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Jonida Maliqi performs second today in Eurovision Song Contest

Today is he final night of the European Song Contest. Part of the 26 countries that run this song contest is Albania. With the song “Return to your land”, Jonida Maliqi will perform the second in a row after Malta which opens the spectacle. With a strong and current message of emigration, the song was very well received by the ...

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Saint Jan Kukuzeli, an Albanian with an Angelic Voice: The Genius of Durres giving melody to Byzantine spirit

St. Jan Kukuzeli (1280 – 1370)  was an orthodox monk from Durres. He was a Saint, hymnographer, master and theoretician of Byzantine church music. Historians, philologists, musicologists from East to West have written about him. Much more has been written for him than any ecclesiastical composer. His works in manuscripts are treasures of the nineteenth century. The worldwide Orthodox Church ...

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Antoneta Papapavli, the story of an actress.

In the Albanian history of cinematography and theater, the name of Antoneta Papapavli will be remembered for the prominent characters, full of temperament, which today are an important part of art history in the country. Born on February 17, 1938 in Përmet, she graduated her studies at drama branch and soon after her studies she was appointed actress at the ...

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Ali Mema, life and career of the legend of Albanian football

Ali Mema was born on 1 February 1943 in Tirana, where he lived with his family, including his brothers Haxhi and Osman, the first ones to become professional football players from the family. He started his career at young age, when he was only 5 years old, in the alleys of Tirana and at the premises of schools. It was ...

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 Filip Shiroka, a classical Rilindja 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, “To Albania, to arms, to arms!”, was a rather ...

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Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots, Naim Frasheri

Naim Frashëri was an Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots of the Albanian national movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Albania. He authored 22 works. Naim Frashëri was born in 1846 in Frashër, a village of 1500 residents in the Vilayet of Janina. Naim spent his ...

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Gjon Buzuku, the author of the first book (1555) published in Albanian

Gjon Buzuku (16th century) was an Albanian Catholic priest who wrote the first known printed book in Albanian. Gjon Buzuku was born in the village of Ljare in the Bar district, close to Northern Albania, then Ottoman Empire. He probably lived in or near Venice, Italy. There are claims that he was the bishop of two dioceses in north Albania ...

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Albanian academician Idriz Ajeti passes away at 102 in Pristina

Idriz Ajeti albanologist, linguist and intellectual, pedagogue and activist passed away at the age of 102 in Pristina. Ajeti was a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo and its chairman in two terms, honorary member of the Academy of Sciences of Albania and also the first Speaker of the Parliament elected in illegality in the 90s ...

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Albanian prominent patriot and warrior, Sali Vranishti

Sali Vranishti (Sali Murati), popular as “Kapedan” Sali Vranishti, has been memorized as a prominent patriot and warrior, fighting for national freedom and sovereignty. Sali Vranishti was born in Vranisht of Vlora, on March 20, 1880. Rebelled against the Turkish invaders, the outlaw Sali Murati was persecuted, trapped in, and imprisoned in Ioannina’s castle. He managed to escape from prison ...

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National Historic Museum commemorates the 551 death anniversary of Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg

The national history museum in Tirana commemorated the 551th anniversary of the death of Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg. Skanderbeg was a great statesman and strategist who led the Albanian people in the fight for freedom and independence, against the Ottoman occupation, for the political and state unification of the Albanian people. The Albanian war headed by Scanderbeg and ...

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