Elina Duni and her quartet performed at Cornish College’s PONCHO CONCERT HALL as the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival proceeds. Albanian vocalist Elina Duni, who was a treat to hear, appeared with fellow ECM recording artists pianist Colin Vallon, bassist Patrice Moret and drummer Norbert Pfammatter on her first U.S. tour this fall.
Her new album Matanë Malit (Beyond the Mountain) is an homage to Albania and a look at Balkan folk music through a jazz lens. Duni explores the region’s troubled history through songs of lovers, heroes, workers, shepherds, exiles and songs of resistance.
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