Astronauts of Albania CD Release Party

CD Release Party

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7 to 9pm

Tickets $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Folk-Jazz

Albanian folk music with a twist
“..a unique blend of traditional melodies and state-of-the-art playing, always with a sharp and clear focus on melody and rhythm.”

CDs will be on sale before and after the performance.

Featuring the music of Astronaut of Albania

Held at The Gallery, 480 Main Street, Malden

This event will be rich with music, food, and great people...and of course the opportunity to buy the CD, art, jewelry, and much more.

CD's available for sale.

Geni Skendo - Alto/Bass flute, Shakuhachi Ben Levin - Guitars Eden Ryaz - Cello/Voice George Lernis - Percussion

Astronauts of Albania (AOA), rather than being an ironically named hipster band, is actually led by Albanian emigre flutist Geni Skendo, a true musical explorer whose life adventure has brought him to the Boston area. The group plays the Albanian folk music of Skendo's youth, as refracted through his experience in jazz, classical and global music. Even the instrumentation tells the story: shakuhachi and bass flute, guitar, bass, and drums. Distinctive, odd meter Balkan grooves provide both a skeleton for dazzling solos and a contrast with free-improvised sections; sonic excursions spin out of international instrumentation and lead in surprising directions. 

AOA provides a unique blend of traditional melodies and state-of-the-art playing, always with a sharp and clear focus on melody and rhythm.
https://genimusic.com/astronauts-of-albania