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2014 WTJU Folk Marathon: Chris King & Chris Leva Present Alexis Zoumbas and Greek Demotic Music

 

ALEXIS ZOUMBAS & GREEK DEMOTIC MUSIC

Presented by Christopher King and Chris Leva
as part of the 2014 WTJU Folk Marathon

Sunday, February 9, 2014
 
8-10pm (est)

  Original Artwork by Robert Crumb

Village musicians from the regions of Northern Greece and Southern Albania have produced some of the most enthralling, mesmerizing, and deeply moving pre-war music that the world has scarcely heard. The greatest violinist from this region, Alexis Zoumbas, has been carefully researched and presented in an upcoming collection by Christopher King, a Grammy-winning producer, writer, and sound engineer.

Join us when Mr. King and Chris Leva play 78s of auricular majesty from Albania, Greece, and Turkey with an emphasis on the musical alchemy of Alexis Zoumbas. Prepare to be transported to another time and place accessible on the radio only through the magic of WTJU.  This program will be part of the 2014 WTJU Folk Marathon.  You can stream the program anywhere in the world at wtju.net, or by using TuneIn.  To support WTJU, call 434-924-3959, or you can also donate on-line.

Photo by Dave Anderson

Christopher King is a re-mastering engineer, producer, and author.  He specializes in pre-war rural American music (with an emphasis on Cajun) and various Eastern European, Balkan and Mediterranean musics.

He started Long Gone Sound Productions in 1999.  He won a Grammy in 2002 and has been nominated six times in total.

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