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Photo Tour 2018

On March 10, 2018, the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia hosted its fourth annual Photo Tour, titled, “Photo Tour 2018, A Musical Odyssey – The Heritage of Greek Music in Philadelphia.” The event was held at the Philadelphia History Museum and the two and half hour program had certainly made a huge impression on the more than 300 attendees and guests.

The multimedia exhibit, spanning 100 years, featured Greek musicians and bands from the area. It traced the roots of Greek music back to the beginning when Greek immigrants first arrived in the city creating Greektown. Over thirty bands and musicians were featured, along with a display of family-owned heirloomed instruments. A short film captured the history of Greek music in the area and featured the local bars and clubs in Greektown, and the link to the early recordings of rebetika music at RCA/Victor records in Camden, NJ.

The general public photo submissions and a map showing the many places where Greek music was performed, rounded out the exhibit.


Read also on Cosmos Philly:
Photo Tour 2018 Captivates Philadelphia Greeks


Although the event is now closed to the public, the GAHSP encourages those interested in this, or any previous “Photo Tours,” to continue to submit their photographs and other materials to the digital library that GAHSP continues to build. Your photographs will contribute to build and define our community while showing how the Greeks of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley, have contributed to the making of America.


Greek Musical Odyssey – The Soundtrack to our Lives


Music Halls / Places / Bouzoukia

Places where Greek music was performed
  1. Little Pete’s (Bouzoukia) • Philadelphia, PA
  2. Dionysos Restaurant (Bouzoukia) • 2nd and South Streets, Philadelphia, PA
  3. Athens West (Bouzoukia) • Terminal Square, Upper Darby, PA
  4. Lambrou 29 (Bouzoukia) • 2931 Roosevelt Blvd., Trevose, PA
  5. Diamond Diner Lounge (Greek Night) • Route 70 and Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ Casablanca
  6. (Greek Night) • 7557 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  7. Ocean Grill (Greek Night) • City Line Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  8. Middle East Restaurant • 126 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
  9. South Street Souvlaki (Greek Night) • 509 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
  10. Zesty’s (Greek Night) • 4382 Main Street (Manayunk), Philadelphia, PA
  11. Pontian Leskie (Greek Night) • Market Street, Upper Darby, PA
  12. Flames Soccer Club (Greek Night) • 2nd Floor, Copley and Ludlow Sts, Upper Darby, PA Onassis
  1. Restaurant (Bouzoukia) • 29 S. 17th Street and 1735 Samson Street, Phila, PA Grecian Gardens
  2. (Bouzoukia) • Philadelphia, PA
  3. Olympic Flame (Greek Night) • Kentucky Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ
  4. Light House K (Greek Night) • MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA
  5. City Bar and Grill (Greek Night) • City Line and Haverford Avenues, Philadelphia, PA Buffalo Bills
  6. (Greek Night) • Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  7. Pete’s Embassy Room (Greek Night) • MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA
  8. Sheraton Hotel (Dances) • 17th and JFKennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
  9. Ivy Stone Inn (Dances) • Route 130 South, Pennsauken, NJ
  10. Rose Tree Park (Festivals) • Rose Tree, Media, PA
  11. Atlantic City Casinos (Greek Singers)

Bands & Musicians

Adelphia Band
Adelphia Band
Alex Zaharias
Alex Zaharias
Atlantis of Philadelphia
Atlantis of Philadelphia
Athanasios “Zervas” Philippou
Athanasios “Zervas” Philippou
Dionysos
Dionysos
Dionysos Upper Darby
Dionysos Upper Darby
Dodecanese
Dodecanese
Fantasia
Fantasia
George Giordas Orchestra
George Giordas Orchestra
Golden Greeks Orchestra
Golden Greeks Orchestra
Grecian Strings
Grecian Strings
Greek Mystique
Greek Mystique
James (Dimitrios) Nicoloudis
James (Dimitrios) Nicoloudis
John Argyropoulos
John Argyropoulos
John Roussos
John Roussos
Kostas Meharas
Kostas Meharas
Lefteris Hassilidis
Lefteris Hassilidis
Neo Kyma
Neo Kyma
Opa Band
Opa Band
Orchestra Anamniseis
Orchestra Anamniseis
Orpheus of the Pontian Society
Orpheus of the Pontian Society
Orpheus
Orpheus
The Kauriga Orchestra
The Kauriga Orchestra
Seizmos
Seizmos
Stavros and Maria
Stavros and Maria
Thalassa Greek Band
Thalassa Greek Band
The Evzones
The Evzones
The Georgettes
The Georgettes
The Pappas Brothers
The Pappas Brothers
The Townsmen East
The Townsmen East

Public Submissions

St. Demetrios Boy Scout Troop #302
St. Demetrios Boy Scout Troop #302
Pan-Macedonian Picnic
Pan-Macedonian Picnic
Ioannis “John” Yiantsos
Ioannis “John” Yiantsos
Bouzouki Night
Bouzouki Night
Greeks Love Their Music
Greeks Love Their Music
Class Band
Class Band
Kali Parea
Kali Parea
Kali Parea
Kali Parea
Lazaros Paraskevas Band
Lazaros Paraskevas Band

“Gold Record” Sponsors

Audio Visual Solutions
Artistacon
Astra Foods
Dean & Zoe Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies
Lazy Eye Distillery
Glenmede
Cosmos Philly
MER
Aivazoglou & Mikropoulos Law Firm
Karapalides Family
Nikos & Anna Yiantsos
Despena Boston
Halakos Family

“B-Side” Sponsors

  • Stockton University/Pappas Hellenic Center
  • Medical Equipment Resources
  • AV Solutions
  • Elia and Kathy Eliades
  • Aivazoglou and Mikropoulos Law Offices
  • Raptis Family

“A-Side” Sponsors

  • Chistos & Chery Christakis
  • New York Life/Chletcos Insurance Services
  • Michael & Veronica Crisp/Step by Step Childcare
  • Penny and John Sarkoglou
  • Ilianna and Ioannis Giouvannoulis
  • Acropolis Pizza
  • Dalessandro’s Steaks
  • Drexel Hill Style Pizza
  • Peter Mosaidis and Family
  • Eleftherios Kostans and Family
  • George and Artemis Tsingiropoulos
  • Chrissy Katsapis
  • Marcantonis Family
  • Vasilios Vasiliadis/Main Line Home Repair