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Greek Music in America$
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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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Ilias Kementzides (1926–2006)

Ilias Kementzides (1926–2006)

(p.409) Ilias Kementzides (1926–2006)
Greek Music in America

National Endowment for the Arts

University Press of Mississippi

A Pontian Greek, IliasKementzides was born in Russia and later moved to the Thessaloniki area. He learned to play the Pontian lyra from his uncle, and he began playing professionally while farming.He settled in the US in 1974, where he became a highly respected musician. He received the National Heritage Fellowship in 1989

Keywords:   Greek music, Greek diaspora, Pontian Greek, Lyra, National Heritage Fellowship

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