Culture

Soft and gentle polyphonic songs of Piluri and Himara

Polyphonic songs of Piluri and Himara are soft and gentle.A�VlorA�A�in the southwest has perhaps the most unusual vocal traditions in the area, with four distinct parts (taker, thrower, turner and drone) that combine to create a complex and emotionally cathartic melody. This polyphonic vocal music is full of power that “stems from the tension between the immense emotional weights it ...

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Za Fest Revives Legends with Music and Poetry in Theth

The second edition of Za Fest returns to the rugged peaks of the Accursed Mountains in Theth on 20-21-22 July to dust off old legends and old stories. Folktales, music, hiking, local food culture, poetry, movie screenings, and yoga, are the highlights of the event that aims at enlivening the cultural and natural heritage of Thethi. Artists from different Albanian ...

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New phase of archaeological excavation for the Amphitheater of Durres

New archeological excavations have begun at the Roman Amphitheatre in Durres. This amphitheatre was discovered by the renowned Albanian archeologist Vangjel Toci, in 1966. The institute of monuments of culture noted that the project aims the reactivation of A�excavation works in the amphitheatre,A� that dates back to the first century BC, and an elevation of the structures and their documentation ...

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”Differnt Trains Festival” tours different cities in Albania

The a�?a��Different Trains Festivala��a�� will begin its journey in three cities in Albania, in Pogradec, Berat and Tirana, with the participation of the musicians Samika Honda from Japan, Angele Pateau from France, and the Albanian violoncellist Vlorent Xhafaj. The international musicians, Honda, Pateau and Xhafaj will interpret in the Old Church in Pogradec, a place that opens its gates for ...

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The 8th edition of Balkan Film and Culinary Festival concluded in Pogradec

The 8th edition of Balkan Film and Culinary Festival concluded in Pogradec. The festival lasted for 7 days in which over 70 different feature films, documentaries and short films were screened. “Kick off Day” of Gent GoA�i was awarded the first prize. The other awards went to Bulgaria, Slovenia, Macedonia, Greece, etc. For the organizer of this festival Eno Milkani ...

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a�?Albania: the spirit of timesa�? exhibition to tour around Italy

A�a�?Albania: the spirit of the times,a�? inaugurated on June 30 at the A�Acre Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA), is conceived as a moving museum exhibition, with the starting point being Calabria, the ArbA�resh epicenter in Southern Italy. The exhibition, curated by Artan Shabani, former head of the National Gallery of Arts, will showcase various artworks by Albanian artists working and ...

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Vedat Kokona, the master of Albanian literature

  The Albanian language is an ancient language and belongs to the Indo-European family of languages.A�A�Many personalities have contributed to the enrichment of Albanian language and literature, including someA�translations from renowned Albanian personalities such as , Fan Noli, Robert Schwarz, and today’s profile, Vedat Kokona. Vedat Kokona was born on August 8, 1913 in Izmir, Turkey, to an Albanian intellectual ...

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Gjirokastra artisans

Gjirokastra district is characterized by inherently rich costumes, folk musical traditions and customs. The district of Gjirokastra is distinguished for wood and stone carving, for livestock products and rakia traditional drink. Albanian women of this region are skillful and engaged in embroidery and handicrafts, inherited from generation to generation. Local costumes are traditionally decorated with complex embroideries. The skillful women ...

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Albanian traditional costumes

FolkA�traditionalA�garments are obviously one of the most expressive manifestations of traditional culture. They inherit and convey many elements that come down from ancient times and Middle ages , but at the same time they are an expression of cultural relations with other peoples over centuries. Byron the famous poet has taken with him many Albanian folk costumes to express to ...

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”ARTURBINA”, a new stage for art and culture

a�?a��ARTURBINAa��a�� opened its gates for the public, a new space for theatre, art and culture, with the optimal conditions and the state of the art technology. Part of the inauguration ceremony was PM of Albania, Edi Rama, that during his speech declared that this was a great work in the hard way of renovation. Under the artistic performance of the ...

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