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Recording of tsabouna player Nikitas Tsimouris with his apprentice Nikitas Kavouklis

Recording of tsabouna player Nikitas Tsimouris with his apprentice Nikitas Kavouklis

Date
1995-06-09
Description
One audio cassette. Kavoukis was funded to learn from Tsimouris six tunes on the tsabauna, as well as how to make the instrument. The tsabouna was a traditional Greek bagpipe made out of a goat's skin. For more information, see S 1644, box 12, folder 4. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)

Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)

Date
2003-05-25
Description
One compact disc. Bucuvalis served as emcee. Maris played the lyra, while Mastras played the lute. They played dance music from Crete.
Collection
WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-05-12
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. On this recording by Flareton, the greek community of Tarpon Springs held a deication to a building erected by the Ladies Society, Piloptohus (Friend of the Poor). Includes speeches, dances, and song. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
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a_s1640_25_tape14Recording of tsabouna player Nikitas Tsimouris with his apprentice Nikitas KavouklisSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Bagpipes
Musical instruments
Music performance
Performing arts
Musical instrument maker
Bagpipers
Musicians
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a_s2034_04_cd03-117Sunday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 9)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Weddings
Lyra music
Lute music
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Songs, Greek
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-252WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Choir singing
Performing arts
Dedications
Music performance
Singing
Dance music
Religious music
Religious rites
Ballads
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Songs, Greek
Musicians
Dancers
Priests
Singers
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