The Music of Albania has ancient origins, in fact it was handed down from father to son only by oral tradition that there were no sheet from which young people could tap into for training music .
There are various types of musical genres, which show the numerous influences; traditional folklore music differs from the regions with major stylistic differences between the music of the Gheg in the north and the Toschi in the south.
. City "popular" music developed around the cities of Korça, Shkodra and Tirana. One of the most important festivals for the performance of Albanian traditional music is the National Folklore Festival of Argirocastra which is held every 5 years ALBANESI CANZONI.
From 1920 Albanian classical music was born. Important space also have the kënge të lehta that is light songs. Currently the musical genre that is enjoying great success in Albania is that of rap.
Albanian folk music can be divided into three stylistic groups, with other important and somewhat peculiar musical areas around the cities of Shkodër , Tirana and Korça ; the groups are the northern Gheg and the southern Lab and Toschi.
Traditions contrast in the "heroic and rough" tones of the north and the "relaxed and refined" ones of the south.
These disparate styles are united "by the intensity they both give to their music as a means of patriotic expression and a carrier vehicle for the narrative of oral history ", as well as certain characteristics like the use of rhythms such as 3/8 , 5/8 and 10/8. The first compilation of Albanian folk music was made by Pjetër Dungu in 1940.
Albania's political, military and cultural dominations by foreign elements have contributed to the country's modern music scene.