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Kaba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The semi-professional groups of southern Albania known as saze have consolidated some formal instrumental structures, among which kaba occupies a special place. Kaba, which in Turkish means ‘thick,’ ‘coarse,’ ‘crude,’ also ‘dense...

Southern Albanian Polyphonic Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The multipart singing repertory of Albania is diffused among South Albanian speakers, as well as some other ethnic communities. In a wider sense, the whole land, Toskëria, is inhabited by Albanians to the south of River Shkumbin (in...

Aheng Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The aheng in Albania indicates both an instrumental ensemble and a specific kind of music, aheng music, which is characterized by a Middle Eastern influence in the song’s linear melodic flow, curved melodic movements and mosaic-like...

Albania

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 3,582,205 (2003) The Republic of Albania is a southeastern European state with an Adriatic Sea coast and borders with Greece to the south and east, Macedonia...