Activities in the cultural park “Ali Podrimja” in Gjakova

DuArt NGO, as one of the organizations that have received a grant from the first call for proposals from Culture for Change program, has begun the project by organizing the week of movie and music in the Cultural Park “Ali Podrimja” in Gjakova.

The program began with the screening of “The Ambassador” movie on 3rd of July 2018

The story is related to one of the main challenges and concerns in the recent decades, with the “Blood diamonds” industry in Africa. This movie gives a hysterical and dangerous story in which the Danish journalist Mads Brugger is involved.

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On 14thof July 2018, the musical program begins with the duo Shpat Deda and Armend Xhaferi.

Shpat Deda is a valued singer-songwriter from Prishtina. His music is characterized with intimate and personal experiences from his life, with lyrics that talk about love, disappointment, friendship and hope, accompanied by a soft rich background of elements of pop, rock and Jazz.

Armend Xhaferi is a jazz guitarist and a well-known compositor based in Prishtina. Besides Shpat, he has as well collaborated with numerous local and international artists, including: Elina Duni, Eda Zari, Ilir Bajri, Nesim Maxhuni, Robert Jukic, Jure Pukl, Wolfgang Puschnig, and many more.

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Within the project’s activities, on 16th of July 2018, the premier of short-movie Ferdonija will be screened in the Cultural Park. After movie screening, there will be a debate with the director of the movie Gazmend Bajri.

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On 20th of July 2018, the artistic movie “Ëngjëjt janë larg” directed by Gjergj Xhuvani and co-produced by Fatmir Spahiu, will be screened.

In the middle of the chaotic war in 1999 in Kosovo, Mario, an Italian priest, refuses to abandon a bunch of Albanian orphans.

On the other side of the Adriatic Sea, Hana, an attractive and emotional woman, decides to abandon her life as a prostitute, to go directly through the Balkan war-zone in order to look for her lost daughter.

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On 26thof July 2018, Oborri band performs for the first time in Gjakova.

Oborri’s performances are delicate, energetic and unpredicted, with original songs played in Albanian, combined with diverse remakes from other artists.

Moving from various music genres, including alternative rock, hip-hop, folk, reggae, electronic and psychedelic rock, their music attempts to bring a rich sonic and lyrical exploration.

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Culture for Change is an EU funded project managed by the EU Office in Kosovo and implemented by Qendra Multimedia and Goethe-Institut