Albanian singers at the music festival in Gjirokaster. Credit: Gent Shkullaku, LSA

Albanian singers at the music festival in Gjirokaster. Credit: Gent Shkullaku, LSA

For the best part of the last century, Albania was totally isolated under one of the most brutal communist dictatorships. Little came out of that isolation, least its music, but since communism fell in 1990 people like London-based record producer Joe Boyd have started to discover Albania’s unique Saze folk music.

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