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Panayotis League
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Panayotis (Paddy) League is an ethnomusicologist, performer, and composer specializing in the traditional music and oral poetry of the Greek islands, Northeastern Brazil, and Ireland. He holds a PhD from Harvard University, where he also serves as the Milman Parry Collection Fellow at the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature. His research has been published in Ethnomusicology, the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, the Harvard Review of Latin America, the Journal of Greek Media and Culture, and in edited collections such as Greek Music in America and the Ethnomusicologist's Cookbook Volume II. His forthcoming monograph Echoes of the Great Catastrophe: Re-Sounding Anatolian Greekness in Diaspora explores the rich music and dance traditions of Ottoman Greek refugees and their Boston-area descendants. He performs around the world on various fiddles, lutes, button accordion, percussion, and the tsambouna goatskin bagpipe, and was named a 2018 Traditional Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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