x

Politics

An American in Epirus Listening to Moirologia Event in DC

November 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage (SPGH) presents An American in Epirus: A Southern American Listening to Northwestern Greek Blues (Moirologia) on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30-8 PM at Squire Patton Boggs, 2550 M Street Northwest in Washington, DC, with Christopher King, a music collector, scholar, and Grammy-winning producer from southern Virginia.

King will share his transformational encounter with Epirotika moirologia, Ηπειρωτικά μοιρολόγια, (laments from Epirus) and his falling in love with the music and people of the land. He will also talk about the connection of these northwestern Greek “blues” to American southern blues and discuss his recent book, Lament from Epirus with SPGH Chairman Dr. Vassilis Koliatsos and members of the audience. King will play many rare examples of southern blues music and demotika from the original 78 rpm discs for the audience. Copies of his book, as well as CDs and LPs will also be available for sale at the event.

Dress code: Jacket and tie for gentlemen, business attire for ladies.

Christopher C. King has studied philosophy and music theory and curates a boutique, Grammy-nominated and winning label, Long Gone Sound, specializing in remastered pre-war rural American music and Eastern European and Balkan recordings. His Lament from Epirus was reviewed in The National Herald as well as the New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, and The Wire, among others.

RSVP for the free event on Eventbrite, search: An American in Epirus.

RELATED

ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Mission…to Alonnisos, a TNH Documentary

O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.