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Audio Recording Interview with Martin Kapugi about tamburitza career, Chicago, Illinois, part 1

Interview with Martin Kapugi about tamburitza career, Chicago, Illinois, part 1

About this Item

Title

  • Interview with Martin Kapugi about tamburitza career, Chicago, Illinois, part 1

Names

  • March, Richard, 1946- (Collector)
  • Kapugi, Martin (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Chicago, Illinois, June 8, 1977

Headings

  • -  Slavic Americans
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Illinois -- Chicago

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Interviews

Notes

  • -  Martin Kapugi, part 1
  • -  Part 1 of 2-part interview with Martin Kapugi about tamburitza career; born in Chicago, raised in Europe; father and mother's backgrounds (father from Macedonia; in part 2 states mother was Croatian, father Serbian); Kapugi started to play music 1926, E alto sax, banjo; came to Chicago 1928 alone to his uncle, left mines in West Virginia, found a tamburitza teacher, Art Milacik [Milacek?], a Bohemian; about the repertory in the"old days: as compared to now; there was a Kolo Club during the Depression, had a great time, learned kolos; playing with Vaso Bukvic and Art Milacek [Milacik?]; played with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra; Sloboda Serbian Choir performance, Adam Popovich, Teddy Popovich; about work in Chicago, at the Crane Co.; Tamburitza CafĂ©; travel with Dave Zupkovich Orchestra, making recordings for Decca, Victor, Balkan, Zora, Continental; about the importance of Louis Hlad, about bands pressing their own records, about the money in records; then there were newcomers, like the D.P.'s (displaced persons) and American Yugoslavs; they have varied tastes; about his sources for repertory, instrumentals as compared to vocals; about money and music.

Medium

  • audiocassette, C-60

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20705a
  • MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0729
  • Field Project Identifier: CH77-T182-C

Source Collection

  • Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

March, Richard, and Martin Kapugi. Interview with Martin Kapugi about tamburitza career, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, June 8, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20705a/.

APA citation style:

March, R. & Kapugi, M. (1977) Interview with Martin Kapugi about tamburitza career, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, June 8. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20705a/.

MLA citation style:

March, Richard, and Martin Kapugi. Interview with Martin Kapugi about tamburitza career, Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, June 8, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20705a/>.