and his Global Greeks for Greece Dream Team would be food-based...
John Psathas took time out from his very busy schedule to take part in our
20 Question Time... Global Greek Style
One of our very talented and accomplished Global Greek Ambassadors in the World
Celebrated Athens 2004 Olympic composer, Professor of Music,
New Zealand's busiest composer.
John is in Greece at the moment to catch up with his family, take part in the Evmelia International Music Festival in Volos, and record at Athens' Sierra Studios for the Greek and Armenian Genocide 100 year commemorations.
A love of life.
As a composer in New Zealand, my Hellenism pushed me beyond the more restrained Anglo-Saxon approach to music making and gave me the confidence to create more intense, hot-blooded music. This intensity, more than anything else, has underpinned my international career.
Know-it-all’s who don’t stop talking
The front porch of my parents house in Michaniona (photo below)
Mana Mou Ellas (as sung by George Dalaras on the Xarhakos album the “Live at the Pallas”)
My mother, who else?
Zorba the Greek
Easter with my family in Michaniona
Opening ceremony of Athens2004
‘The New Zeibekiko’ concert in Auckland 2011
(where 2500 New Zealanders were stomping for more encores from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Manos Achalinotopoulos and Petros Kourtis)
I would be speechless, unable to put my thoughts and feelings into words…………..
- Reduce Inequality
- Eliminate corruption
- Motivate the Greeks that are leaving in a new diaspora to want to stay and make Greece a better place for their descendants
Organized recordings at Sierra studios with musicians listed above. These new recordings will be combined with video and shared worldwide to commemorate (in 2015) Genocides of 100 years ago, including our own and Armenia’s.
It would be food-based;
the best Greeks-of-the-kitchen (maker of the best moussaka, best stifatho, baklava, trigonakia, melitzanosalata…..
(this list is very long, should I continue….?)
Create a picture of YOUR Greece … what would you put in it?
A modern society based on the best of what we have in us as Greeks;
John’s Music Videos on You Tube
At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!