Culture

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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Ermal Meta and Rita Ora will perform in Tirana

June will start in the best possible way for the citizens of Tirana. Two super events will take place on the 1st and 3rd of June, when Ermal Meta and Rita Ora will bring an unforgettable experience , and together with other artists of the Albanian stage, will perform for the public during two nights that will be remembered for ...

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The ”Pyramid” will turn into a multi-functional center for the youth

  The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, presented the project for the revitalization and transformation of the Pyramid of Tirana, into a large multifunctional center for the youth. Mayor Veliaj declared that this project will completely change the current building, putting it in service of innovation, technology, art and culture, not only in Albania, but to the entire region. Present ...

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Three Albanian projects compete for the “Urban Public Space 2018” international award

There are three Albanian projects that are nominated for the international awards in architecture ‘’ Urban Public Space 2018’’, ‘’Scanderbeg Square’’, the renovation of Himara and Vlora’s promenade. The international jury of ‘’Urban Public Space 2018’’ has selected 25 projects for this year’s competition, and among those, there are three Albanian projects. The Albanian embassy in Holland, wrote that the ...

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EU Delegation supports the promotion of touristic potentials of Albania

The EU ambassador to Albania, Romana Vlahutin concluded her visit to Korca, in the framework of the Europe’s Week. ‘’ The preservation of our heritage is related with economy, with social responsibility, but above all with our moral and historic duty towards the previous and upcoming generations’’-declared Ambassador Vlahutin during the event ‘’ A journey through cultural and natural wonders ...

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Festival of Colors comes for the first time in Tirana

The ‘’Festival of Colors ‘’ comes to Tirana. The famous Indian traditional festival ‘’Holi’’ that marks the end of winter and the coming of spring, was organized in Tirana, in cooperation with the municipality of Tirana and other associations. This is the first year for Tirana, that holds such festival. Concerts, shows, entertainment and most of all , colors, were ...

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A new attraction added to the Artificial Lake Park in Tirana

  The Lake Park of Tirana is now house of a modern pier, made for anchoring small vessels, paddle boats or canoes, an investment of the Municipality of Tirana, in cooperation with the Albanian Red Cross Organization. The pier will hold the name of the founder of this organization and the Nobel Prize winner, Hendry Dunant. This lake used to ...

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Albania’s journey to Eurovision Song Contest

RTSH first showed interest in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, applying forA�that year’s contest. The first Albanian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest was decided through the long-standing Albanian song contest,A�Song Festival, an annual activity organized by Albania Radio Television. The winner ofA�the 42nd Song FestivalA�would go on to represent Albania in its first Eurovision Song Contest. The winner ...

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Bushpepa’s fiery performance at the Eurosong

Eugen Bushpepa’s performance was almost fiery at the Eurovision in Lisbon and was qualified for the final night. Bushepepa has managed to secure a seat in the Eurovision 2018 finals of May 2018 being held in Lisbon, Portugal. Albanian music star Eugen Bushpepa, who represented Albania with the song “Mall,” winning at Fest ’56 in RTSH, gave an impressive performance ...

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