The Arbëreshë people, also known as Italo-Albanian or Arbëreshët e Italisë, are the descendants of the Albanian who fled to Italy between the 14th and 18th centuries as a consequence of the Ottoman invasion of the Balkans.
Taulant Mehmeti: Jazz Duo 2015
Jazz Duo Taulant Mehmeti on guitar, with Fima Chupakhin keyboard performance at the 2015 Culture Forum. Taulant Mehmeti, Kosovo born Albanian guitarist and a recent graduate from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is a natural improviser, drawing upon the rich Balkan rhythms and gypsy music he grew up hearing and playing. Along with his deep interest in jazz and Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Wes Montgomery as major influences, his musical sensibility is equally informed by funk, rock, and world music genres. Taulant’s music weaves these bright strands into a shimmering tapestry of his own creation.
The New York City’s Chelsea Arts District
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
437 West 16th Street
More about the event here: The Culture Forum 2015