117 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Geographic Term is exactly "Tarpon Springs (Fla.)"
Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. Demas discusses moving to the US, playing music professionally, marriage, his Catholicism, customs, and local Greek life. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Interview with Greek musician Phil Demas

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. Greek immigrant and musician Katsanos first came to Tarpon Springs in 1919, at which time he already had his first professional record behind him. He recorded for Columbia, RCA, and Decca. He also performed around the world. He discusses playing, learning music, and life in Tarpon Springs. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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Interview with John Gianaros

Interview with John Gianaros

Date
1989-06-25
Description
One audio cassette. A Greek accordion player, Gianaros discusses his life, from his birth at sea in 1905, to emigrating to the US to teaching accordion playing. He originally worked on ocean liners as a mechanic, exposing him to America. Once in the US, he worked as a chef, then music teacher. He later played on Greek language radio in the 1930s. recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, festival sounds can be heard throughout. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
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John Gianaros: The Best of His Songs

John Gianaros: The Best of His Songs

Date
1988
Description
One audio cassette. Pre-recorded tape, donated to the Folklife program by Gianaras, of his songs. A copyrighted, professional tape by Thisco Productions.
Collection
Nikitas Tsimouris making a tsabouna

Nikitas Tsimouris making a tsabouna

Date
1989-06-25
Description
Thirty-eight color slides; two proof sheets with 59 black and white images (plus negatives). Tsimouris making a tsabouna, a Greek bag pipe made out of sheep's skin. More images of Tsimouris at the festival can be found in folder 6, S 1672, box 1. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Nikitas Tsimouris making a tsabouna

Nikitas Tsimouris making a tsabouna

Date
1989-06-25
Description
Thirty-five color slides. Tsimouris making a tsabouna, a Greek bag pipe made out of sheep's skin. More images of Tsimouris at the festival can be found in folder 6, S 1672, box 1. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
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.
Collection
The First Helenic Arts Festival

The First Helenic Arts Festival

Date
1980
Description
Fourteen color slides. Images include Tsimouris playing the tsabouna (Greek bag pipe); Skordilis playing the bouzouki (a stringed musical instrument); and various craft booths. Held in Fall 1980.
Collection
Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 15)

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 15)

Date
1987-11
Description
One video cassette. 20 minutes. (Copy can be found on FV-8, S 1615.) Tony and Nikitas Tsimouris at work together on job subcontracted to Tony's business "T&N Stucco", St. Nicholas Church exterior-side, children playing outside church, St. Nicholas front-exterior, boats on Anclote River. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.
Collection
Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Videos 13-14)

Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Videos 13-14)

Date
1987-11
Description
Two video cassettes. 20 minutes each. (Copy of video 13 can be found on FV-6; copy of video 14 can be found on FV-7, S 1615.) Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer. V89-26: Continuation of coffee shop interior from V-89-25, backgammon, cards, making Greek coffee; Tony and Nikitas Tsimouris in the Tsimouris kitchen, Nikitas prepares the toulum (bag) and plays "Anastasia" and "Ala ruja". V89-27: Continuation of "Ala ruja" from V-89-26 with Nikitas, Tony, and Nicki (Nikitas' daughter) Tsimouris.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_26_c89-027Interview with Greek musician Phil DemasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Bouzouki
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-028Interview with Greek musician Phil DemasSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Local history
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_25_c89-022Interview with John GianarosSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Accordion music
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
Radio
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-030John Gianaros: The Best of His SongsSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Music
Songs
Musicians
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Nikitas Tsimouris making a tsabounaNikitas Tsimouris making a tsabounaStill ImageArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Musical instruments
Hides and skins
Demonstrations
Craft
Folk festivals
Special events
Bagpipes
Musical instrument maker
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Nikitas Tsimouris making a tsabounaNikitas Tsimouris making a tsabounaStill ImageArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Folk festivals
Special events
Demonstrations
Musical instruments
Hides and skins
Tsabouna
Bagpipes
Craft
Musical instrument maker
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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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The First Helenic Arts FestivalThe First Helenic Arts FestivalStill ImageArts, Greek
Bouzouki
Tsabouna
Music performance
Greek Americans
Festivals
Material culture
Demonstrations
Bagpipes
Bagpipers
String instruments
Musical instruments
Musicians
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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 15)Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Video 15)Moving ImageBagpipers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Bagpipes
Personal experience narratives
Oral narratives
Music performance
Workplace
Children
Streets
Architecture
Churches
Musicians
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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Videos 13-14)Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song (Videos 13-14)Moving ImageBagpipers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Greek Americans
Tsabouna
Bagpipes
Personal experience narratives
Oral narratives
Music performance
Musicians
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