Female vocal ensemble Isokratisses both uphold and reinterpret one of the world’s oldest remaining folk music traditions: the polyphonic songs of Epirus. Thanks to the vast mountain ranges of Albania and a terra firma already pretty remote from Western influence, these laments remained an insular force of celebration and hardship for centuries, passed down generation by generation. Isokratisses are the latest wielders of this singular musical heritage, its elemental power still intact and untainted from Byzantine times to this present day.
Thursday Dec 3rd 2020
Introducing our new video series 'Hi! How Are You?'; watch the first episode, feat. RP Boo, Maria Chavez, and Isokratisses
Wednesday May 13th 2020
Photo series: Hidden Musics at LGW19, captured by Melanie Marsman
Thursday May 7th 2020
A force of celebration & hardship: listen to Isokratisses perform the polyphonic folk songs from Epirus at LGW19
Friday Sep 20th 2019