Homesick­ness Blues

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“Homesick­ness Blues: Greek Im­mi­grants at the Base­ment of the USA” is a Greek Fes­ti­val per­for­mance de­signed by Kostas Vomvo­los to ex­plore the sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween early Amer­i­can swing and blues pieces and what is known as Greek “ur­ban” mu­sic im­mor­tal­ized in record­ings by Greeks who im­mi­grated to the USA. The per­for­mance in­cludes ex­cerpts from Maria Saran­topoulou-Oikono­mi­dou’s book “The Greeks of Amer­ica as I Saw Them,” pub­lished in 1916, in which she re­counts her ex­pe­ri­ences from a 1913 trip to the USA. The shows in the Pireos 260 venue’s gar­den start at 10 p.m. on both nights and tick­ets cost 13 eu­ros. Pireos 260, 260 Pireos, www.greek­fes­ti­val.gr

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