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Overview of Greek Music in America1

Tina Bucuvalas and Stavros K. Frangos

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Members of the diaspora brought with them to America a taste for all the extrapolations of music in Greece. During the early twentieth century, a flood of immigration combined with commercial record ... More


Rebetika, the Blues of Greece—and Australia

Stathis Gauntlett

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
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September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

With an alarmingly large and comprehensive body of work examining myriad aspects of the topic, Australia’s Stathis Gauntlett is arguably the most knowledgeable rebetika scholar today. “Rebetika, the ... More


George Katsaros: The Last Café-Aman Performer1

Stavros K. Frangos

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
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September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

There is probably no more prolific writer on Greek American culture and history than anthropologist Steve Frangos. His essays span many realms of culture, but the body of work regarding early Greek ... More


Alternate Resonances: Kalymnian Traditions in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Panayotis League

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The two-part essay by ethnomusicologist and musician Panayotis League explores the music and dance traditions of Kalymnos in the contemporary diaspora context of Tarpon Springs, Florida, home to the ... More


Greek Music in America

Tina Bucuvalas (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Greek Music in America: A Reader provides a foundation for understanding the scope, practice, and development of Greek music in America through essays by the principal scholars in the field. This is ... More


Communities Born in Song1

Anna Caraveli

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Long-time Baltimore resident Anna Caraveli not only unraveled the complex of social and musical forms and their meanings in the city’s Karpathian diaspora community, but she also journeyed multiple ... More


Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1

Stavros K. Frangos

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Marika Papagika was one of the best known Greek female vocalists and recording artists in the United States.She and her husband also owned a New York café aman that attracted a mixed ethnic audience. ... More


Turkish Music in the Greek American Experience

Joseph G. Graziosi

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Through information about specific recordings and musicians, Joseph Graziosi’s essay on “Turkish Music in the Greek American Experience” delineates how many immigrants from the former Ottoman Empire ... More


“Health to You, Marko, with Your Bouzouki!”: The Role of Spoken Interjection in Greek Musicians’ Imagined Performance World in Historical Recordings Made in America and Abroad1

Michael G. Kaloyanides

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In “’Health to you, Marko, with your Bouzouki!’: The Role of Spoken Interjection in Greek Musicians’ Imagined Performance World in Historic Recordings,” Michael Kaloyanides categorizes and analyses ... More


Giannis Tatasopoulos (1928–2001)

Tina Bucuvalas

in Greek Music in America

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2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Giannis Tatasopoulos, considered the finest bouzouki player of his generation in America, developed a unique style distinguished by remarkable dexterity, phrasing, and instrumental tone. He also was ... More


Harilaos Piperakis (1888–1978)

Panayotis League

in Greek Music in America

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2018
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September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

HarilaosPiperakis was one of Crete's finest lyra players. As a young man he emigrated to the United States to begin a career as a performer, arranger, bandleader, and recording artist that lasted ... More


Amalia Baka (1897–1979)1

David Soffa

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Amalia Baka was a Greek Romaniate Jew from Ioannina who settled in New York in 1912 and later converted to Orthodoxy.She became a famous singer, recording artist, and songwriter who gave live ... More


Nicholas “Nicos” Tseperis (1923–2010) and Nina Records1

Meletios Pouliopoulos

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Nicholas "Nicos" Tseperis came to the US in 1956, after having established himself as a highly celebrated singer with performances in Istanbul, Athens, and France. As a recording artist and ... More


Ilias Kementzides (1926–2006)

National Endowment for the Arts

in Greek Music in America

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2018
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September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A Pontian Greek, IliasKementzides was born in Russia and later moved to the Thessaloniki area. He learned to play the Pontian lyra from his uncle, and he began playing professionally while farming.He ... More


Kay Skordilis (b. 1936)

Tina Bucuvalas

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In addition to the artists, there are others whose lives are anchored in the world of Greek American music. Born in Thessaloniki, as a teenager Kay Skordilis was a vivacious New York club kid whose ... More


Survival of Greek Folk Music in New York1

Sotirios (Sam) Chianis

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Long America’s premier port and urban center, New York City has always been a fulcrum of musical expression. In “Survival of Greek Folk Music in New York,” esteemed ethnomusicologist and musician ... More


Bouzoukis and Belly Dancers, Drinkers and Dreamers: A Look at Greek Nightlife at the Crossroads1

Nick Pappas

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Journalist Nick Pappas explores in detail the social and economic dimensions of Greek club and restaurant presentations in New York during the 1980s in “Bouzouki and Belly Dancers, Drinkers and ... More


Musical Practice and Memory on the Edge of Two Worlds: Kalymnian Tsambouna and Song Repertoire in the Family of Nikitas Tsimouris1

Anna Lomax Wood

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Over a century ago, hundreds of sponge fishermen and their families settled in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Their large numbers combined with continuing immigration to create a community that has ... More


Growth of Liturgical Music in the Iakovian Era1

Frank Desby

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Little has been written about the considerable changes in Greek Orthodox sacred music in America. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the two most common types of Greek music ... More


Sotirios (Sam) Chianis (b. 1926)

Tina Bucuvalas

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Ethnomusicologist and musician Sotirios (Sam) Chianis is one of the foremost authorities on Greek folk music as well as an excellent performer on the santouri, the Greek version of ... More


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