CHS Open House: Performance Traditions in Greece, with Panayotis Fragkiskos League

We were delighted to welcome Panayotis Fragkiskos League, PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology of Harvard University, for a discussion on CHS Open House. The video discussion was on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST, and was recorded.

The topic of this ‘Open House’ is ‘Performance Traditions in Greece.’

You can watch the event below or on the CHS YouTube channel.


Members of the community can start the discussion on this Forum thread.

Panayotis Fragkiskos League

Panayotis Fragkiskos League is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University, writing a dissertation on traditional music and dance in Greek America. More broadly, he studies music, dance, and oral poetry in insular Greece (particularly Crete and Kalymnos) and Northeastern Brazil. He is also a research assistant at the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature, cataloguing James Notopoulos’ field recordings from his 1952–53 trip to Greece and Cyprus. He plays Greek, Irish, and Brazilian music on various stringed instruments, percussion, accordion, and the tsambouna bagpipe, frequently performs and records throughout the Americas and Europe, and teaches Modern Greek Studies at Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Photo by Hélène Emeriaud: Bronze Musical Instrument (800–600BCE) Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.