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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Greek Music in America
Author(s):
Tina Bucuvalas
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0001

Even before the waves of mass immigration to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Greeks are known to have accompanied Spanish explorers and British colonists to the New World.1 Along with many other cultural elements, they brought their treasured music. Despite a substantial history, there has been little written about Greek music in America outside of a limited number of essays in relatively ephemeral or obscure sources. This volume is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the scope, practice, and development of Greek music in America through essays and profiles written by many of the principal scholars in the field....

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