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Born in Albania, Eda Zari grew up in a family of musicians, living and breathing the music of one of the most famous traditional Albanian music groups in the world – Famille Lela dè Përmet. From a young age, she was familiar with the famous ‘iso’ drone (singing in unison) and the ‘kaba’ (powerful) polyphonic and modal instrumental improvisations that are characteristic of ancestral Albanian music. Her training as an opera singer allows her to express the full emotional range through contemporary interpretations. In her latest album, she harnesses her impressive technique to interpret deeply spiritual Byzantine musical harmonies. Eda Zari and her extraordinary musicians take you on an odyssey through cultures and history, from the splendour of Byzantium to the vast open spaces of the Balkans – a project that she recorded with the legendary trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.