Audio Recordings Gianos ke e Pagona

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Filareton, John
Gillas, Maria
Spanos, Mary Gillas
Dates 1940
Location Florida
Tarpon Springs
United States
Language Greek
Subjects Ethnography
Field Recordings
Greek Americans
Greek Songs
Philoptochos Society
Pinellas County
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Vocals with Piano
Gianos ke e Pagona
Contributor Names
Spanos, Mary Gillas (performer)
Filareton, John (collector)
Created / Published
Tarpon Springs, Florida, 1940-05-12.
Subject Headings
-  Greek Americans
-  Greek Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Tarpon Springs -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  A very old song loved by Greek mountaineers and shepherds. John fondly nicknames his sweetheart ""Pagona"," or Peacock. He is calling her to bring the "stamna" (water-vase) that she has gone to fill at the mountain waterhole while he labors on the harvest.
-  The singer is a Tarpon Springs High School student and member of the Byzantine Choir.
-  Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905.
-  Performance Note: "Gianos ke e Pagona" (vocals with piano) performed by Maria Gillas at Philoptochos Society, Tarpon Springs, Florida, on May 12, 1940.
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as Mary Gillas
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (2 minutes, 12 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03883 B02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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