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Interview with Greek musician Yorgos (George) Katsaros
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.