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Nikitas Tsimouris (1924-2001) played the tsabouna, a type of island bagpipe. Born on Kalymnos, he arrived in Tarpon Springs in 1968. Tsimouris worked on sponge boats, in restaurants and the stucco trade, and as custodian of St. Nicholas. He performed…

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Tsimouris performed the complex music of the tsabouna, a type of Greek bagpipe that he also made.  In 1968 he left Kalymnos and settled in Tarpon Springs, where he played for family and community events. He often performed with his wife Nomiki and…
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