He is remembered as a fighter for freedom, a fighter of the National Liberation Front (EAM) which was the main resistance movement against the Nazis, and a fervent enemy of the 1967-74 Greek junta.
He was the composer of the music for Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis’ “Axion Esti”, but he was also the symbol of the resistance against Greece’s 1967-1974 military dictatorship.
According to an announcement by his family, the body of the great creator will be exhibited in a three-day popular pilgrimage to the Diocese of Athens from next Tuesday to Thursday
The world’s largest media outlets make extensive references to his life and career
In 1974 after the fall of the Dictatorship he returned to Greece and gave two historic concerts at the Karaiskaki Stadium
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The composer claims that the government is transforming Greece into an American base against Russia, with which he says Greece always had brotherly ties.
Theodorakis blasted Tsipras and charged that he is employing the tactics of 'the communist hunters of post-Civil War Greece'.
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