Third Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Myth, Mimesis, and Mimicry: Rebetic and Byzantine Echoes in Traditional Greek Music

Date: Nov 14, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415

Panayotis League discusses the intersection of Greek Orthodox liturgical music and rebetika in the music of insular Greece.


Panayotis League, Harvard University and Hellenic College

Panayotis (Paddy) League is among the forefront of his generation of scholar-practitioners of traditional Greek music. A PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University and Instructor of Modern Greek Studies at Hellenic College, he researches traditional music, oral poetry, and dance in insular Greece and the Greek diaspora. He has published articles and reviews in the Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Classics@, Journal of Greek Media and Culture, and Journal of the Society for American Music and given lectures on Greek, Irish, and Brazilian music at institutions such as Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College, the University of Missouri at Saint Louis, and the Federal Universities of Minas Gerais and Paraíba (Brazil). An active performer on violin, various lutes, the tsambouna bagpipe, and percussion, Mr. League has participated in festivals and concerts across Greece, Turkey, Europe, and the Americas and been featured on over 100 recordings. His most recent recording project, Traditional Music and Songs from Kalymnos, will be released this winter.