The National Hellenic Society, a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and passing-on Hellenic heritage in America, will host a unique celebration on March 25th, 2022, in celebration of Greece’s War for Independence after 400 years of subjugation and oppression — an online FreedomFest Jazz Festival.
Special guest appearances in honor of Greece’s Revolutionary War for Freedom are headlined by legendary Harvey Mason. Mason, considered to be among the most recorded and sought-after drummers of all time, is also a prolific composer, producer and recording artist and the Father of Harvey Mason, Jr., record producer, songwriter, film producer and the current Chief Executive
Officer of the Recording Academy (The Grammys).
Viewers will also enjoy performances by:
This outstanding and dedicated selection of artists are contributing their voices to chorus celebrating freedom for Greece and all people. Professors and authors, Tom Papademetriou from Stockton University, President of the Modern Greek Studies Association, and Alexander Kitroeff, from Haverford College set the stage for the concert with context and insights brought to life through a clip from the feature film, Cliffs of Freedom. This epic motion picture revolves around an ill-fated love story set in
the early throes of Greece’s Revolutionary War in 1821. The film features a stellar cast and crew including the late Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer in one of his final screen appearances, Billy Zane, Patti Lupone, and many others.
FreedomFest virtual jazz concert is AVAILABLE HERE, on the National Hellenic Society’s website, www.hellenicsociety.org, and on March 25, 2022, on social media www.facebook.com/myparea. Special thanks to Renee Pappas and Carol Green, Redwood Entertainment. For questions, call Maria Kosmakos, at 703-256-3180, or email us at: email@example.com.