Brief peformance notes:
An epik tells a story - the epic tradition in Balkan folk music is narrative, harking back to ages past, with a feeling of timelessness.
The Dance is inspired by Albanian folk music, using meters and rhythms reflecting the tribal cultural history of that nation.
Balkan folk music was passed down through the generations, keeping history alive, bringing communities together, and celebrating all the milestones of life. This piece pays tribute, in modern form, to that world.