By Giorgos Psomiadis
Renowned Greek singer Konstantinos Argyros toured Australia this month, with spectacular concerts in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, much to the joy and enthusiasm of the local Greek diaspora.
Mr Argiros also visited the Greek Center in Melbourne and met with the Chairman of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), Bill Papa Pastergiades, the Board of Trustees and students from the community’s Greek school before responding to questions from journalists. .
greek herald I asked him how he felt about the welcome he received from the Greek community in Australia.
“I couldn’t believe the strength of Hellenism here,” replied Argyros.
“People knew all of my songs. Even when I played songs from the past or by legendary artists, they knew the song, wanted it, wanted to dance to it. They wanted to continue the Greek dance Zeibekiko and “Nisiotika”.
“People have shown us their love so enthusiastically. I never imagined I would have so many friends in Australia. ‘Thank you’ is not enough to express my feelings.” I would like to thank all of you who have worked here for Hellenism and for the Greeks of the Diaspora who should do their best. ”
On a more personal note, when asked about the importance of taking a step back from his hectic schedule to review and access his life and career, Argyros said that this has always bothered him. .
“It’s not easy because the rhythm of everyday life is so intense and the effort you put into what you love is so great. Because when you find things, you don’t get tired,” the singer said.
Lack of sleep, nervousness, failures and successes, according to Argyros, all make you more mature and better suited to face the insecurities within us.
“I try to find the positive in everything I do, and it can be difficult, but there are times when I have to face my thoughts and look from afar to see things more clearly. When you can zoom in and zoom out… you know what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s important, where to start and where you want to go,” he said.
“I’m going to do it, but if I need to take a break for as long as I think I need to figure out how I want to continue and let all this be the soundtrack to my life.” These are my songs.”
Argyros concluded that he would be open to people’s opinions about his music.
“I like to ask people what they like about me, what their favorite songs are, what they believe I should do. If you can express yourself, reach out to people who love you, support you, and have something to say to you.” He said.
“Someone might say to me, ‘I loved what you did there,’ and from there I’m going to release something else, write a song, and embark on a new journey. Open now. I feel that way too, and I like communicating face-to-face with people.”