Fluent in 5 languages: English, French, Italian, German & Albanian. Singing in 9 languages. Writing her own songs. Playing a number of instruments. Elina Duni is a striking artist with a busy European tour schedule promoting her latest ECM LP, Partir. It is a great pleasure to have her share some of her thoughts and sounds with our HocTok community.
Who is Elina Duni in her own words? What does Elina's music sound like?
I am an interpreter of folk music, Albanian folk music, but also of other folk music of the Mediterranean region. I am a storyteller. I take songs, which often come from folk tradition, and I arrange them, I change them incorporating jazz influences.