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"… a Mediterranean cruise up the Yangtze!"

  -- Wig

Crackup Ottawa Comedy Festival 2020
Helping raise funds for medical supplies in Wuhan, China

Thursday, March 26, 2020
CANCELLED due to Covid-19 restrictions

I am thrilled to be invited by Dashan to join his comedy show on March 26 in Ottawa as Special Guest. Hope to see you there for an exciting night of Chinese comedy and for a great cause!


Dashan and Friends Chinese Comedy Show

爆笑首都喜剧节 - Crackup Ottawa Comedy Festival


Album Cover - Bringing the Greek Party to China

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Chairman George


A rock bouzouki-playing Greek Canadian ex-civil servant with a PhD in statistics who is a star in China.

1 billion fans can’t be wrong:

In China, George is Elvis.
In Canada, George is Greek.

About Chairman George

World music? Try worlds music.  Old meets New. East meets West. Tradition meets the space age. Award winning Greek-Canadian singer, songwriter, band leader and musician George Sapounidis aka 'Chairman' George has performed to sold-out audiences in the world's most populous nation: 40 performance tours of China in 25 cities including at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games and the Great Hall of the People. In 2015 he reached the finals of the national CCTV show in Beijing "I Want to Perform at the Spring Festival TV Show" viewed by tens of millions of Chinese viewers. Two-time subject of Canadian and Chinese television documentaries and two-time Athens and Beijing Olympics Torch Bearer. He has performed in China with the virtuoso Erhu artist Ma Xiaohui and in Canada with the China Radio and Film Symphony Orchestra. The Beijing Municipal Government invited him to perform in Ottawa during Beijing Week in 2017 celebrating Canada's 150 Anniversary where he performed his original work “Beijing Ottawa Sister City Song” and in Athens, Greece in 2018 to host the “Olympic City, Silk Road Connection” tourism meeting where he performed the Beijing Olympics song duet “Beijing Welcomes You”. In October 2018 he and his band released his newest CD titled "Bringing the Greek Party to China!" at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. 'Chairman' George holds a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from the University of Toronto, Canada.





A brilliant documentary – one of the most sympathetic character portraits I have seen in years.

Boy, does it work!

Possibly barking mad!

His art transports, entertains and instructs. He is an exceptional artist and a beacon in a strife-ridden world.

I was inspired with your performance and I sensed that the entire audience was very touched by your encouraging words
and the beauty of your songs, your voice and your charm. You brought us back to our roots and made us feel proud
of who we are.