Culture

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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”MuralFest Tirana” adds colors to the streets of the capital

The lifeless and grey facades of the capital have been transformed into art, turning Tirana in one of the most important mural destinations for regional tourism. Artists from all Europe and beyond had the chance to get to know Tirana and their works will leave their print in the urban spaces of the capital. Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj closely ...

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Northern Albanian folk music

TheA�GhegsA�from North of theA�Shkumbini River are known for a distinctive variety of sung epic poetry. Many of these are aboutA�Skanderbeg, a legendary 15th century warrior who led the struggle against theA�Turks, and the “constant Albanian themes of honor, hospitality, treachery and revenge”. These traditions are a form of oral history for the Ghegs, and also “preserve and inculcate moral codes ...

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Eqrem A�abej commemorated with a bust at the premises of the Science Academy of Albania

At the premises of the Academy of Sciences in Tirana was inaugurated the memorial bustA� of the famous Albanian scholar Eqrem A�abej. TheA�well-knownA�literarianA�A�has an immense contribution to Albanian studies and letters. Attending the inauguration ceremony was the PM of Albania, Edi Rama who stated that “it is very difficult to find the right words to talk about a man ofA�this ...

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Opera Summer Tour, an added value for the touristic season 2018

The Opera Summer Tour will perform in four different cities of Albania, in Gjirokastra, Saranda, Vlora and Durres, entertaining the locals and the tourists that have chosen our country to spent their holidays. The agenda for the Opera Summer Tour was published by PM Rama himself through his Facebook page. a�?a��The Opera Summer Tour, among other things, will be a ...

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Tirana welcomes the magic of Russian classical music

After the performance of the renowned international singers like Rita Ora and Ermal Meta, in Tirana, another musical show will be served for the artlovers of the capital. Tirana will received the famous Croatian pianist, Lovro Pogorelich, who will perform in the premises of the National Museum, one of the pieces of Russian authors Sergei Prokofiev and Modest Musorgski. From ...

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Profile: Kadri Roshi, the icon of Albanian theater and cinematography

Kadri Roshi was born on 4 January 1924 in the town of Ballsh. As a small child he lost his parents, he was 2 years old when he lost his mother, and 12 years old when his father passed away, A�and so he had to earn his own daily bread. He traveled around Albania, working as a dock worker in ...

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”Scanderbeg” square wins the prestigious award ”Public Urban Space 2018”

Scanderbeg square has received the prestigious European award for the Public Urban Space 2018. The award was given by the Cultural Center in Barcelona, one of the 6 most important European institutions of architecture and design, and the praise was given by the architect Olga Tarraso, head of the renowned international jury. Scanderbeg square was selected among 279 projects from ...

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