Category: Albanian

31st January 2019: Qamili i Vogël and Mazllom Mejzini – Rrehi Teli

Artist: Qamili i Vogël and Mazllom Mejzini Title: Rrehi Teli Language: Albanian Translation: I am afraid I couldn’t find the translation for this song title The beautiful album featuring today’s track is from 1978, showcasing ‘Kenge Popullore Shqiptare’, or Popular Albanian Songs. I am always fascinated by what countries call themselves compared to what us English-speakers call them. ‘Shqipëri’ is...

18th January 2019: Hamide Sadiku – Moj Hatixhe, N’Shami T’Kuqe

Artist: Hamide Sadiku Title: Moj Hatixhe, N’Shami T’Kuqe Language: Albanian Translation: My Hatixhe with the red scarf A poignant song about what it means to be a woman getting married, knowing that you have to leave your own family behind in order to look after your new family. I imagine this resonates around the world, not just in Albania. This beautiful...

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