Culture

Ismail Kadare: The Conscience of His People

In three newly translated books, Albaniaa��s most renowned author demonstrates what he calls a�?the fundamental function of literature: maintaining the moral torch.a�? ByA�Sam Sacks In a 1985 essayA�on the tragedian Aeschylus, the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare argued that the most remarkable thing about the ancient Greeksa��even more than their invention of philosophy and democracya��was their sense of a�?collective regret.a�? A ...

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Aleksander Moissi commemorated by the Albanian embassy in Austria

Cultural heritage has turned into a symbol of close traditional ties between Austria and Albania. Under the slogan a�?a��Rediscover the similaritiesa��a��, the year of culture Austria-Albania, continues this time with a series of cultural activities, dedicated to the great actor of the Austrian and European stage, Aleksander Moisiu. With the support and cooperation with the Theatre Museum, and with the ...

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President Meta accorded the high title “Naim FrashA�ri” to the distinguished Albanian violinist, Ervis Gega

During his visit in Berlin, the President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, accorded the high title “Naim FrashA�ri” to the distinguished Albanian violinist, Ervis Gega. President Meta on this occasion expressed his deep appreciation for the contribution given by the distinguished violinist to the raising of Albania’s prestige in the international arena. “I have the privilege as a President of ...

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Mayor Veliaj: The new national theatre will cost a��30 million

The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj accompanied by the minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro, held a conversation with the community of artists, regarding the latest initiative of the government for building a new National Theatre. In his speech, mayor Veliaj shared his conviction that the project of the National Theatre will be a success story. He declared that this debate ...

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“Gjirokastra Cultural Evening” hosted in the premises of the Presidency

The President of the Republic Ilir Meta hosted yesterday the “Gjirokastra Cultural Evening” in the premises of the Presidency. Members of the Parliament, local authorities, and representatives of the diplomatic corps, representatives and heads of the Forum for Gjirokastra Values Protection, artists, singers, ethnographers and culture personalitiesA�attended this artistic-cultural event t. a�?Ethnographic Gjirokastra ” is the exhibition opened by the ...

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Mayor Erion Veliaj: Tirana will soon have a modern National Theatre

Mayor ofA� Tirana, Erion Veliaj reinterated the stance that theA�premises of the National Theatre will be build according to the example of the national stadium a�?a��National Arenaa��a��. During an interview, Veliaj declared that the new theatre will be modern and well-expanded , compared to the existing building. Talking about the conditions of the actual building, Veliaj declared that no Italian ...

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Gjirokastra Fortress keeps luring foreign tourists

The Castle of Gjirokastra continues to be the most unique tourist attraction for both domestic and foreign visitors. It has welcomed 10,000 visitors for the period January – May 2018, out of the 4700 visitors it had during January – May 2017. The castle is a story related to the city of Gjirokastra and is mentioned for the first time ...

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“Mural Fest” in Tirana, international artists paint on the walls of the capital

Foreign artists have chosen to leave their prints on the walls of Tirana, this time in a special way, leaving their messages all across the city. There are 13 giant murals that will be turned into the newest touristic attraction in the capital, where the eye of the citizens will be amazed by the colors, the entwining of the elements ...

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a�?Telegrapha�?: 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.A�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.A�The initiator of the Albanian Parade in the United States ...

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