Holst-Warhaft publishes book on music of the Aegean Islands

Thu, 12/02/2021

Gail Holst-Warhaft, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature and a member of the Graduate Field at Cornell's Department of Music, has recently published her book Nisiotika: Music, Dances, and Bittersweet Songs of the Aegean Islands. The book focuses on the Greek tradition of nisiotika, the music and songs that are played and sung at festivals and celebrations on the islands of the Aegean. Building on the work of pioneering musicologists and through independent research into the songs themselves, recordings and interviews, Gail Holst-Warhaft turns the same discerning eye on nisiotika as she did in her book on rembetika, Road to Rembetika.