Golden Harvest-The Music and Traditions of the Greek Spongers of Tarpon Springs

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Leesburg Public Library
Meeting Room A&B

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Hello-Unfortunately the presenter has cancelled this program due to long term health issues. We hope to host his program in the future. Very sorry for the cancellation!

Since Tarpon Springsā€™s Greek sponge diving industry was founded in the early 1900s, traditional Greek music, dance, and poetry have been at the center of the community. Much of this music is directly connected to the distinct culture that grew up around sponging on Greek islands over the centuries, and ranges from joyful dances to laments mourning divers lost under the waves. This presentation explores the rich cultural history of Tarpon Springs through its music, including live performances on violin, lute, goatskin bagpipes and songs in Greek and English.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Reservations are required.

Event Type(s): Arts & Entertainment, Community Engagement, Live In-Person
Age Group(s): Adults

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