Monday Nights 7pm
Celebrating BEING GREEK Aussie Style!
The TV show for all Greeks living in Australia. Especially 2nd / 3rd / 4th gens who have found no matter how much they love being AUSSIE, they can't help the MERAKI, the feeling deep down in their soul, the longing, for their Greek Culture.
Music, Current Affairs, Lifestyle, News, Interviews, History, Gossip, Kids, Docos, Philosophy, Art, Travel, Food and LOTS OF LOVE - (without the guilt!)
Airing on Foxtel's Aurora Ch 173 Monday nights @ 7pm
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HOST - ANA SEVO
Ana Sevo has extensive experience in a myriad of different facets of entertainment. She started out singing cabaret & in duos and dance cover bands before finding her true love. Greek Laiko.
On the road to her discovery she also dabbled in short films, musical theatre, and MC'ing weddings and events.
Ana started MERAKI TV because she felt the need to unite all who shared HER Meraki.
"I wanted to showcase the positives of being Greek. The things that make us proud. In a way that only someone who lives and experiences the two different cultures can understand.
Greeks living outside of Greece have a very different experience. It's time we embraced it and each other and stop sending mixed signals to our subsequent generations. We're not confused or embarrassed about who we are. We're loud and proud! We're Greek - Aussie Style! "
The name Krazy Kon is synonymus with playing, producing and promoting Greek music & nightlife. His brand is known around the world having headlined clubs & festivals nationally and internationally and his iconic ‘GREECE’ CD series has shaped the Greek music we listen to today. He is an an innovator, a creator, a legend who bas been at the top of his industry for 20 years now and in this time has built an entertainment empire and created a legacy.
Krazy Kon brings his experience and expert knowledge to Meraki tv's Music News.
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Raised in Australia, but spending most of her life in Greece. Maria understands exactly what it means to be "Greek, Aussie Style". Her passion and understanding of the Greeks during both the crisis and happier times, leaves you feeling proud and honoured to be a part of such a beautiful culture. Maria gives an uncredibly unique perspective and understanding of the Greek viewpoint. She epitomises the great struggle we all have between being Greek and being Australian.
George grew up in a home where family gatherings were a normal part of his everyday life. Fourth generation patisserie chef, George is a proud Australian who is equally proud of his Greek heritage. In 1995 George completed his chefs training back in his family's homeland of Kalymnos, Greece. Kalymnos is where he learnt the art of Greek patisserie from his Grandfather and Uncles at the family's Vouros Patisserie.
Founded in 1918 by George's great grandfather Mihali, after years of working in Russia & France. George returned to Adelaide and started his multi award winning business KALYMNOS PASTRIES.
Apart from heading his proud family business in Adelaide George also;
+presents at many food & Greek Festivals around Australia. He steps into different 5 star hotels around Asia and heads their kitchens, promoting Greek culture and our traditional Greek dishes.
+ Presets on a number of television shows and hosts his very own ITS ALL GREEK TO ME!
+ Takes off to Kalymnos, Greece annually where he hosts groups of food and cultural enthusiasts on Annual Food and Hospitality tours. Teaching how to cook, drink, eat, dance and live like a Greek!
Billy Cotsis is a short film director, writer, and correspondent for Neos Kosmos. Born in Sydney but raised in Greece until 10, he came back determined to excommunicate himself from the Greek world.
In uni he joined the Macquarie University Greek Society where he spent 4 years learning about his own culture before making his way back to Greece. From there a new love affair with Greece began and from that time onwards Billy has spent spare time researching not only his roots but also all the Greek settlements outside of Greece.
At last count he made his way to 48 countries and almost 60 Greek island nations.
He has written 8 short films and documentary pics, maintains a blog on Greek island travels and contributes to a Greek history blog. He has sat on the Comuunity Migrant Resource Centre board and contributed to the Greek Festival of Sydney and the Greek Film Festival. He was shortlisted for Journalist of the Year in the NSW Multicultural and Indigenous awards and earlier this year published his first book,"The Many Faces of Hellenic Culture".
Billy's You tube Channel: Mytiliis Smyrna
Demitra Alexandria Sealy
Last year saw Demitra winning several prestigious honors: She was named 'Up and Coming Actress of the Year' by one of Australia's leading publications, Starcentral Magazine. She was also awarded international recognition as ‘Best Actress’ at Austin Comedy Festival in the US and the ‘Best Rising Star’ award at Seoul Webfest in Korea . With Emma Thompson and Guy Pearce also nominated, this win became quite an honour for Demitra!
A citizen of the UK, EU, New Zealand, and Australia, Demitra is a woman of the world having visited 13 countries in the last three years for her career, soaking up all the artistic treats along the way. She is also professional singer with over 10 years’ experience, having received the Australian Youth Choirs coveted Margaret Nibsett scholarship and a martial artist spending 7 hours a week at her Gracie Brazilian Jujitsu dojo.
Demitra graduated with a Bachelor of Performance from the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts (AIM- DA) in 2014 and has since been inducted into their 'Alumni Hall of Fame'. In addition to her training at AIM-DA, she has trained with Playwriting Australia, The Bell Shakespeare Company, and the NYC Actors Studio, where she was admitted under the Presidents Scholarship
Demitra is also one of Australia's most sought after ghost script doctor's/script assessor's.
YIANNAKI and the KIDS!
Young and full of beans. They gives us the true Growing up Greek perspective on the Kids Corner!
Only just 21 and like so many Greeks her age – heading off for a European adventure between semesters. Yianna will bring us a totally different perspective. Fun, vivacious and incredibly cheeky, she will have all of us booking our next trip!
Noula has developed her talents from a varied background - from a 20 year career in the corporate world to now a 20 year career in the arts. She is an artist, a writer and a psychotherapist. And what she does is curious and at times quirky as she bundles up positive psychology, ancient wisdom, humour and creativity and shows you how you can create a wonderous life by accessing your imagination and of course using it.
Noula will be bringing art project to inspire you and your creative spirit as well as personal growth vignettes - sharing her insights on current personal development topics and perhaps to even nudge you a little to get out of your own way - Greek Style - Opa!
Actor, Model, Singer, Guitarist
Michael is a young man with an extraordinary future ahead of him. His passions and talents are many and varied but his Greek roots keep him firmly planted in the ground.
He brings a young, vibrant perspective to being Greek.