Folklife

Sign up for classes and workshops in traditional music and arts, and enjoy festivals celebrating traditions and culture.  


 

Greek Bouzouki with Leonidas Zafiris and Elias Poulos
SUNDAYS, 2-4 pm, APRIL 14 & 21
Adults (2-2:55 pm) Youth (3-4 pm)  Originally from Greece,

Originally from Greece, Leonidas Zafiris is an outstanding professional bouzouki musician and teacher who has relocated to the Tarpon Springs area. Prior to working in Toronto for the last several years, Zafiris played bouzouki for many of the top vocalists in Greece for over 25 years.  Born in Argos, Greece, Elias Poulos is known as a fine singer, but he is also an accomplished bouzouki musician.  His repertoire includes the latest hits from Greece as well as well-known dimotika, rembetika, nisiotika, and songs from throughout Greece.  Both Zafiris and Poulos currently perform in the band Ellada.

*There are a few bouzoukis available for young beginners.
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct.  $5 per class. 


Leonidas Zafiris - Greek bouzoukiLaouto Workshops with Leonidas Zafiris
Friday, April 11
Originally from Greece, Leonidas Zafiris is an outstanding professional musician and teacher who recently re-located to the Tarpon Springs area. Prior to working in Toronto for the last several years, Zafiris played bouzouki for many of the top vocalists in Greece for over 25 years. Zafiris currently performs in the band Ellada.
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct., Tarpon Springs.
Students should bring an instrument.
$5 per class


cookingCooking Classes
Saturdays, April 12 & 26, 12-2 pm
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct., Tarpon Springs
$20, $18 for members and student with ID

Excellent community cooks teach the delicious cuisine of the Greek islands and Cuba, and everyone enjoys a meal together after the class. Join us for food, fun, and fascinating cultural insights at the historic Safford House.

April 12 – Nikki Christu –halkitika makaronia (pasta & fried onions) and side dishes from the island of Halki

April 26 – Marisella Veiga–Cuban tambor de picadillo (shepherd’s pie with plantains), avocado/lettuce salad, and fresh fruit cocktail



Night in the Islands
Night in the Islands features live Greek music, dancing, and outdoor dining on the world famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.

Enjoy music by Florida’s Best Greek Bands: Odyssey plays April 26, May 3, June 7, November 1 Ellada plays July 12, August 2, September 6, October 4

FREE ADMISSION


 The Center for Gulf Coast Folklife offers a variety of programming focusing on traditional culture. Advance registration is highly recommended for cooking classes. Other classes can be paid for at the door. Please call 727-937-1130 or 942-5605 for more information. The CGCF is funded in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Folk & Traditional Arts Program.