Recently we had a friend visit us here in Shkodera from a town near Tirane, and we started talking about music.
He reminded me of a style of music here in Albania that I was introduced to by a friend called Polyphonic music. A hypnotic sound of voices, calls, and story telling all in one sound! Its quite extraordinary stuff!
When we first arrived here in the Balkans, we had this CD by Goran Bregovic.
It has become the soundtrack of our lives here. And if I had an 'Desert Island disc' choice, I would choose one of the songs from this album.
The song below is called 'Babylon' from the album, 'The Silence of the Balkans' by Goran Bregovic