Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Nov 25th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Ansambli I Tiranes “Kaba Korçare” from Kenge e valle nga Shqiperia (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 2000) —This show celebrates the 100th anniversary of the independence of Albania from the Ottoman Turkish Empire, November 28, 1912. We start with music from Korça, a town that has always had a mixed population of Albanians, Greeks, and some Vlachs and Roma. ABuy it!
Laver Bariu “Gjëtheza” from Songs From The City Of Roses (Ace / GlobeStyle 1995) —this amazing recording, done in secret in an appartment in Përmet, shows south Albanian traditional polyphony at its bestBuy it!
Vellezerit Curri & Laver Bariu “C'ja Thoshte Bilbili” from Zbresin Nga Leusa Taborre Taborre (supersonic) —This now impossible to get CD is possibly the best recording ever made to traditional southern Albanian instrumental and vocal music, and features an all-star lineup.Buy it!
Laver Bariu “Kaba” from Zbresin Nga Leusa Taborre Taborre (supersonic) —another free-form lament, followed by a slow pogonishtë in 2/4Buy it!
Vellezerit Curri & Laver Bariu “Sy kaleshe” from Zbresin Nga Leusa Taborre Taborre (supersonic)Buy it!
Ensemble Tirana “Do marr çiften (I'll take my rifle)” from Polyphonic Chants From Albania (Arco/Iris 1996) —This is a performing group devoted to the unaccompanied vocal polyphonic music of southern Albania. It consists of 4 men and one woman, the well-known irini Qirjako who has several solo recordings out as well as her work with this groupBuy it!
Laver Bariu “Medley : Trëndafili Fletë Fletë/O Borzilok” from Songs From The City Of Roses (Ace / GlobeStyle 1995)Buy it!
Ansambli I Tiranes “Valle Gorashe Korçare” from Kenge e valle nga Shqiperia (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 2000) —This quintessential Southern Albanian dance has a slow section where the lead dancers are almost horizontal during part of the step; during the fast part, the lead dancer "falls back" onto the others in the line, and is thrown back up into a vertical posiBuy it!
Hekuran Xhambali “Kaba De Lushnje” from Kabà & Vàlle d'Albanie (Al Sur 2000) —The track is mislabeled: it is not a Kaba from Lushnje. It is a Valle Dyshe (dance for two men) from Lushnje, Myzeqare region, followed by a women’s dance tune.This Roma musician plays in both traditional Albanian and the newer Roma tradition (the later tBuy it!
Spartak Kurteshi “(kaba)” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë vol. 1 (Studio Univers)Buy it!
Spartak Kurteshi “(valle and Gajda))” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë vol. 1 (Studio Univers)Buy it!
Jakup Kalivaci “(pogonishtë)” from Vazheza nga Vlora ((self)) —The clarinet player is Albanian from Gjirokastër, but the rest of the band is from the Greek speaking minorityBuy it!
Shaban Çela “(valle)” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë vol. 2 (Studio Univers) —an extremely complex rhythm opens this, followed by a more regular 7/8Buy it!
Shaban Çela “(valle)” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë vol. 2 (Studio Univers)Buy it!
Hekuran Xhambali “Besèna Rovèna Me Ćhave / "They Stay And Cry, My Children" [Rromani Song From Albania]” from Kabà & Vàlle d'Albanie (Al Sur 2000) —In the modern style played mostly by Roma musiciansBuy it!
Fatmire Brecani “Potpuri Tropojane” from Fatmire Brecani (Albanota) —This begins the part of the show devoted from Gheg-dialect northern regions of Albania. The singer comes from Tropoja, near the border with FYR Macedonia.Buy it!
Lekë Pecnikaj “Një sy Hanë e tjetrin Diell” from Kengë Dasme (Elrodi) —a song in 9/8, divided 2+2+2+3Buy it!
Liri Rasha “Kur ma ktheve shpinen (Kenge Kurbeti)” from Nusja me te bardha (Elrodi) —an old-style tune given a very modern instrumentationBuy it!
Fatmire Brecani “Çike e bukur” from Moje mire vetull holle (Elrodi) —Fatmire Breçani again, but in a later recordingBuy it!
Gezim Salaj & Ramazan Islami - Grupi "Arb" “Matan bregut/O ç'më ka vra dashnija jote” from Për Knaqësinë e Shpirtit (Fenix 2004) —this band comes from the area around Shkodër in the north, on the Montengrin border.Buy it!
Esat Ruka And His Ensemble “Moj e Mire e Holle/You Slender-Waisted Beauty” from Ballads And Popular Songs (Long Distance 2001) —In addition to being a musician, Esat Ruka is also a folklorist and has put out music of traditional village musicians as wellBuy it!
Enver Batllava & Riza Selimi “Moj Martin” from Flamurin e Kemi Në Zemër (Ardi 2011) —this is a group from Kosovë (Kosovo)Buy it!
Eli Fara “Osman Taka” from më thotë zemra ((private)) —and now we are back into the southern style, but with one of the great contemporary interpreters of the styleBuy it!
Eli Fara “Të Dua për Vete” from Eli Fara ((private))Buy it!
Ardit Gjebrea “Xhixhile - Ardit Gjebrea” from Me yjet e vitit 2000 ((self)) —a sendup of many different styles, by one of Albania's most innovative artistsBuy it!
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