Over 200 absolutely stunning photos of Greece were entered and of course we put them to music, just as we did last year - the only difference is that this year we couldn't decide so we created two versions which are equally beautiful.

The first version is set to Con te Partiro/ Pote Xana by our Global Greek of the Year 2012 Mario Frangoulis singing with Yiorgos Dalaras




The second version is set to the set to the haunting and nostalgic melody of Tzivaeri by Eleftheria Arvanitaki - a beautiful traditional song which talks about nostos and those who left Greece for a better life in the 'ksenitia' - the foreign land ..


We've posted all the photos in the album World Tourism Day 2013 Greek Photo Competition, so please click here and vote with a 'like' for the one(s)you like.

The picture with the greatest number of likes wins a very 'Greek' prize and he/she is not the only one to win... so please get liking!

We think these stunning photos deserve your vote!

Although due to close on 17th November, we have extended the voting period so that more people can see these magnificent photos and vote! There are so many amazing photos that deserve more than the 1, 2, 3 or 4 votes that they have received so far!
Voting will now end on Saturday 23rd November, 2013.





Good luck to all ! 
Καλή Επιτυχία σε όλους!


At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
© GlobalGreekWorld 2013 All Rights Reserved

Friday, November 1, 2013

Photo of the Day: Kalo Mina with Sunshine, Blue Skies and 27C in Greece, Beautiful Greece!



The weather forecast says...
 Sunshine, Blue skies and 27 C
  
It's the 1st of November today, and in Greece the sun is shining, the sky is blue and we're still wearing our summer clothes. 
While much of Europe has been plagued by bad weather and low temperatures, in Greece we are having record sunshine and good weather.
In Attica especially, we haven't had to worry about heating bills since April....
Paradise?
Sure is! 
 
Greece, beautiful Greece!

The sea is warm and people are still swimming, although many beach side shops have boarded up for the 'winter' so it is hard to get anything more than a frappe... 

  This was our last Frappe at the beach ...

but there are one or two tavernas open throughout the year so we had to have lunch by the sea after our last swim for 2013!
 
Kalo Mina... 
and
Xronia Polla 
to all those celebrating namedays today,  ton Aghion Anargyron.
Anargyros is the singular of anargyroi and in the Orthodox Church refers to one of thirteen saints who were mainly physicians and were said to have assisted the suffering and the needy without accepting payment...
(An = without, Argyros = silver
, Anargyros = without silver)


At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Photo of the Day: Rememering Those who Fought so WE can be Free...to Live, to Dream...




 Food for thought as we remember and honour those who died so WE can befree, to live, to dream, to love, to have the right to speak...

Remembering OXI Day... 
the day Greece said NO to fascism

Lest WE Forget...

(If anyone knows the origin of this photo please let us know so we can credit, it came to us via email, and we considered it fitted in beautifully with the World Tourism day 2013 Greek Photo Competition we are running on Facebook)


Lest WE Forget... 

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Do You Recognise This Child? Please Share and Help Find Maria's Birth Parents


 Do You Recognise This Child?
Click on the poster for details

In a very positive and encouraging move in the fight against trafficking and kidnapping of babies and young children, Greek Police have launched an investigation to help find the birth parents of a blonde haired, blue (green) eyed child known as 'Maria' and discovered in a Roma camp near Farsala in Greece.

Called into the camp to investigate possible criminal activities by the inhabitants of the camp, the public prosecutor accompanying the police noticed the very distinctive lack of resemblance between the young girl and her parents.

Upon further investigation the police found major discrepancies in the explanations given and documents presented by the parents,  a Roma couple who was found to have registered a different number of children in different family registers ( oikogeneiaki merida) in different regions of Greece. Because of this, it appears that the woman was registered as having given birth to six children over a period of 10 months and collected the respective child benefit payments!

DNA tests have shown that there is no biological link between 'Maria' and her 'parents' and the little girl has been placed temporarily in the care of The Hamogelo tou Paidiou, an organisation which has done wonders for the protection of young children in Greece. The couple has been arrested and charged with abducting a minor.

Maria's colouring and characteristics lead the police to believe that the parents could be North European or Scandinavian  and have released this photo and several others of the 4 year old. 

Interpol has been drawn into the case with the Greek police supplying DNA details and all the information they have on the child, who is in good health according to Hamogelo tou Paidiou director and founder, Kostas Yiannopoulos, who also stated that she was confused and bewildered by the events of the last few days.

