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Filip Shiroka, Albanian renown classical poet

Filip Shiroka (1859-1935) is a classical Rilindja poet whose verse was first to become known in later years. He was born and raised in Shkodra and educated there by the Franciscans. Among his teachers was poet Leonardo De Martino (1830-1923), whose influence is omnipresent in Shiroka’s verse. His earliest verse publication,All’Albania, all’armi, all’armi! (To Albania, to arms, to arms!), was a ...

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Eugent Bushpepa,the most popular modern rock musician in Albania

  Eugent Bushpepa also known by the alternative name Gent Bushpepa, is an Albanian rock singer, songwriter, human rights activist and philanthropist. He is regarded as one of the most popular modern rock musicians in Albania, Kosovo, and the Diaspora and he is noted for his vocal range, vocal power, high-energy live performances and is also recognized as an accomplished ...

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Petro Marko, one of the founding fathers of modern Albanian prose

Petro Marko was born on the 25th of November, 1913 inA�DhA�rmi, southernA�Albania. He started writing at the age of twenty and his first works were published in journals of the time with support fromA�Ernest KoliqiA�his mentor. His articles would be published in periodicals asA�Lirija,A�ShqipA�ria e Re,A�Bota e Re, andA�Koha e ReA�magazine since he was 20.A�From March 1, 1936 he became ...

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Mirush Kabashi, a great master of the Albanian theater stage

The Albanian great actor, grand master of the Albanian theater stage, Mirush Kabashi celebrated his 70th birth anniversary yesterday. He continues to convey emotions even nowadays, with the real strength of the Albanian speech at the most prestigious theater stages of the world. With a very rich 48-year artistic career, on stage and screen, the well-known actor continues to work ...

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Naim Frasheri, an outstanding national poet and prominent patriot

Naim FrashA�riA�was anA�AlbanianA�poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots ofA�Albanian national movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire. He is widely regarded as the national poet ofA�Albania.A�He authored 22 works. Naim FrashA�ri was born in 1846 inA�FrashA�r, a village of 1500 residents in theA�Vilayet of Janina.A�Naim spent his childhood in FrashA�r, where he began learningA�Ottoman Turkish,A�PersianA�andA�Arabic. As a ...

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1st death anniversary of the Albanian well-known singer Francesk Radi

Today is the 1st death anniversary of the Albanian well-known singer Francesk Radi. Friends, relatives and music fans of Radi gathered together to commemorate the lasting memories he has leftA�behind in his beloved place, that is the Artificial Lake Amphitheater. A monument was erected in his honor at the Lake Park. In the history of Albanian music, Francesk Radi will ...

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Migjeni, the poet of poverty

Albanian poetry begins its course with Migjeni. Millosh Gjergj Nikolla, was born in Shkodra in 1911. As a boy, he attended a Serbian Orthodox elementary school in Shkodra and from 1923 to 1925 a secondary school in Tivar on the Montenegrin coast. In the autumn of 1925, when he was fourteen, he obtained a scholarship to attend a secondary school ...

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Paskali, the first important sculptor in Albanian fine arts

Odhise Paskali isA�one of the most acclaimed AlbanianA�A�sculptors. Paskali was born in 1903 inA�Kozani,A�Greece. In 1920 he was a student of Albanology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature in the University of Turin. At the same time he was attending a studio of an Italian sculptor, where he learned the first skills of sculpturing. As a student in Turin, ...

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Spiro Cega, eminent painter of National Renaissance and Independence Period

Spiro Xega is an outstanding painter. He was born in Opar of Korca region in 1863. He was still a child when his family immigrated to Turkey. In Istanbul he learned the first elements of paintings as an iconographer. There he was acquainted with some Albanian patriots. Upon his return to Albania he continued his patriotic activity by also dedicating ...

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Vangjush Mio, Albanian famous landscape painter

Vangjush Mio was born on 3 March 1891 inA�KorA�a. He received his first lessons in drawing in Bucharest. He was active member of the Albanian artist colony in the Romanian capital and in 1915 he started his studies of Fine Arts at theA�Bucharest National University of Arts. He graduated his studies successfully in 1919 and in the same year he ...

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