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Elina Duni in between Worlds: Jazz & Albanian Folk Songs

If you are a Jazz fan, you might consider looking at the astonishing collection “Matane Malit” of the jazz singer Elina Duni. I have to admit that I was quite impressed by her artistic way of transforming Balkan folk into a transfixing jazz improvisation. Her quartet plays these mournful melodies with deep respect to core traditional subjects such as; love, hardship, honor, lust, and death. Though you might not understand the Albanian lyrics, you certainly will be moved by her terrific interpretation and nuanced songs. She also has a wide repertoire in other Balkan languages. Find more @ http://www.elinaduni.com


Credit: Photographer © Blerta Kambo