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Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1

Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1

Chapter:
(p.358) Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1
Source:
Greek Music in America
Author(s):
Stavros K. Frangos
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0022

Marika Papagika was one of the best known Greek female vocalists and recording artists in the United States.She and her husband also owned a New York café aman that attracted a mixed ethnic audience. She is particularly known for her rebetika recordings on American and small Greek American record labels, however, she sange songs in a variety of genres including kleftika, café aman, and Smyrneika.

Keywords:   Rebetika, Greek music, Smyrneika, Greek diaspora, Ethnic recordings

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