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date: 18 October 2019

Nure, Nevruz [Lulushi ]locked

  • Vasil S. Tole

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[Lulushi ]

(b Korçë, Albania, March 23, 1954; d Korçë, April 23, 1990). Albanian folk clarinettist . Master of the iso-polyphonic repertory associated with Korçë during the second half of the 20th century. Lulushi grew up in a family of folk music performers, and he began to play folk instruments such as accordion and clarinet at a very young age. His grandmother, Qerime, was a singer of the Korca saze in the 1930s. As a member of the Ensemble Skënderbeu (1978), Lulushi performed dozens of instrumental iso-polyphony pieces of southeast Albania. His saze was composed of 2 clarinets, 1 violin, 1 quena, 2 lutes, 1 accordion, and 1 frame drum. Lulushi has been appreciated as one of the top folk clarinettists of Korçë folk music. In addition to dozens of great performances already known as ‘…of Lulushi’s clarinet’, he has also contributed to the golden fund of instrumental music, with what is known as ‘Lulushi’s Kaba in Sol’ (...

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