Ec Ec (Albania)


This is a dance in the Arbëreshë style composed by Roberto Bagnoli to the song “Ec Ec” by Skanderband. The Arbëreshë are an ethnic and linguistic Albanian minority community living in southern Italy, mostly concentrated in scattered villages in the region of Calabria, but also with a few minor settlements in the regions of Apulia, Basilicata, Molise and Sicily. They are the descendants of mostly Tosk Albanian refugees who fled Albania between the 15th and 18th centuries as a result of the Ottoman Empire’s invasion of the Balkans. The Arbëreshë speak Arbëresh, an old variant of Albanian spoken in southern Albania, known as Tosk Albanian. Presented by Roberto Bagnoli at the Stockton Folk Dance Camp 2017. Dance notes…

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