Date: Thursday 9 November, 2017
Venue: Firth Hall
Duration: 1.5 hours + Interval
Advanced: £14.50 (Full Price)/£11 (Over 65/Unwaged/Staff)/£6 (Under 26/Student)
On the Door: £16 (Full Price)/£13 (Over 65/Unwaged/Staff)/£7 (Under 26/Student)Buy tickets »
Saze hails from the stark landscapes of Southern Albania with a polyphonic music which has the power to entrance any listener. 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 originating in the cradles of Saze around the beautiful towns of Korça and Përmet, opening a window into Albania’s fascinating musical traditions.
Music that beautifully navigates the different and the familiar