Occur Goes Global - The Music of Albania

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Much of the traditional folk music of Albania is “rugged and heroic,” according to World Music, Vol. 1: Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The same goes for its current music scene. Someone like guitar virtuoso Bledar Sejko is as aggrandized as Paul Bunyan, and even pop stars like Elvana Gjata dare to protest human rights violations in song. New technologies such as synthesizers complement historical flutes called kavals and the double-stringed çifteli. Let’s explore... READ MORE