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Greek Music in America

Tina Bucuvalas


Greek Music in America: A Reader provides a foundation for understanding the scope, practice, and development of Greek music in America through essays by the principal scholars in the field. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive view of the subject; despite the richness, diversity, and longevity of Greek music in America, there has been relatively little available on the topic. The volume includes several previously published essays, as well as recent work by contemporary specialists on the Greek diaspora. The book opens with a sociohistorical overview of Greek music in America, foll ... More

Keywords: Greek music, Greek diaspora, Greek American, Rebetika, Recording companies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496819703
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tina Bucuvalas, editor

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Tina Bucuvalas

Overview of Greek Music in America1

Tina Bucuvalas and Stavros K. Frangos

Part One Musical Genre, Style, and Content

Greek Café Music1

Roderick Conway Morris

Rebetika, the Blues of Greece—and Australia

Stathis Gauntlett, University of Melbourne

Part Two Places

Part Three Delivering the Music: Recording Companies and Performance Venues

Marika Papagika (1890–1943)1

Stavros K. Frangos

John K. Gianaros (1904–1998)

Stavros K. Frangos

Ilias Kementzides (1926–2006)

National Endowment for the Arts

Kay Skordilis (b. 1936)

Tina Bucuvalas

Peter Stephen Kyvelos (1943–2017)

Michael G. Kaloyanides