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Folk Music of Albania

Folk Music of Albania (12T154, blue label)

Folk Music of Albania
Recorded in the field by A.L. Lloyd

Topic Records 12T154 (LP, UK, 1966)

Folk Music of Albania (12T154, blue label) Folk Music of Albania (12T154, yellow label, 1980s)
Folk Music of Albania (TSCD904)

Topic Records TSCD904 (CD, UK, 1994)

Albania's turbulent past, with its patchwork history of occupation, has produced a traditional rural music of remarkable variety as well as great beauty. Unaccompanied heroic ballads, funeral laments and political and lyrical songs are interspersed with dance-tunes on various lutes, flutes and reed instruments and by small bands. Recorded in the field in 1965 by A.L. Lloyd.

Tracks

Side 1: North AlbaniaSide 2: South Albania
  1. Këngë Maje Krahi (mountain signal): Zef Deda
  2. Valle Lezhës (dance): Mark Pashku, çifteli
  3. Këngë Djepi (lullaby): Mri Jaku
  4. Ti Në Kodër Un Në Kodër (dance song): Tom Nikola,acc. çifteli
  5. Vajtim (funeral lament): Dila Gjoni
  6. Dhent Në Mrizë (shepherd melody): Martin Vata,fyell
  7. Kenga E Çun Mulës (ballad): Tom Marashi & Zef Deda
  8. Zenel Kadrija (ballad): Mark Pashku, acc. çifteli
  9. Melodi Baritone (pastoral melody): Gjon Shahini, zumare
  1. Valle e Gadjës (dance): Sadik Diko, gadjë & Reshit Shehu, daire
  2. O Bilbil Sakat, Sakat (lyrical song): Vangjel, Nikollaq, Kili and Kristo Dano
  3. Vatjim (shepherd tune): played by Sadik Diko, cyledyjare
  4. Llazore (ritual song): Kili Dano
  5. Avazi i Dy Motrave (instrumental improvisation): Qerim Baki, llaute acc. by Riza Muhaxhiri, llaute
  6. Do Dalim Nga Myzeqeja (political song): Vangiel, Nikollaq, Kili & Kristo Dano
  7. Kaba Vençe (instrumental improvisation):Refki Taho, clarinet, Hysen Zizolli, accordion & Ahmet Metolli, drum
  8. Fuat Bahani (historical song): Ali and Nevruz Kondi & group of peasants
  9. Valle Kolonjarçe (dance): Feim Feizo, gadjë & Riza Muhaxhiri, daire
  10. Kaba Me Gërnetë (instrumental improvisation): Rakip Muhaxhiri, clarinet, Festim Permeti, violin, Qerim Baki, llaute & Qerim Hajre, accordion