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|Albanian folk iso-polyphony|
A traditional male group performing
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2008 (3rd session)|
All four regions of Albania, Lalëria (Myzeqe), Toskëria, Çamëria, and Labëria, have the polyphonic song as part of their culture. A related form of polyphonic singing is found in northern Albania:, in the area of Peshkopi; Kaçanik in Kosovo; Polog, Tetovo, Kičevo and Gostivar in Macedonia; and Malësia in northern Albania and southern Montenegro.
Labëria is particular well-known for multipart singing; songs can have two, three, or four parts. Two-part songs are sung only by women. Three-part songs can be sung by men and women. Four part songs are a Labërian specialty. Research has shown that four-part songs developed after three part ones, and that they are the most complex form of polyphonic singing.
The Gjirokastër National Folklore Festival, Albania, (Albanian: Festivali Folklorik Kombëtar), has been held every five years in the month of October since 1968, and it has typically includes many polyphonic songs.