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Interview with Greek musician Yorgos (George) Katsaros

Interview with Greek musician Yorgos (George) Katsaros

Date
1987-04-09
Description
Five audio cassettes. A life history of Katsaros, plus recordings of his old 78rpm records. Katsaros won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1990. He recorded over 60 albums, and played around the world. He retired to Greece in 1988. He first came to the United States in 1913, to New York City. By 1919, he had a RCA recording contract. His music chronicled the Greek immigrant experience. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Date
1981
Description
Eight reel to reels. Some material from the interviews was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copied onto C81-73, C81-74, C81-75, C81-76, C81-77, C81-78, C81-79 & C81-80.
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Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester Jackson

Date
1987-03-24
Description
One audio cassette. Jackson was one of the few non-Greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs in the early 20th Century. He discusses many conflicts between the Greek community and other local peoples. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on those areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
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Master of the Sacred Steel album

Master of the Sacred Steel album

Date
1994-10-13
Description
One audio cassette recording. Master version of the Sacred Steel album, which was released in 1995 by the Florida Folklife Program. The album is divided into two sections: side 1 is instrumentals and concerts; side 2 are church services. For more information on musicians, recording locations, and production credits, see accompanying booklet, which can be found in S 2044, box 1, folder 22. The Sacred Steel Guitar Recording Project originated in 1992 when Florida Folklife Program folklorist Robert Stone discovered that several predominantly African American House of God churches (a sub-sect of the Pentecostal church) in the St. Petersburg area were using steel guitars in their religious services. The practice began by Willie and Troman Eason in the 1930s, and expanded upon by players such as Henry Nelson and Lorenzo Harrison. Realizing that this was a unique musical tradition, labeled Sacred Steel, the Florida Folklife Program to applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to conduct fieldwork and create a music album for public dispersal. The aim of the project was to increase public awareness of the gospel steel guitar tradition, as well as document it for future generations. Matched with state funds, the grant period originally ran from October 1993 through October 1994, but was extended for another year. In that time Stone, along with sound engineers William Dudley and Mike Stapleton, interviewed and recorded several steel guitarists in the St. Petersburg area. An album entitled Sacred Steel was released in 1995. It was then re-released through an agreement with Arhoolie Records in 1997.
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Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interview

Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interview

Date
1985-04-02
Description
One audio cassette. Musicologists Kopynec and Professor Omelsky discuss Ukrainian music and its influences; major composers of Ukrainian folk music; different uses of music in Ukrainian culture; purposes of music in Ukrainian life; Soviet changes to Ukrainian music; instruments: cymbala and trampeta; importance of church in Ukrainian music and culture.
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Nikitas Tsimouris & apprentice Nikitas Kavoukis demonstration for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Nikitas Tsimouris & apprentice Nikitas Kavoukis demonstration for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1995-01-24
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 is a traditional Greek bagpipe made out of a goat's skin. 
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Nikitas Tsimouris demonstrating the tsampouna

Nikitas Tsimouris demonstrating the tsampouna

Date
1985-01-26
Description
One reel-to-reel recording.
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Performance by Greek musician George Kalogeropoulos

Performance by Greek musician George Kalogeropoulos

Date
1977-02
Description
One audio cassette. Bouzoukis are Greek musical instruments equipped with three strings, and played like a guitar.
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Performance by Spiros Skordilis, Emanuel Gonatos, and Nick Polemis

Performance by Spiros Skordilis, Emanuel Gonatos, and Nick Polemis

Date
1986-11-04
Description
Three audio casettes. 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. The program was continued each year through 2003.

 

 

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Performance of an old-time medicine show

Performance of an old-time medicine show

Date
1982-01-31
Description
Four reel to reels. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-29, C83-30, C83-31, and C83-32. Some material from the performance was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copy of the programs can be found on C85-14.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1708_04_tape24Interview with Greek musician Yorgos (George) KatsarosSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Music
Arts, Greek
Music business
Guitar music
Guitarists
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s1576_t81-102Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae NoellSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Magic tricks
Family history
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1708_04_tape23Interview with sponge fisher Sylvester JacksonSoundFishers
Fieldwork
Oral histories
Life histories
Sound recordings
Interviews
Sponge divers
African Americans
Sponges
Sponge fisheries
Fishing
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a_s2044_02_tape06Master of the Sacred Steel albumSoundGuitarist
Singers
Audiotape recordings
Steel guitars
Guitar music
Performing arts
Guitarists
Music performance
African Americans
Religious songs
Religious music
Gospel songs
Gospel musicians
Gospel (Black)
Religion
Churches
Christianity
Concerts
Community concerts
Protestants
Church services
Prayer
Musicians
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a_s1576_23_c87-007Michael Kopynec & Alexander Omelsky interviewSoundField recordings
Interviews
Musicology
Religion
Ukrainian Americans
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a_s1640_25_tape15Nikitas Tsimouris & apprentice Nikitas Kavoukis demonstration for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundDouble chanter bagpipes
Field recordings
Apprentices
Musical instrument makers
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Folk music
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a_s1576_t87-001Nikitas Tsimouris demonstrating the tsampounaSoundField recordings
Music -- Performance
Folk music
Greek Americans
Double chanter bagpipes
Reed instruments
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a_s1576_01_c77-018Performance by Greek musician George KalogeropoulosSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Music performance
Bouzouki
Musical instruments
Musicians
Performing arts
Dance music
Singers
Storytellers
Guitarist
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a_s1640_20_tape14Performance by Spiros Skordilis, Emanuel Gonatos, and Nick PolemisSoundApprentices
Greek Americans
Arts, Greek
Music performance
Bouzouki
String instruments
Performing arts
Musicians
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a_s1576_t82-038Performance of an old-time medicine showSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Music performance
Performances
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Jokes
Magic tricks
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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