Young British filmmaker Dan Shutt has picked the Albanian iso-polyphony to shoot his first documentary.

A sophisticated form of group singing, performed mostly by men in southern Albania, the Albanian iso-polyphony, is recognized by UNESCO as Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Dan Shutt’s ‘Washed by the Moon’ is a documentary exploring the ancient tradition of Këngë Labe, an ancient singing style unique to southern Albania, through the lives and stories of its legendary musicians.

With filming already in its final stage, the documentary is set for release at international film festivals from March 2018.

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