Kouventa stin Kouventa (Albania)


Kouventa stin Kouventa, meaning “Conversation”, was observed by Jaap Leegwater with some friends in a Greek restaurant in Amsterdam 2018. There was a nice performance going on by a visiting performing group from Greece. One of the dances they did was to this tune Kouventa stin Kouventa. Jaap was sitting next to Ivon Despotovic (the wife of the belated Ciga Despotovic. She agreed with Jaap that it was an Albanian (Kosovo) dance performed to a Greek song. A great modern recording, and Jaap was told, a hit in Greece. Jaap wrote down the steps. The second pattern was added by Jaap and Mea. Dance notes…

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