Greg Hadjiyorki Georgiades

Greg Hadjiyorki Georgiades is one of South Africa’s most accomplished multi instrumentalists. He plays electric and acoustic guitars, oud, bouzouki, electric and acoustic ukuleles, banjo and oudtar. Over his 42 year professional career he has played on numerous albums of respected South African musicians including Miriam Makeba and Simphiwe Dana to Julian Bahula, Steve Newman, Neill Solomon, Madala Kunene and Jeff Maluleke.

He has also released and number of albums of his own material and continues to create picturesque genre free music in the various groups he has formed for this purpose.

These include groups such as Greg Georgiades & The Music, The Ultra Natives and Vivid Afrika. Further contributing his musical tapestry on various albums and live shows such as Not My Dog, The Jazz Hounds, Jika Nelanga and The Aquarian Quartet, his unique and refreshing touch is always in demand.

"I personally feel that the concept of refugees is one where people are forced due to circumstances beyond their control, to flee the land of their birth in order to survive and make headway in life. However, the relief afforded to those who are able to find refuge should always be seen against the backdrop of a deep sadness and longing to find their way back home to the land of their birth. This song, for refugees speaks to the soul about these feelings of loss, but also of the hope to one day go home, feel one’s roots and belong”