Culture

Folkloric Festival and a myriad of activities held in the framework of Summer Day in Elbasani

The Folkloric Festival of the Popular Songs kicked off with a myriad of activities in the framework of the Summer Festival. The participation of Diaspora groups alongside folk music artists from all over Albania makes this yeara��s novelty. About 200 artists from 15 to 70 years old will get on the Scampa theater stage for two consecutive years to reveal ...

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Jaho and Pirgu, the Albanian glitter in New York and Barcelona

Two Albanian artists are upwardly excelling in two of the most prestigious world theaters. Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho has met with laud applause at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with one of her most beloved and best performing roles, namely Cio Cio San at Madame Butterfly Opera. Jaho has had two performances in February and some others in March, ...

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Ermal Meta singer-songwriter grabs the first prize in Sanremo 2018

Albanian singer-songwriter Ermal Meta and Italian Fabrizio Moro were crowned the winners of the 2018 Sanremo Song Festival, one of the most important music events in Italy. The duo grabbed the first prize with the song “Non mi avete fato niente” a hymn against terrorism. The poetry of the song was written by Meta and Moro after the tragic assassination ...

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”Kastriota”: An Italian production of the life of Scanderbeg

A short documentary entitled a�?a��Kastriotaa��a��A� that displays the life and the actions of our national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg is produced by the Italian director, Steven Renso. The character of Scanderbeg is interpreted by the Albanian actor , Rimi Beqiri. The documentary show the life of Scanderbeg during his darkest period : what determined the abandonment of his highest position ...

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Touring around Albania!

Albania offers spectacular views and great tour sites. HereA� are three of the most special tours you can do while visiting Albania. The Mussel tour- getting to know our ”Queen” ! A�Albania offers a special tour , in one of the most beautiful regions of our country , a tour that you can not experience anywhere else. It is called ...

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The Sun :Who is Albaniaa��s Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry?

An article appeared on “The Sun” by Edward Hyatt about the Albanian singer who will represent Albania in Lisbon, Portugal in May this year at Eurovision Song Contest. A�ALBANIA is pinning its hopes on EugentA�Bushpepa this year at the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer was selected by a professional jury to compete in Lisbon – who is he and what’s ...

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Internationally acclaimed Carmen today at the Palace of Congresses

The internationally acclaimed opera Carmen will be on stage today at the Palace of Congresses. This opera intertwines the Albanian Excellency abroad with famous opera singers here in Albania. A�The opera will be conducted by Ricardo Casero, and directed by the well-known baritone GA�zim Myshketa. It comes under the interpretation of Vikena Kamenica and Giancarlo Monsalve in the lead, talented ...

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RTSH Symphony Orchestra holds today a concert at Academy of Fine Arts

RTSH’s symphony orchestra is going to perform a concert today based on musical masterpieces of Bethoven, Robert Shuman and Mendelson . It will be conducted by Mateusz Moleda coming from Germany and assessed as one of the most promising personalities and conductors of the time. While making rehearsals with the RTSH Symphony Orchestra and the pianist Marin Gjollma he is ...

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Majko with the Diaspora in Ukraine: Blood is thicker than water

After 300 years you have to come to Albania, to see from close your country of origin, which has become a favorite tourist destination. “That was the message delivered by the Minister of State for Diaspora Pandeli Majko to the village of Karakurt, in the Odessa region where more than half of the Albanians of Ukraine live.”Blood is thicker than ...

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Longtime Record Producer Joe Boyd On Albanian ‘Saze’ Music

By VICKI BARKER Record producer Joe Boyd recorded his new album with a group of southern Albanian singers and musicians. It’s a record of polyphonic Albanian music that reminds him of his rock ‘n’ roll youth. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Connoisseurs of ’60s music and beyond may know the name Joe Boyd as well as they do the name of BJ ...

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