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Greek music in America

Author: Tina Bucuvalas
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Despite a substantial artistic legacy, there has never been a book devoted to Greek music in America until now. Those seeking to learn about this vibrant and exciting music were forced to seek out individual essays, often published in obscure or ephemeral sources. This volume provides a singular platform for understanding the scope, practice, and development of Greek music in America through essays and profiles  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greek music in America.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
(DLC) 2018034563
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Bucuvalas
ISBN: 9781496819734 149681973X 9781496819758 1496819756 9781496819727 1496819721 9781496819741 1496819748
OCLC Number: 1057732835
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Overview of Greek music in America / Tina Bucuvalas and Stavros K. Frangos --
Musical genre, style, and content --
Growth of liturgical music in the Iakovian Era / Frank Desby --
Greek café music / Roderick Conway Morris --
Amanes: the legacy of the oriental mother / Gail Holst-Warhaft --
Rebetika, the blues of Greece and Australia / Stathis Gauntlett --
George Katsaros: the last café-aman performer / Stavros K. Frangos --
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 abroad --
Michael G. Kaloyanides --
Turkish music in the Greek American experience --
Joseph G. Graziosi --
Places --
Survival of Greek folk music in New York / Sotirios (Sam) Chianis --
Communities born in song / Anna Caraveli --
Musical practice and memory on the edge of two worlds: Kalymnian Tsambouna and song repertoire in the family of Nikitas Tsimouris / Anna Lomax Wood --
Alternate resonances: Kalymnian traditions in Tarpon Springs, Florida / Panayotis League --
Delivering the music: recording companies and performance venues --
Greek record making in the early days, 1896-1937 / Dick Spottswood --
Greek music piano rolls in the United States / Meletios Pouliopoulos --
Encountering Greek American soundscapes / Anthony Shay --
Bouzoukis and belly dancers, drinkers and dreamers: a look at Greek nightlife at the crossroads / Nick Pappas --
Profiles --
Giorgos "Nisyrios" Makrigiannis (1875-1933) / Panayotis League --
Madame Koula (circa 1880-1954) / Stavros K. Frangos --
George Dimitrios Grachis (1882-1965) / Sotirios (Sam) Chianis --
Harilaos Piperakis (1888-1978) / Panayotis League --
Marika Papagika (1890-1943) / Stavros K. Frangos --
Theodotos "Tetos" Demetriades (1897-1971) / Stavros K. Frangos --
Amalia Baka (1897-1979) / David Soffa --
Ioannis Halikias, aka Jack Gregory (1898-1957) / Aydin Chaloupka --
John K. Gianaros (1904-1998) / Stavros K. Frangos --
Pericles Halkias (1909-2005) / Jim Stoynoff --
Steve Zembillas (1923-2002) and the grecophon record company / Stavros K. Frangos --
Nicholas "Nicos" Tseperis (1923-2010) and Nina Records / Meletios Pouliopoulos --
Sotirios (Sam) Chianis (b. 1926) / Tina Bucuvalas --
Ilias Kementzides (1926-2006) / National Endowment for the Arts --
Giannis Tatasopoulos (1928-2001) / Tina Bucuvalas --
Gust J. (Dino) Pappas (1931-1999) / Stavros K. Frangos --
Harilaos Papapostolou (1932-1998) / National Endowment for the Arts --
Kay Skordilis (b. 1936) / Tina Bucuvalas --
Peter Stephen Kyvelos (1943-2017) / Michael G. Kaloyanides --
Trio Bel Canto and Takis Elenis (b. 1948) / Tina Bucuvalas --
George E. Soffos (1953-2013) / Tina Bucuvalas.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: edited by Tina Bucuvalas.


Despite a substantial artistic legacy, there has never been a book devoted to Greek music in America until now. This volume provides a singular platform for understanding the scope, practice, and  Read more...


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