The Australian story of Mikis Theodorakis' legendary song Zorba
Mikis Theodorakis, considered by many of his country people to be the greatest Greek composer in history, died on September 2nd at his home in Athens at the age of 96. As the country mourned his passing he was remembered as a patriot and a person whose music touched generations of people in Greece and internationally. While Theodorakis is probably best known for his film scores composed for Zorba the Greek, Z, and Serpico, he also revived interest in Greek traditional music and wrote classical compositions. His musical output is estimated at over one thousand compositions.
There is also an Australian story about Theodorakis' song Zorba. Andonis Piperoglou is a cultural historian and adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Centre for Cultural and Social Research. He joins Judith on Communication Mixdown to discuss his article published in The Conversation on September 7th, Politics, flashmobs, Yolngu dancers: the Australian story of Mikis Theodorakis' legendary song Zorba.
Zorba the Greek Yolngu style; Chooky dancers now Djuki Mala
Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong, Carly Dober and Judith Peppard