Princeton’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies Presents Greek Rock Sounds, Sept. 29

PRINCETON, NJ – Building upon last year’s successful event with Sounds of Cyprus, musicians from the Princeton Hellenic Studies community will collaborate on Greek Rock Sounds, a concert performance with PANEL, Peter Douskalis, Music Director, and Elena Chris, Artistic Director, Friday, September 29, 7-9 PM, at the Frist Campus Center Theatre 301.

Greek Rock Sounds takes listeners on a journey through the evolution of Greek rock music and its cross-cultural influences including blues, jazz, Latin, and reggae.

As each era and subgenre of Greek rock unfolds, the song selections demonstrate the profound impact of globalization and multilingual cultural exchange inherent in rock ‘n roll. The adaptation and combination of styles, including folk melodies and rhythms, results in a rich musical culture experience.

PANEL is the emergence of the collaborative musicianship of Peter Douskalis and Elena Chris, and is a project that blends together their passions in American music, Greek music, original music, Sounds of Cyprus, and education programs.

The concert takes form as a multimodal lecture and performance presentation.


Elena Chris, voice, Artistic Director

Peter Douskalis, guitar, Music Director and orchestrator

Dominic Frigo, bass

Kasey Blezinger, drums and percussion

Princeton Musicians:

Simeon Brown GS, guitar and percussion

Jacob Neis GS, clarinet

Karolina Rokka ’27, voice

Nikitas Tampakis ’14, viola

The event is free and open to the public.

Registration for all attendees is required either at the door or in advance, online:

Parking information is avialbe online: Lots 10 and 13 on William Street are recommended

Attendees: Note that Washington Road is closed between Route 1 and Faculty Road. Follow detours on Alexander Road or Harrison Street.

The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council, the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Music and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

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