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Poetry for Power – Every day is 8th March – 2021

March 10, 2021


On the evening of March 8, 2021, the National Theater of Kosovo opened its doors to host the evening of poetry and music “Poetry for Power – Every day is March 8”.

“The quail fluttered in the water

   quail, quail.

   Get out of the water or never get out

   quail, quail. ” (An old Albanian song)

The song “Quail” interpreted with such sensitivity by Qëndresa Kajtazi, delicately followed by the art troupe of Artpolis and masterfully executed by the artist Alzan Gashi, conquered the audience in the hall and the virtual one on Facebook, from the first minutes of the evening.

Beautiful, empowering poems lovingly selected by Ilire Zajmi inspired all present by offering beautiful emotions and feelings. The unique interpretation of poems by Meli Qena, the performances of activists Zhaklin Lekatari and Jehona Jahaj as well as performances by the artistic troupe gave greatness to the evening. Under the creative moderation of Zana Hoxha, some art lovers joined the stage from the audience, inspired by the positive atmosphere that reigned in the hall of the National Theater.

“In Artpolis of Prishtina where art is also politics. Thank you Artpolis for the magical evening and for keeping me to myself an oppressive evening. Thank you, master, director Zana Hoxha! Thank you, dear friends! ” – The guest from Albania, the writer Flutura Açka, spoke about the poetry evening.

The performers were: Melihate Qena, Flutura Açka, Zhaklin Lekatari, Ilire Zajmi, Jehona Lahaj, Blerta Gubetini, Donikë Ahmeti, Edlir Gashi, Ismail Kasumi, Kaltrinë Zeneli, Mikel Markaj, Qëndresa Kajtazi, Zhaneta Xhemajli and pianist Alzan Gashi. The event will be moderated by Zana Hoxha.

The money raised from the tickets were dedicated to two women, self-sufficient mothers, a survivor of sexual violence during the war in Kosovo and a survivor of domestic violence.

This activity was implemented by Artpolis and supported by UNFPA Kosovo and cfd – Switzerland.

Poto: Meddi Huduti

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