Ramadan Sokoli

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Ramadan Sokoli (14 June 1920 – 12 March 2008) was an Albanian ethnomusicologist, musician, composer and writer. He is regarded as one of the most distinguished scholars of the Albanian and Balkan music.[1][2]

Ramadan Sokoli was born on June 14, 1920 in Shkodër. He graduated from the elementary and highschool of Shkodër before moving to Florence to study musicology. After World War II he created and became the head of the department of musical folklore. Sokoli is considered to be a pioneer of Albanian ethnomusicology.[3] His work on Ottoman music modes and practices in Balkan music has been regarded as one of the most important ones on the subject.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cooper, David; Kevin Dawe (2005). The Mediterranean in music: Critical perspectives, common concerns, cultural differences. Scarecrow Press. p. 30. ISBN 0-8108-5407-4. 
  2. ^ Kola, Astrit. "Ramadan Sokoli, patriarku i etnomuzikologjisë shqiptare" (in Albanian). Zemra Shqiptare. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Ahmedaja, Ardian; Gerlinde Haid (2008). European voices: Multipart singing in the Balkans and the Mediterranean. European Voices. 1. Böhlau Verlag Wien. p. 212. ISBN 3-205-78090-6.