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In addition to being the master candle maker for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Louis Peronis was also known for playing Greek music on the violin.

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He arrived in New York in 1913. By 1918 Katsaros was so popular that RCA Victor Records signed him to a recording contract, and he became the first Greek singer/composer to record on a 78-rpm disc. Contracts with Columbia and Decca followed, and…

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As a master artist in the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program in 2005-2006, Nick Mastras taught laouto to Michael Raysses. He learned from his uncle, a respected musician in Greece, then played and toured with Athens’ famed Dora Stratou Dance…

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Originally from Astypalaia, Emmanuel Grigoris plays nisiotika—the music of the Aegean islands, on the violin.

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Bouzouki virtuoso Spiros Skordilis played extensively in Athenian clubs during the early 1960s, and some of his became standards. He came to the U.S. in the late 1960s and to Tarpon Springs in 1977. He taught in the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship…

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For almost forty years, Gianaros performed with bands in California, Miami, New York, and elsewhere at parties, hotels, and café amans or Greek clubs. From the 1930s to 1950s, he regularly recorded with Liberty, Kalos Diskos, Metropolitan, and…

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Front: Katherine Kavouklis Arvanitis (left) and Maggie Kavouklis Nichols. Back from left: Michael Kousaleous with mandolin, name unknown, Michael Samarkos, name unknown, Michael Nicholis, name unknown.

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These students included Katherine Kavouklis Arvanitis, Mike Faklis, Pete Krouskos, Mike Tsalickis, Mike Lontakos, Andrew Malisses and Steve Kotis.
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