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

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

Chapter:
(p.216) Musical Practice and Memory on the Edge of Two Worlds: Kalymnian Tsambouna and Song Repertoire in the Family of Nikitas Tsimouris1
Source:
Greek Music in America
Author(s):
Anna Lomax Wood
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0012

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 preserved much of its culture. Anna Lomax Chairetakis Wood recorded the music of Kalymnian tsambouna player and National Heritage Fellow NikitasTsimouris and his family, with whom she shared bonds of friendship and fictive kinship. "Musical Practice and Memory on the Edge of Two Worlds: Kalymnian Tsambouna and Song Repertoire in the Family of Nikitas Tsimouris,” is a sensitive and carefully delineated contextual exploration of the social, lyrical, and ethnomusical dimensions of an increasingly rare musical tradition. The author covers such diverse topics as transmission and performance practice; singing styles; song function; repertoire; Kalymnian musical genres such as table songs, poetic duels (pismatika), dance songs, task songs, and ritual songs.

Keywords:   Musical instruments – tsambouna, Greek diaspora, Kalymnian music, National Heritage Fellow, Tarpon Springs, Florida

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