The "vallja" is the traditional Albanian dance and is used to dance in groups, with people holding hands and dancing mainly in a circle.
There are various types of "vallja" from north to up in Albania, each region has its own, which is characterized by the different sounds and instruments used, by the rhythm and speed of the dance, etc.
The "vallja" in question has been impeccably performed, not by professionals, but by the volunteers of the "Scanderbeg" association of Parma, an association that for years has been helping to promote Albanian culture in Italy.
Here, the beauty of the video that we propose above is just this, to see second-generation Albanian boys, born or raised in Italy, dance the "vallja" so well, in this case the traditional one of Tirana and other cities in the center of the Albania as Durres, Elbasan etc.
The Scanderbeg Parma association
The Scanderbeg association is a social promotion association founded in the 2006 in order to promote a full and satisfactory integration of Albanian citizens in Italy in the social context and in everyday life, favoring at the same time the maintenance of national identity.
In all these years the association has not only been constantly committed to promoting knowledge and appreciation of the Albanian culture and tradition in the territory of Parma and beyond, through important projects such as the Albanian Language School, a football club of the same name, laboratories of dance and more, but has also designed and managed several initiatives of social solidarity, addressing both the needs of the Albanian population living in the province of Parma, but also to the population that lives in the country of origin, Albania.
Scanderbeg is therefore a meeting point between the Albanian community and the Parmesans, an association that symbolizes integration and wants to respond to different uses and customs, an instrument that answers the needs that emerge in an increasingly liquid and moving global society.
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