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Harilaos Piperakis (1888–1978)

Harilaos Piperakis (1888–1978)

Chapter:
(p.354) Harilaos Piperakis (1888–1978)
Source:
Greek Music in America
Author(s):
Panayotis League
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0021

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 over seventy years. He recorded several songs dealing with American themes or chronicling the Greek immigrant experience in the country. Piperakis left behind a remarkable legacy whose importance in the history of Cretan, Greek, and Near Eastern music grows greater with each passing year

Keywords:   Cretan lyra, Greek music, Mixed ethnic kompania, Greek diaspora, Ethnic music recordings

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