We can all help by sharing these photos in the hope that someone recognises some of Maria's characteristics and can help identify her. 

Couples who may have 'lost' a child at birth, or in any other way at around the same time might also be able to help in the investigations and return a bewildered and understandably confused little girl to her real parents.

We certainly hope so.

In Greece, this gorgeous blonde angel and the search for her parents has dominated the country's news, just as it has much of the world's media given that this is the reverse of what usually happens. 

This is especially true in the UK, where the search for Madeleine McCann, the little girl kidnapped on holiday in Portugal, has been given fresh impetus with the analysis of her case on BBC's Crime Watch, and fresh hope for her desperate parents. Gerry and Kate McCann have said they have refreshed hopes for finding Madeleine after the abducted four-year-old girl was found in Greece.

The case of  Ben Needham who was kidnapped at 21 months in 1991, while on holiday with his parents on the island of Kos, has also resurfaced, with the Daily Mail reporting that Ben, who would be 24 today, was reported as sighted in the same Roma camp. 

Ben's mother Kerry has left no stone unturned trying to find Ben, even appearing on Angeliki Nikolouli's Greek TV show for locating missing persons, Fos sto Tounel, in her quest to find her son. 


As she told  ITV

My family and I are extremely delighted at the news that a four-year-old girl has been found in a gypsy camp in Larissa, Greece. We have always believed that Ben's abduction was gypsy-related and have had a long ongoing inquiry in Larissa. We hope that the investigation into Ben's disappearance will now be looked at again.'


 Ben's grandfather,Eddie Needham told ITV's Calendar News: 'We've always been told over the years it's impossible for gypsies to hide a European child, well this proves that it's not.'What I want now is for the British police to contact Larissa police and have those people questioned regarding Ben.'

As local Greek police chief Vasilis Halastis told Greek TV: "We're always searching for lost children. In this case we're searching for the opposite: the biological, natural parents. This is unprecedented." 

Already, several couples whose characteristics appear to match and were told that their infants had 'died' at birth in 2009 yet the bodies mysteriously disappeared from the tiny coffins, have already come forward and supplied samples for DNA matching.

Police are requesting anyone with information about the girl to call
  • the security police in Larisa at +30-2410-683171 and +30-2410-683184-5.  
  • Το Χαμόγελο του Παιδιού», Νάταλι Καρακιουλάφη, 210-3306140, 6936-523039 
  • the European Hotline for Missing Children at 106000, which operates in 22 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the UK

Let's ALL get involved! 

Click on one of our sharing tools and share, share, share...

 Let's share this around the world and help a little girl find her real parents! 



At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

'GREECE IS THE WORD! A Celebration of Greek Culture in London 19 October 2013

 Spread the Word!
 GREECE IS THE WORD! 

If you are in London this weekend this event is a MUST! 
Support Greek Culture, 
Support Greece! 

'I am very proud of Greece is the Word.
 It started as a very small idea,a few  months ago, and now it has grown into this massive event - day - here at the Southbank Centre.
I was really upset at what was happening at the moment in Greece, as a journalist and  as an Arts Journalist specifically. I heard that the Greek book industry was collapsing, that artists, musicians couldn't perform, and I thought I wanted to do something about it...'

 
Rosie Goldmith, Curator/Journalist  



'GREECE IS THE WORD!'

Southbank Centre
Saturday 19 October 2013

The Culture Behind the Crisis: What You Need to Know

Greece Is The Word! is a celebration of modern Greek culture and a cutting-edge, creative response to the Greek crisis. Join historian Bettany Hughes, novelist Victoria Hislop, BBC correspondent Paul Mason and a pantheon of Greek stars for a lively day of debate and performance. Enjoy poetry from inspirational performer Katerina Iliopoulou, comedy from brilliant stand-up Katerina Vrana, top analysis from journalist Maria Margaronis and lyrical literature from Ioanna Karystiani and Alexis Stamatis. Plus fabulous designer Mary Katranzou designs the dresses for some of the stars to wear.

Book for two events for a 15% discount, or book for all three for a 20% discount. All events are in English.

For more info and to book tickets visit:
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/what...

Supported by Arts Council England and the European Commission

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

I Had a Dream....An Evening with Angela... Angela Merkel!

 Last night I had a dream...
I dreamt of Angela... 
Angela Merkel!
Not just an ordinary dream either...


