To take place in Shkodra a concert of selected Balkan selected music

After the evening of Wednesday, September 9, which brought a conversation with the composer and musicologist Nestor Kraja, Shkodra will welcome the Balkan musical sounds tonight. The event entitled: “Music across borders: new stories for a melodic Balkans” aims to convey the rich cultural heritage and diversity of human experience by transforming old music into new stories that create dialogue and promote the value of coexistence.”New narratives for a melodious Balkan”  is the aim of this concert. On Friday, September 11, at 18:00 in Gjuhadol comes the concert with music selected from the Balkans. This concert tonight will be held under the direction of the artistic director of the project, also a well-known artist, violinist Lorenc Radovani.

To perform will be:

  1. Jozefina Simoni – vocal
    2. Antonio Shllaku – percussion
    3. Antonio Fierza – piano
    4. Ermis Piranaj – fizarmonikë
    5. Emiljano Lekaj – clarinet
    6. Daniel Prendi – guitar
    7. Daniel Rudaj – violin
    8. Duliem Puka – violin
    9. Gent Hoxha (Kosove) – shank

When it comes to culture, you can not think of Shkodra, the synonymous city and the heart of many activities that focus on national art. On Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 19.30, the activities will bring the musicologist Ridvan Karakaçi who invites the participants to the topic: Song-dance and song-party: the two main foundations of the corpus of Shkodra civic song. This conversation is expected to arouse interest on several dimensions: -Dance-song: the wedding ceremony.-Kënga-aheng: makam system. The role of the saz in the process of birth and the formation of the party song. Palok Kurti party song reformer.-The role of traditional accompaniment formations and vocal interpretation as an important part of the song. Meanwhile, on Monday, September 14, at 18:00, the activities will continue with music selected from the Balkans under the direction of the artistic director of the project, Professor Lorenc Radovani. Accompanied by the music group ARKestra will perform for the audience:

1. Arvida Kullolli-Vraco – violin

2. Anamarija Maric – violin

3. Ajdin Mulabdic – viola

4. Isak Haračić – cello

5. Admir Vračo – trumpet

 The project “Music beyond all borders: new stories for a melodic Balkans” is funded by the Swiss Cultural Fund for Albania (SCFA), a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by CODE Partners / Arka Youth Center.






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