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Eno Koco, renown conductor of 44 year contribution in the RTSH Symphony Orchestra

Eno Kocho was born in Tirana, in the family of musical traditions, in 1943. He is the grandson of the Renaissance patriot Athanas Tashko (1863-1915), and the son of the prominent artist Tefta Tashko.  Eno Koco comes from Boboshtica of Korca. His father was a baritone, while his mother was a lyric soprano, a People’s Artist. At the age of ...

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Jani Ristani, one of the most famous Albanian photographers of the last century

Jani Ristani, one of the most famous Albanian photographers of the last century, was born in the village of Lliar, Zagoria, on December 16, 1913. He is distinguished for his long and varied activities, particularly documentary and historical activities. After finishing the elementary school in his birthplace, at the age of 14, he moved to Turkey (Istanbul), where his father ...

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Zef Kolombi is one of the most eminent figures among the old generation of Albanian painters

Kolombi is one of the most eminent figures among the old generation of Albanian painters. Born in Sarajevo into a family of Shkodra origin, he became an orphan in early childhood and grew up under the care of his grandmother in Shkodra. In search of work, he wandered about the streets of Italian and Yugoslav towns. With the help of ...

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Constantine of Berat, an Orthodox monk and writer

Constantine of Berat (ca. 1745 – ca. 1825), known in Albanian as Kostandin Berati or Kostë Berati, is thought to have been an Orthodox monk and writer from Berat. Some experts doubt his existence, as an author at least. He is said at any rate to have possessed a manuscript from 1764 to 1822, presumably the 154-page work now preserved in the National ...

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Mogherini for Albania :It’s now up to the EU to do its job

EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini said at the press conference after giving a positive recommendation for opening EC negotiations for Albania that the country has performed its tasks and that it is now the EU’s turn. “It has been a great job to evaluate the progress achieved to reach these reports. Over the last few years, the EU has invested ...

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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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