I wasn't somewhere she was, and saw her in passing... 
or in this shop window in Athens when she visited last year...



 nor did I bump into her on the empty streets 
during  her visit through Athens last year

 
I wasn't at the Greece v Germany Football Game


 Not at all!
We were both guests at a social function somewhere I couldn't determine, probably in Athens and I was chatting with her for at least an hour!

What did I say to her? 

Everything that any Greek would like to say to the person whose austerity policies have affected if not destroyed every single Greek household, bringing them to the brink of bankruptcy... to the brink of despair.

 What could I say to the person whose intransigence and adherence to this infamous austerity is especially responsible for the new poverty that has struck Europe.
 
I told it like it was, described the situation on the streets, 
the dire circumstances of 90% of Greece's population and told her that she is entirely on the wrong track! That it would be so much more productive to bring in incentives for employment and development, to free up the money supply to encourage this development and allow Greece to grow. 

That it would be better for Greece but also for Germany!
 
That she needs to give Greece a chance...

That it wasn't just about loans and interest rates. 

That there are people behind the numbers, people who are suffering, suffocating.
 
That two of the main reasons for the rise of the extreme right, a criminal Nazi based party called Golden Dawn, is the newly-imposed poverty and newly acquired misery for the average person 
along with the lack of hope in the future for a younger generation that is highly qualified but cannot find a job to suit those qualifications in Greece. 
 
What was particularly pleasing was that she agreed with me and promised she would make sure things changed now that she was re-elected.

I woke up feeling elated and that I had done something for Greece, my homeland, and the rest of Europe!

What a wonderful feeling and no mean achievement! 

Alas for Greece however, it was just a dream... 
some would say a nightmare!

For a moment there though, I felt on top of the world! 

Prophetic? Wishful thinking? Who knows...

To all the dream analysts out there ...

I would love to see how you interpret this! 




At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!
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Crete Shaken by a Major Earthquake of 6.4 Richter on Saturday 12 October




Seismic Activity Map of Crete and Greece
The red and green dots
indicate where today's earthquakes occurred.

A major earthquake struck Crete yesterday afternoon at 4.11 pm, 64 kilometres West of Chania, and about 30 kilometres West of Platanos, near Gramvousa, one of the most beautiful areas of western Crete.  In the sea, between Crete and Antikythera, its effects could be felt all over Crete. The earthquake was also felt in many parts of the country, including Athens.
 

Thankfully no casualties have been reported so far, although some structural damage, especially to older properties, has been sighted and reported.

Building checks are underway and all schools will be inspected prior to children being allowed to enter.  


The Samaria Gorge National Park has also been closed for 24 hours as a precautionary measure. 

See what one closed circuit television camera in a supermarket captured during the earthquake in the video below.


 You can follow what's happening in Greece earthquake-wise, on a real time basis at EarthquakeNet  and  Seismos.

You can also keep up with what's happening in Chania, with the Chaniotika Nea.

There have been many aftershocks... let's hope this was the big one!

Our thoughts are with all our friends in Crete.  



At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

When the Gods Rejoice: A Concert honouring the Hellenes of the World Tonight at the Herodeion



Tonight at 9.00 pm at the Theatre of Herodes Atticus instead of its usual Makrinisia in Olympia in August, Hellenes of the World will be hosting a concert honouring Global Greek artists and musicians with a special tribute to our wonderful Mikis Theodorakis

 ΗΡΩΔΕΙΟ 28 ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ, ΩΡΑ 9:00μμ

ΥΠΕΡ ΤΗΣ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΑΣ ΓΛΥΠΤΟΥ ΑΓΑΛΜΑΤΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΣΜΟ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΑΣΠΟΡΑΣ ΣΤΑ ΜΑΚΡΙΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΣ

ΣΥΜΜΕΤΕΧΟΥΝ ΣΗΜΑΝΤΙΚΟΙ ΣΥΝΘΕΤΕΣ, ΠΟΙΗΤΕΣ, ΖΩΓΡΑΦΟΙ, ΕΡΜΗΝΕΥΤΕΣ, ΗΘΟΠΟΙΟΙ

ΕΙΔΙΚΟ ΑΦΙΕΡΩΜΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΜΙΚΗ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΑΚΗ, ΜΕ ΤΗ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΟΧΗ ΤΗΣ ΛΑΪΚΗΣ ΟΡΧΗΣΤΡΑΣ ΜΙΚΗΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΑΚΗΣ  


Εδώ και 23 χρόνια ο απόδημος ελληνισμός γιορτάζει στο ξωκλήσι της ξενιτιάς στον Αη Γιάννη στα Μακρίσια της Ολυμπίας στις αρχές Αυγούστου. 

