The Saz'iso Project

Date:Mon 06 Nov
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£11

The joys and sorrows of Southern Albanian song

Saze hails from the stark landscapes of Southern Albania - a polyphonic music with the power to entrance any listener, even if they are strangers to the culture of this long-isolated country. Urban instruments such as clarinet and violin took their inspiration from the iso-polyphonic singing of the villages where vocalists follow the ancient patterns of 'lead' and 'cutting' voices to improvise swirls around the melody, with moods ranging from aching, blues-like ‘kaba’ to joyful dances. This hand-picked ensemble includes some of the finest contemporary performers of this mesmerizing style originating in the cradles of Saze around the beautiful towns of Korça and Përmet, opening a window into Albania's fascinating musical traditions.

“mesmerising and deeply moving” - Joe Boyd, producer

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“mesmerising and deeply moving” 
Joe Boyd, producer

Bar & Box Office will be open 1 hour before show start time.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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