“Anima Kineart” from Ardita Bufaj

These days on various TV we have followed the promotion of the CD of Pianist Ardita Bufaj, who has recorded 15 piano numbers on the musical materials of some Albanian children’s films. This is a collection that, in addition to the nostalgia of beautiful and educational films, of well-known Albanian directors such as Xhanfise Keko, Gëzim Erebara, Dhimitër Anagnosti, Jani Tane, etc., brings the well-known sounds of composers Tish Daija, Kujtim Laro, Robert Radoja , Aleksandër Lalo, etc. to Endri Sina. Thus, among other things, this CD contributes to the Albanian miniature and at the same time, why not, to the didactic repertoire for children of our art schools. I think looking at this optics the CD gets value for today and for tomorrow. Otherwise, if it remained on the plane of a music to be heard in the free time of dreams about the past, it would remain the nostalgia of the demagoguery of that bitter time and would not become part of the future.

To clarify to any somewhat cynical reader we must clarify that, with all due respect to the cinematography of the past, for the most part it has served as a powerful megaphone of the specific communist ideology we went through, a time from which it will take much longer. care to appreciate what is valuable artistic creativity from what was part of the ideology and alienated implementation of human formation and its freedom. Only in this way will we be able to tread on steady tracks and move on. Precisely, looking at this optics, I think that the CD prepared by the pianist Ardita Bufaj has indisputable value.

On the other hand I notice that this is one of the first CDs recorded by our pianists and instrumentalists in general. So in an atmosphere where preparing CDs is an unfamiliar vocation for our stage artists, this CD comes like a ray of sunshine in the snow. I think the underdeveloped atmosphere of Albanian music is expressed in these inherited characteristics such as the lack of CDs of prominent performers, the lack of personal Web pages, or other parts of our specific artistic climate. If we take a look beyond the state borders, we will meet dozens of excellent Albanian artists who live in a completely different artistic climate. This should certainly be prepared by the intelligent and far-sighted policies of the Ministry of Culture, but it can be realized, even more successfully, by the individual initiative of our own instrumentalists. Does not the CD we have in hand constitute a contribution in this direction? In it is felt the artistic care that characterizes the artist, her artistic sensitivity, elegance in articulating every musical phrase, based on a well-developed technical apparatus.

At this point it would be necessary for the CD, instead of pages with photos from the movies, to be accompanied by the musical score, thus gaining practical value from our ubiquitous and quite prominent pianists.

In conclusion I would like to emphasize that no criticism can be valid on real and passionate work. Exactly these two basic characteristics are well noticed in the CD of pianist Ardita Bufaj.

Nestor Kraja

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