Φέτος η Γιορτή του Απόδημου Ελληνισμού που αποτελεί θεσμό μεταφέρεται και στο Ηρώδειο με μία συναυλία, που πραγματοποιείται στις 28 Σεπτεμβρίου και είναι αφιερωμένηστους μεγάλους Έλληνες που λάμπρυναν με την παρουσία και το έργο τους τη χώραμας στο εξωτερικό. Η εκδήλωση τελεί υπό την Αιγίδα των Υπουργείων Πολιτισμού και Εξωτερικών και είναι αφιερωμένη στους «Έλληνες του Κόσμου»: ΘόδωροΑγγελόπουλο, Οδυσσέα Ελύτη, Κωνσταντίνο Καβάφη, Νίκο Καζαντζάκη, Μιχάλη Κακογιάννη, Μαρία Κάλλας, Ιάκωβο Καμπανέλη, Μελίνα Μερκούρη, Γιάννη Ρίτσο, Γιώργο Σεφέρη, Διονύσιο Σολωμό, αλλά και στους ΒασίληΒασιλικό, Κώστα Γαβρά, Νάνα Μούσχουρη, Βαγγέλη Παπαθανασίου κ.ά. 

Η συναυλία περιλαμβάνει ειδικό, πιο εκτενές αφιέρωμα στον Μίκη Θεοδωράκη, ο οποίος στήριξε με το έργο του και την παρουσία του τη γιορτή του ΑπόδημουΕλληνισμού στην Ολυμπία όλα τα χρόνια της διοργάνωσης της. Τα τραγούδια τουαφιερώματος θα ερμηνεύσει η Λαϊκή Ορχήστρα Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, η οποία θα αφιερώσει το τραγούδι του συνθέτη «Το γελαστό παιδί» στη μνήμη του Παύλου Φύσσα. 

Τον Μίκη Θεοδωράκη, ο οποίος έχει προσκληθεί για να δώσει το παρόν, θα τιμήσουν στην συναυλία οι Έλληνες της διασποράς.  

Το κορυφαίο αυτό πολιτιστικό γεγονός διοργανώνεται για τη δημιουργία, στα Μακρίσια της Ολυμπίας, γλυπτού αγάλματος για τον Ελληνισμό της Διασποράς που φιλοτέχνησε ο κορυφαίος γλύπτης Θόδωρος Παπαγιάννης. Την καλλιτεχνική επιμέλεια της βραδιάς και την παρουσίαση του προγράμματος έχει ο στιχουργός Γιάννης Τζουανόπουλος, εμπνευστής της γιορτής του Απόδημου Ελληνισμού στα Μακρίσια.

Στη συναυλία λαμβάνουν μέρος η Ορχήστρα Ελληνικής Μουσικής «Έμμετρον»,  με μουσική επιμέλεια του Μανώλη Γεωργοστάθη. Οι τραγουδιστές: Γεράσιμος Ανδρεάτος, Αρλέτα, Μελίνα Ασλανίδου, Πέτρος Γαϊτάνος, Βασίλης Γισδάκης, Φωτεινή Δάρρα, Κώστας Καράλης, Βασιλική Καρακώστα, Βασίλης Λέκκας, ΛαυρέντηςΜαχαιρίτσας, Δημήτρης Μπάσης, Μιχάλης Τζουγανάκης, Δημήτρης Ψαριανός.   

Επίσης οι συνθέτες Μανώλης Καραντίνης, Δημήτρης Παπαδημητρίου, Βασίλης Σαλέας, ΓιάννηςΣπανός, Σάκης Τσιλίκης. Οιηθοποιοί Ζέτα Δούκα, Σταύρος Ζαλμάς, ΕύαΚοταμανίδου, Όθωνας Μεταξάς, Άννα Φόνσου. 

Η Χορωδία ΟΣΕ με μαέστρο τον Αιμίλιο Γιαννακόπουλο και επίτιμο μαέστρο την Τερψιχόρη Παπαστεφάνου και η Μικτή Χορωδία Πύργου με μαέστρο τον Θεόδωρο Παναγόπουλο. 

Ποιήματα τους απαγγέλουν οι ποιητές μας: Τίτος Πατρίκιος, Κατερίνα Αγγελάκη - Ρουκ και Γιώργος Μαρκόπουλος. Έργα τους πουλειτουργούν ως σκηνικό της μουσικής παράστασης έδωσαν οι ζωγράφοι: Δημήτρης Μυταράς, Χρίστος Καράς, ΓιώργοςΣταθόπουλος και Δημήτρης Κούκος.

