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Fieldwork for Every Island Has Its Own Song: Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebration (Video 41-42)

Type:

Moving Image

Date:

1988

Item:

Video recording

Series:

S1615

Item ID:

FV-16 - FV-17

General Note/Comment

  • Two video cassettes. (FV-16 also contains copies of videos 39 & 40). The Epiphany of Our Lord is a Christian rite celebrated within the Eastern Orthodox faith. Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to make known, and refers to the visit of the Magi to Christ, thereby making him known to the world. It is the climax of the twelve days of Christmas. Tarpon Springs boasts a large Greek American community. Created for the Every Island Has Its Own Song project. The finished product was a documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family, and the Tarpon Springs Greek community he lived in. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. Offenbach narrated. Folklorist Michael researched, wrote and produced, and Yvonne Bryant was assistant producer.

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