The Encyclopaedia of Albanian Folk Iso-Polyphony, with text in Albanian and English is now available.
Iso-Polyphony is an exceptionally beautiful and uniquely Albanian folk musical form that is a UNESCO-approved as “A Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”.
The encyclopedia, which is prepared by ethnomusicologist Prof. Dr. Vasil S. Tole, an expert on iso-polyphonic music, is now published in English and Albanian + CD included best iso-polyphonic music of Albania, will be the first comprehensive reference source of Iso-Polyphonic music.
The Encyclopedia will be a valuable resource for foreign musicians, ethnomusicologists, and other scholars interested in Albania’s musical heritage.
The project is made possible through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Program, created by the U.S. Congress in 2001. Albania is one of the eligible countries and this year it joins 76 other recipient countries and 87 projects that total over $3 million worldwide. The U.S. gave $24,000 to produce “Encyclopedia of Albania’s Iso-polyphony”
More information at www.isopolifonia.com.