A song from the times of Korça’s patriotism

One of the beautiful songs of Korça music is what is known by its name “Mengjeset e majit”. This song has had another title long ago and it was called “Dëshërim për mëmëdhenë” and was composed in 1901 by Thoma Avram (1869-1943), one of the teachers of the first Albanian school, Korça High School.

Studies show that the lyrics were found in one of the patriotic periodicals of the early 20th century, for the Albanians living in Romania and Bulgaria. For the first time, the song was sung and recorded in 1923 by Spiridon Ilo, USA with the title “May Mornings”. Before it became known throughout Albania, this song has been sung by different Korça artists and since the 1950s of the Lira choir. This song, apart from artistic values, also carries patriotic values ​​that were characteristic of the time it was pen.

Today the song has remained in the minds and hearts of all Albanians.


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