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December 2022

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My Rembetika Blues

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall, 314, UCLA + Google Map

Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Mary Zournazi. My Rembetika Blues is a film about the power of music and what makes us human. Rembetika music or the Greek blues is a music of the streets and a music of refugees. The film explores the heart and soul of Rembetika music through peoples’ stories of love, loss and belonging. Rembetika developed its roots from migrant experience. Mary Zournazi’s grandmother was one of the 1.2 million refugees who fled the Smyrna…

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January 2023

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Polymnia

January 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MacGowan Little Theater, UCLA, 1167 MacGowan Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Polymnia, a chamber opera in one act composed by innovative young artist Theodosia Roussos, is the culminating event of a year of activities related to a conflict that resulted in large-scale forced migration across national, regional, and even continental borders. Using preserved family documents and oral interviews, the opera reveals the story of Polymnia Athanasiades through the evocative voices of her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter, the composer and librettist of the work. Personal documents are supplemented by works ascribed to…

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February 2023

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Themistoklis Aravossitas, “Greek Language Education in North America: New Directions and Challenges” on International Greek Language Day”

February 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
by Zoom,

In celebration of International Greek Language Day, Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas (University of Toronto) will offer a lecture on teaching the Greek language in North American diaspora contexts. Stay tuned for further details! Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek language and culture at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Athens, Greece, an MA, and a PhD…

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