Loading Events

Concert: “Greek Rock Sounds: Rhythms and Riffs Across Cultures” featuring PANEL

September 29, 2023 · 7:00 pm9:00 pm · 301 Frist Campus Theater

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Building upon last year’s successful event with Sounds of Cyprus, musicians from the Princeton Hellenic Studies community will collaborate in a concert performance with PANEL, by Elena Chris and Peter Douskalis. 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 musicing 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

Free and Open to the Public

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


Humanities Council Logo
Italian Studies Logo
American Studies Logo
Humanistic Studies Logo
Ancient World Logo
Canadian Studies Logo
ESC Logo
Journalism Logo
Linguistics Logo
Medieval Studies Logo
Renaissance Logo
Film Studies Logo