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Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1

Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1

(p.358) Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1
Greek Music in America
Stavros K. Frangos
University Press of Mississippi

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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