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Tina Bucuvalas

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496819703

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.001.0001

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Overview of Greek Music in America1

Overview of Greek Music in America1

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(p.10) Overview of Greek Music in America1
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Greek Music in America
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Tina Bucuvalas

Stavros K. Frangos

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0002

Members of the diaspora brought with them to America a taste for all the extrapolations of music in Greece. During the early twentieth century, a flood of immigration combined with commercial record production generated unparalleled documentation of ethnic music. Ethnic recordings are invaluable documents of community musical practices and preferences in America. They also represented the daily lives of Greek immigrants and the perils that afflicted them. This chapter examines the major events and social issues affecting Greeks in America within the context of various time periods (1880-1918, 1918-1933, 1933-1945, 1945-1960, 1960-1975, 1975-1990, 1990-2015), as well as the major trends in musical genre, style, venues, artists, and technology.

Keywords:   Greek diaspora, Greek music, Ethnic recordings, Greek American musicians, Recording technology

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