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Title Greek music in America / edited by Tina Bucuvalas.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.9495 GRE    DUE 08-10-21
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Description xii, 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series American made music series
American made music series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Overview of Greek music in America / Tina Bucuvalas and Stavros K. Frangos -- Part one : 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 -- Part two : 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 -- Part three. 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 -- Part four : 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 -- Appendix : Greek music collectons in the United States / Stavros K. Frangos.
Summary "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 written by principal scholars in the field. Greece developed a rich variety of traditional, popular, and art music that diasporic Greeks brought with them to America. In Greek American communities, music was and continues to be an essential component of most social activities. Music links the past to the present, the distant to the near, and bonds the community with an embrace of memories and narrative. From 1896 to 1942, more than a thousand Greek recordings in many genres were made in the United States, and thousands more have appeared since then. These encompass not only Greek traditional music from all regions, but also emerging urban genres, stylistic changes, and new songs of social commentary. Greek Music in America includes essays on all of these topics as well as history and genre, places and venues, the recording business, and profiles of individual musicians." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Greek Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- Greece -- History and criticism.
Greek Americans -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Bucuvalas, Tina, editor.
Other Form: Online version: Greek music in America Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019] 9781496819727 (DLC) 2018050419
ISBN 9781496819703 hardcover
1496819705 hardcover
9781496819710 paperback
1496819713 paperback

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