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Sotirios (Sam) Chianis (b. 1926)

Sotirios (Sam) Chianis (b. 1926)

(p.403) Sotirios (Sam) Chianis (b. 1926)
Greek Music in America
Tina Bucuvalas
University Press of Mississippi

Ethnomusicologist and musician Sotirios (Sam) Chianis is one of the foremost authorities on Greek folk music as well as an excellent performer on the santouri, the Greek version of thecimbalom.Chianis studied cimbalom with Spyros Stamos, and later played santouri on several recordings. Throughout his life, Chianis often has conducted field recording expeditions throughout Greece.

Keywords:   Greek music, Greek diaspora, Field recordings, Cimbalom, santouri

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