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Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Feb 1st 2015 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Vellezerit Curri & Laver Bariu “Te sheshet t puset” from Zbresin Nga Leusa Taborre Taborre (supersonic) —The Curri brothers with the great Clarinet player Laver Bariu, who died last yearBuy it!
Jakup Kalivaci “Gajde” from Valle populore dasmash (Super FM studio) —"Gajde" means "bagpipe" in most Balkan languages, and also, in some areas to a dance type. This piece is typical, with its drone-like quality.Buy it!
Dashuri Hysa & Fiqerete Doko “Krushqë” from Loz një mollë, loz një ftua (Elrodi) —southern Harmony, but this time with womenBuy it!
Behar Hoxha, clarinet & Gëzim Hoxha “Xhixhile” from Bilbilet e Vrionit —a very well-known song in Albania, here given the southern harmony traditional approachBuy it!
Behar Hoxha “(valle)” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë vol. 1Buy it!
Behar Hoxha “(kaba)” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë vol. 1 —another Kaba and Valle (dance) pair from one of the better clarinet players at work today in Albania.Buy it!
Ansambli I Tiranes “Valle Gorashe Korçare” from Kenge e valle nga Shqiperia (ARC 2000) —a famous, even infamous, dance from Korça, an important town near the southern border with Greece.Buy it!
Ansambli I Tiranes “Kaba Korçare” from Kenge e valle nga Shqiperia (ARC 2000) —"Kaba" gets translated as "heavy", but it refers to a free-form slow piece - almost a lament, and often played in lower register on a clarinet, although this player covers all the registers. As here, it is often followed by a piece in a dance rhythm.Buy it!
Ali dhe Mukadez Kondi & ork. Adrian Jorgji “Mbolla dyvreshta në male” from Devolli Këndon (Super Sonic) —another song by the same group, this time in dance rhythm -PogonishtëBuy it!
Ali dhe Mukadez Kondi & ork. Adrian Jorgji “Ku do ta shkojmë dimrin” from Devolli Këndon (Super Sonic) —a slow song in South Albanian style ("Tosk", usually divided into Lab and Çam, dialect) - polyphonic, and more clarinet, laouto, violin and light percussion in accompanimentBuy it!
Violeta Kukaj “Nuse ne katund” from 1000 vjet valle Tropoje (Elrodi 2009) —one last piece from Tropoja in the northeast., this one with some nice Gypsy sax playingBuy it!
Eli Fara (with Merita Halili) “Kolazh (Mora Rrugen per Janine)” from Përtej (Fuga) —a suite of Southern and Central Albanian songs by 2 of the best known singers in Albania.Buy it!
Merita Halili & Raif Hyseni “Ani more nuse” from 100 Vjet Muzike ((private) 2012) —The female singer is a recording star in Albania, but recently moved to New York, where she performs with her husband, who comes from Kosovë. This was recorded live.Buy it!
Liri Rasha “Shkurta e Hoklit” from Nusja me te bardha (Elrodi) —This is more a central Albanian sound, as well as having a more modern "studio " Sound.Buy it!
Vera Laçi “Oj Xhemile” (Elrodi 2008) —This Tropoja song is in alternate 5/8 & 7/8Buy it!
Lekë Pecnikaj “Një sy Hanë e tjetrin Diell” from Kengë Dasme (Elrodi) —another song from Tropoja, this one in 9/8Buy it!
Fatmire Brecani “S'na la ky Marak (duet with Z. Beka)” from Kercimtarja (Elrodi)Buy it!
Fatmire Brecani “Potpuri Tropojane” from Fatmire Brecani (Albanota) —More Geg music , but from around Tropoja, farther south and east.Buy it!
Esat Ruka And His Ensemble “Moj e Mire e Holle/You Slender-Waisted Beauty” from Ballads And Popular Songs (Long Distance 2001) —This is Geg dialect (northern) Albanian music - the whole northern area is mostly mountainous, and the music there is very different from that of the south.Buy it!
Shkurte Fejza, Shyhrete Behluli, Remzie Osmani, Motrat Mustafa “Potpuri 3 (Kalavesh po vjen Fatbardha…)” from Bilbilat e Mushtishtit (Chill Out 2009) —a very long set from Kosovë, with 3 singers who grew up together and have set up a sort of village institute for folk song in their part of Kosovë. They sing in the local Albanian dialect. When recording they do not sing with traditional instrumentationBuy it!
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