Sound can carry one away, and great music can take one right beyond personality, right beyond time, beyond thought and into a place of awe where it becomes almost an insult to try to describe how exquisite it is.

Dine Doneff and Maria Dafka were playing here tonight, the music of Macedonia and Albania. Their wonderful musicianship and insight were a magic carpet into that other place, and all one had to do was listen quietly and be transported. These are cultural treasures of a very high order.