Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis dies aged 96
The renowned "Zorba the Greek" composer has died. His musical and political voice has cut through Greece's checkered history of war, dictatorship and austerity.
Influential Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has died at the age of 96 at the hospital, the Greek Ministry of Culture confirmed on Thursday......
In 1970 Thedorakis was banished and sent into exile in France.
His music had been outlawed in Greece from June 1967, and anyone listening to it had to expect harsh consequences. That, however, did not stop the rebellious Greek musician from traveling the world and performing over a thousand concerts.