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Trio Bel Canto and Takis Elenis (b. 1948)

Trio Bel Canto and Takis Elenis (b. 1948)

(p.430) Trio Bel Canto and Takis Elenis (b. 1948)
Greek Music in America
Tina Bucuvalas
University Press of Mississippi

Performing Greek music for Greek and American audiences with polished vocal harmonies and strong musicianship, the Trio Bel Canto became arguably the most popular Greek American band of all-time.They were founded in 1948, in Greece, but relocated to the U.S. in 1966. Exceptional bouzouki player TakisElenis joined the band in 1971, further enhancing the Trio Bel Canto’s standing. Elenis left the group in 1986 to pursue solo interests.

Keywords:   Bouzouki, Greek music, Greek diaspora, Greek clubs, Ethnic recordings

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