Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30pm
Folklorist Tina Bucuvalas will discuss the development of Greek music in America, encompassing both traditional and modern genres.
Over the last century, thousands of Greek recordings have ranged from traditional regional folk songs to emerging urban styles that express social commentaries of the Greek diaspora.
In Greek-American communities, music is an essential part of social life, linking the past to the present and the far to the near, while uniting the community through shared heritage and memories.
Dr. Bucuvalas will walk us through the evolution of this vibrant music as detailed in her new book, Greek Music in America.
Dr. Tina Bucuvalas is curator of art and historical resources with the City of Tarpon Springs. Formerly president of the Florida Folklore Society, she served as state folklorist and director of the Florida Folklife Program of the Florida Department of State.