Tetos Demetriades must certainly be counted among the many Greek-Americans who have directly influenced the culture of Modern Greece and the world at large. Demetriades was a singer, composer, and record producer of incredible importance not simply to the history of Modern Greek music but also to the production of ethnic music in the United States.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, then, we find that a great deal has been published about this man in Greece and across the Internet. Unfortunately, much of this material contradicts itself. Having said that, a wealth of reliable documents exists on this man and his long career. For those of you who are unconcerned with history but who love Greek music nonetheless, you can stop reading this account and directly contact the University of Utah concerning listening copies of this man’s personal musical legacy. In the 1990s, a collection of re-recordings of all Demetriades’ known records, as a performer, were deposited by noted record collectors Dino X. Pappas and Andrew Dellas at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. For those of you who would like to know more of this man’s contributions to world music, I offer this sketch. Continue reading Tetos Demetriades→
The road trip of the Greek book continues to the 33rd International Istanbul Book Fair, starting tomorrow November 8 and running through November 11. We will be hosting the Greek stand at the fair, and we invite you to join us Sunday, November 9, at 13:00, for the presentation:
Three Women, Three Poets, which will feature readings of the poetry of Cavafy, Seferis and Varnalis as well as music performed by Taş Plak Kumpanyası. We hope to see you there.
Thursday October 30, at 17:00, HFC–Trieste presents the new Modern Greek-Italian Dictionary, published by Zanichelli Publishers.
The presentation will take place in Venice in the Aula Magna of Ateneo Veneto, Campo San Fantin, 1897. This presentation is jointly made between the Ateneo Veneto, The Greek Embassy in Rome, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, and the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies, Venice.