Culture

“Telegraph”: Illyrian lands, the history with many chapters of ancient Albania should not be lost

Take the waterfall away from the water and leave the coffee tables on the sidewalks along the “Epidam” boulevard. Then we turn left from the left onto the Castle Road and a hot day of XXI Century Albania is melted, leaving the second century AD and the Roman Empire in all its help. Surrounded by a modern-style house built here ...

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Thousands of Albanian-Americans took part in the Albanian Parade in Manhattan

“Albanian Parade” was held in Manhattan, an annual event involving thousands of Albanian-Americans. The parade under the red and black colors aims at the introduction of Albanian values to many foreign citizens and tourists who visit the city. Albanian music, black and red dresses, national flags and American flags dominated the parade. The initiator of the Albanian Parade in the United States ...

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Ermonela Jaho, candidate for UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Minister of Culture Mirela Kumbaro officially presented the candidacy of the world-renowned Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho as Ambassador of the Goodwill in UNESCO, to put her name, voice and fame into the service of UNESCO’s causes and projects. She emphasized that it would be in the honor of the Organization to engage a woman and an artist of this level to ...

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Take a look round Kala, Albania’s first International Music Festival

France and Canada have both laid claims to their own Riviera, spawning luxury holiday resorts in the former and a dance music movement in the latter that has sent ripples round the world. Albania doesn’t immediately spring to mind as another of these destinations, but hidden away to the east of Italy sits a pristine coastline largely untouched by tourism ...

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Rita Ora electrified the public as she performed in Tirana

The renowned international singer Rita Ora performed in Tirana on Sunday evening, part of a huge show organized by the  Municipality of Tirana. The fans filled the entire ‘’Scanderbeg’’ square, waiting for Ora to perform her music, which is very popular among the youth of Albania and not only. The moment she stood up the stage, the public welcomed her ...

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The transformed Amphitheatre at the Lake Park opens its gates for the public

The famous open Amphitheatre at the Lake Park in Tirana will be inaugurated this evening, at an event full of surprises, organized by the Municipality of Tirana. In his Twitter account, Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj published a photo of his when he was a kid, visiting for the first time the amphitheatre. ‘’For the first time at the Amphitheatre ...

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Ferdinand Deda, an icon of Albanian music and composition

Ferdinant Deda was born  in the town of Peqin on February 5, 1941. After graduating from the Music School in Tirana, he went to Prague in 1960, where he studied at the Prague Music Academy; in 1962 he continued his studies in Tirana. As a student, he has conducted concerts for  the Radio Tirana Symphony Orchestra and the Albanian state ...

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”Space Zero”, the successful Albanian project in the annual Venice Biennale

With a symbolic known onto an old typical Tirana door, the capital of Albania announced the opening of the 16th edition of the Architecture Biennale in Venice, for the foreign personalities of art and architecture and for many Albanian and foreign artlovers. Accompanied by the Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro and the Albanian ambassador to Italia, Anila Bitri, Mayor of ...

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Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, renowned Albanian patriot and poet

Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, best known under his pen name Asdreni, was one of the most well-known Albanian poets and renowned Albanian patriot.  One of his most recognizable poems is the Albanian National Anthem, ‘’ Himni i Flamurit’’. Born in the village of Drenovë, in 11 April 1872, near Korca, he studied at a Greek school in his village. His father passed away  when he was just thirteen. In 1885, ...

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Gjirokastra to undergo second phase of ”Urban Renaissance”

Gjirokastra is one of the cities in Albania that went through the Urban Renaissance and now the second phase of the works in the framework of this program will be reactivated in September, after the end of the touristic season. The first phase of the program saw the intervention in 10 residential blocks at the Bazaar Pass. Pm Edi Rama ...

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