Episode 5

Meet us on the Dance Floor: Getting to Know Panayotis League, Part I

Published on: 13th October, 2021

Panayotis (Paddy) League is a performer, composer, ethnomusicologist, and author specializing in the traditional music, oral poetry, and dance of the Greek Aegean islands (as well as Northeast Brazil, the West of Ireland, and the wide world of electric guitar music). He focuses in particular on the violin, laouto (steel-string lute), and tsambouna (goatskin bagpipe) music of Kalymnos and Western Crete, performing and recording throughout Greece and the diaspora and publishing widely in academic and popular journals and online spaces. His book Echoes of the Great Catastrophe: Re-Sounding Anatolian Greekness in Diaspora, recently published by University of Michigan Press, explores the legacy of Late Ottoman intercommunality in the music and dance practices of the descendants of Greek refugees from Asia Minor. Panayotis is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Florida State University and serves as Director of the Center for Music of the Americas. He was recently named a Master Artist by the Florida Folklife Program for his work developing and disseminating the art of Kalymnian vocal and instrumental music in his home community of Tarpon Springs, Florida.

James A. Notopouolos Collection of Modern Greek Ballads and Songs


Modern Greek Studies Association


Episode Music: Panayotis League, Michalis Kappas nd Irene Karavokiros

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Chronicling Greek and Cypriot folk dance and music.
Chronicling Greek and Cypriot folk dance and music, one episode at a time, with guests from across the globe. Hosted by @mariaseva9 @givi351 and guest cohosts.