«Είναι σημαντικό που συγκεντρώνεταιτόσος κόσμος κάθε χρόνο σ ένα τόσο όμορφο μέρος και φεύγει το μήνυμα τουελληνικού πολιτισμού και φτάνει στους απόδημους έλληνες σε όλη τη γη», έχει δηλώσει ο Μίκης Θεοδωράκης για την γιορτή του Απόδημου Ελληνισμού στην Ολυμπία και συνεχίζει:  «Νοιώθωκι εγώ απόδημος κατά κάποιο τρόπο γιατί έχω ζήσει αρκετά χρόνια στο εξωτερικό. Η ποιότητα των εκδηλώσεων στο ξωκλήσι της ξενιτειάς όλα αυτά τα χρόνια δείχνειότι το ελληνικό πνεύμα ακόμα ζει. Ο Γιάννης Τζουανόπουλος ακούραστος καιδημιουργικός κατάφερε να συγκεντρώσει σ αυτές τις εκδηλώσεις τους κορυφαίουςτου ελληνικού πολιτισμού και τον τιμά αυτή του η πρωτοβουλία, όπως τιμά την περιοχή και την Ελλάδα ολόκληρη»

Να τονίσουμε, τέλος, ότι εδώ και 23 χρόνια, αδιάλειπτα,  «Οι Φίλοι του Αη Γιάννη» - «Το ξωκλήσι της ξενιτιάς», διοργανώνουν υπό την Αιγίδα των Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών, Πολιτισμού,της Διακομματικής Επιτροπής της Βουλής για τον Απόδημο Ελληνισμό, τουΣυμβουλίου Απόδημου Ελληνισμού (ΣΑΕ) και της ΕΡΑ, τη «Γιορτή του Απόδημου Ελληνισμού» στο ξωκλήσι της ξενιτιάς τον Αη Γιάννη στα Μακρίσια της Ολυμπίας στις Αρχές Αυγούστου.

Πρόκειται για τη κορυφαία γιορτή – θεσμό του Απόδημου Ελληνισμού όπου οι Έλληνες της διασποράς συναντούν την πατρίδα μέσααπό την Τέχνη και τον Πολιτισμό. Τίμησαν με την παρουσία τους και τιμήθηκαν απότους Έλληνες της διασποράς οι μεγάλες μορφές του Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού, όπωςΜίκης Θεοδωράκης, Ιάκωβος Καμπανέλης, Αντώνης Σαμαράκης, Κώστας Γαβράς, ΖυλΝτασέν, Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης, Δημήτρης Μυταράς, Γρηγόρης Μπιθικώτσης και άλλοι. Ησυναυλία στο Ηρώδειο στις 28 Σεπτεμβρίου είναι απόλυτα συνδεδεμένη με τη μεγάλη γιορτή του απόδημου ελληνισμού.

Ώρα έναρξης συναυλίας: 9.00 μ.μ.

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Προπώληση:
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Promoting Beautiful Greece: World Tourism Day 2013 Greek Photo Competition

World Tourism Day 2013 Greek Photo Competition Album Cover


September 27 is known as World Tourism Day, and as always is a great opportunity to promote our beautiful Greece - the Ultimate Tourist Destination

Here at Global Greek World it is the day we launch our Greek Photo Competition for 2013 on our Global Greek World Facebook Page to showcase this magnificent country of ours.

We've set up the album, now it is over to YOU!   Check it out here

The rules are simple:

Anyone can enter! All it takes is a photo that you have taken yourself, anytime, anywhere in Greece that we can add to it so that people can vote.

Send us the photo(s) you would like to enter in the competition either by emailing us directly or by clicking on our Facebook Page and sending it to us via our Facebook Message facility.

You can vote for the picture(s) you like...with a 'like'.

The picture with the greatest number of 'Likes' when the competition closes wins....

PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED....



 Well, we're working on giving away some great prizes to the winners this year, so stay tuned. If you would like to sponsor a prize please contact us.

In the meantime...  Good luck! Καλή Επιτυχία!


World Tourism Day 2012 Greek Photo Competition Winners Certificates


With over 70 stunning photos received, last year's competition was very successful indeed!  You can check them out here World Tourism Day 2012 Greek Photo Competition, or in the short video of all the entries on the sidebar!




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