Two Albanian artists passed away

In less than four days apart, two Albanian artists passed away. Both of them were very close related to our national tradition and culture. They were people who shared their  lives contributing to the Abanian culture. On Monday,  January 2017 8-th, after a long illness, at the age of 84, passed away the well-known choreographer and researcher of Albanian ethno-choreography Prof. Asc. Nexhat Agolli. A man of  wide culture and admirable dedication, during his lifetime he studied in details the choreography of our folk dances and his contribution is reflected in many published books. More than 17 books written by the artist Agolli belong to the period 1968-2010, followed by other works, publications until a few years before death. Nexhat Agolli’s work and wisdom are an important and valuable contribution  to our Albanian sciences. But when the Albanian art was still mourning, passed away an icon of Albanian dance. The singer and soloist of the Ensemble of Folk Songs and Dance, “Great Master” Rexhep Çeliku passed away today, on Friday, January 12, as well as after a struggle with severe illness. He died at the age of 64 after almost four decades carrier where thousands of roles are known and identified with his profile. Fortunately, the Albanian state has expressed gratitude through the two presidents initially with the title “Great Master” accorded by President Moisiu and then with the title “Honor of the Nation” given by President Meta. The last one just a few days before leaving life. Meanwhile, the National Historic Museum has opened the doors for the latest homage for Rexhep Çeliku.


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