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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 Frashëri was an Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots of 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 childhood in Frashër, where he began learning Ottoman Turkish, Persian and 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 left 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 is one of the most acclaimed Albanian  sculptors. Paskali was born in 1903 in Kozani, 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 in Korça. 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 the Bucharest National University of Arts. He graduated his studies successfully in 1919 and in the same year he ...

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Ndre Mjeda Albanian classical poet

Classical poet Ndre Mjeda (1866-1937) bridges the gap between late nineteenth-century Rilindja culture and the dynamic literary creativity of the independence period. Mjeda was born on 20 November 1866 in Shkodra and, like so many other Gheg writers of the period, was educated by the Jesuits . Influential in his upbringing were Jesuit writer Anton Xanoni (1863-1915) and Franciscan poet Leonardo ...

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Ibrahim Kodra Albanian renowned painter

Ibrahim Kodra was an Albanian painter. Kodra was born in Ishmi in 1918, Albania. Ibrahim took art classes from Odhise Paskali during 1929, focusing on sport as well. Kodra practiced discus and hammer throw, without pretending any professional career in sport, since those disciplines were not even present in Albania at that time. While taking drawing classes, one of his drawings would come into the focus of ...

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

A short documentary entitled ‘’Kastriota’’  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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