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In the music of southern Albania, heroic songs and epics are accompanied by a variety of instruments -- predominantly a one-string fiddle, the lahute, and a two-string lute, the sharki (also known as the cifteli). Love songs are usually sung by a performer without accompaniment but when singers do accompany themselves the instrument used is the sharki.

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Sharki: Love Songs of Istanbul
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Sharki: Love Songs of ...

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