Episode 10

Meet us on the dance floor: Getting to know Christopher C. King

Published on: 22nd March, 2021

Christopher C. King is a Grammy-winning producer, musicologist as well as a prominent 78 rpm collector. He has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post, and has written for the Paris Review, the Oxford American and Airmail News.

Christopher was born and raised in southwest Virginia and studied philosophy at Radford University. Over the course of the last ten years, he has researched the tradition of Greek demotika songs, especially in Epirus. In 2018, W.W. Norton published his book, Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music, to wide critical acclaim. His book was named one of the top ten books of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal and Christopher has presented his work at the New York Public Library, the Gennadius Library of Athens as well as the Athens Conservatoire, among other venues.

He currently splits his time between the United States and Greece.

Lament From Epirus is available for purchase on Amazon.com

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Chronicling Greek and Cypriot folk dance and music.
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