Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Mar 13th 2011 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Olimpia Zica “Marică, feată armână” (Electrecord 2005) —This is an Arumân (Vlach ethnic group from northern Greece/southern Albania - the language is similar to Romanian) singer whose family moved to Romania from southern AlbaniaBuy it!
Ensemble Tirana “Mora Rrugën Për Janinë” from Chants polyphoniques d'Albanie (Arco Iris 1998) —I took the road to Yanina (now in modern Greece) - our first selection in a program devoted to music from southern AlbaniaBuy it!
famille Lela de Permet “Kaba c'u keput Njekembemali” from famille Lela de Permet (Indigo) —Permet (or Përmet) is one of the great centers of the south Albanian music styleBuy it!
Ensemble Tirana “Mo Marë Ciften” from Chants polyphoniques d'Albanie (Arco Iris 1998)Buy it!
Laver Bariu and group “Do Marr Çiften Do Dal Per Gjah” from Songs from the City of Roses (Globe Style)Buy it!
Laver Bariu with Vëllezërit Curri “Sy kaleshe” from Zbresin nga Leusa tabore, tabore (SuperSonic records)Buy it!
Laver Bariu with Vëllezërit Curri “Te sheshet te puset” from Zbresin nga Leusa tabore, tabore (SuperSonic records)Buy it!
Hekuran Xhamballi “Qyqe behari” from Kaba & Valle d'Albanie (Al Sur 2000) —a "Kaba" (slow lament, with much improvisation) The title here refers to the Cuckoo in SpringBuy it!
Hekuran Xhamballi “Valle Pogonishtë from Myzeqe” from Kaba & Valle d'Albanie (Al Sur 2000) —"Pogonishtë" (Pogonissios in Greek) refers to a 4-measure dance commonly done in the entire area, on both sides of the border. The name refers to the town of Pogoni, now in GreeceBuy it!
Bilbilet e Viorit “Xhixhile, moj Xhixile” from Bilbilet e Viorit (Elrodi music) —a south Albanian semi-traditional version of this famous song. There is a YouTube of this performance.Buy it!
Ilias Kranias and group “Gigile” from Gipsy Songs of Albania (Fanirea) —here performed by Albanian Rom who left Albania for Greece in the 1980'sBuy it!
Hristos Raptis “Xhixhile” from Kenget e Vendit Tim (HXO) —the night club version of this song..Buy it!
Ardit Gjebrea “Xhixhile” from Me yjet e ritit (self 2000) —and the hip hop versionBuy it!
Arben Topalli “Kaba” from Valle dhe Kaba me Klarinetë vol. 2 (FM Studio Univers) —a slow tune, followed by a slow dance tuneBuy it!
Shaban Çela “Valle Bardasheshit” from Valle dhe Kaba me Klarinetë vol.2 (FM Studio Univers) —the title is approximate, based on the rhythm. the actual titles are not given on the CDBuy it!
Shaban Çela “Valle” from Valle dhe Kaba me Klarinetë (FM Studio Univers)Buy it!
Ilir Sula “Kaba” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë vol. 1 (FM Studio Univers)Buy it!
Spartak Kurteshi “Valle dhe Gajdë” from Valle dhe Kaba me klarinetë, vol. 1 (FM Studio Univers) —this dance piece ends with a bagpipe imitation tuneBuy it!
Eli Fara “Më e mira je” from më thotë zemra ((private)) —an updating of the south Albanian polyphonic vocal styleBuy it!
Eli Fara “Ra Dëbora” from më thotë zemra ((private)) —traditional instrumentation and vocal style, plus drum machine and electric guitarBuy it!
irini Qirjako “Barbaro Vasiliko” from Sorke Moj (Elrodi) —in Greece this would be called a sta tria, and, in fact the singer is of the Greek minority living in Albania. see YouTube for more of her vocals and "scenery"Buy it!
irini Qirjako “Potpuri Gjirokastrite” from Sorke Moj (Elrodi) —The "Gjirokastër" of the title refers the fabulous town of southern Albania that still has a store of astounding multi-storied stone merchant's houses. The name comes from the Greek "Argirokastron" - "silver fortress"Buy it!
Nazif Çela “Mirëmëngjes o interes” from Mirëmëngjes o interes! (FM Studio Univers) —this is an older, much respected, folk singer, here given the contemporary treatmentBuy it!
Grupi Tepelenes “Ali Pasha” from Ali Pashai (Shqipja 2000) —the song is about a 19th century Albanian despot/freedom fighterBuy it!
Grupi Tepelenes “Te kroi përtej në zalle” from E bukur si hëna (FM Studio Univers)Buy it!
Kurbeti “Alma” from Kurbeti: Music Of Albania's Gypsies (FM Records 2005) —Albanian Roma music recorded in GreeceBuy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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