As every year in this period, the initiatives at the Albanian Independence Day flourish. The initiatives are many and take place almost in every Italian city where there is a substantial Albanian community.
For various reasons we are particularly fond of what happens in the city of Parma where the Scanderbeg association promotes, year after year, activities that have nothing to envy anything not only from other associations, but probably also from celebrations beyond the sea. But what amazes us even more, and the ability to hold this level with each passing year. In fact, the greatest difficulty of an association lies not so much in the things it promotes as in continuity. And also in this respect we hope that the Scanderbeg experience can be taken as an example by others.
Also the bajrak week starts on 20 on November and ends on Friday 2 December. And there is something for all tastes.
It starts with the photo exhibition Let's discover Albania - images of a story still in progress. And of photographs, but not only, we also talk about the November 28 with Rosita Ferrato , author of ALBANIA - The look of a reporter .
The idea behind "TRID C'ME L'ALBANIA - The village of the Eagles told by the Parmesans" is also very interesting and intelligent. This is because, for once, telling the country is not us but citizens of Parma who have gone to the land of the eagles. It is interesting because it offers a new starting point taken from a different angle, useful both for Italians and for Albanians who can see their country reflected in the eyes of those who have been charged with little knowledge, curiosity and, why not, maybe also of prejudices. Followed by sports friendlies, such as the match and between ASD Scanderbeg and Parma lawyers team. But even more interesting is the other game of Friday 2 December where the women's soccer team "Scanderbeg" will face each other and will face the peers of the Tirana AS.
And you go to the cinema. This year's film is BALKAN BAZAR which will also see the presence of the director Edmond Budina arrives in Parma, at the invitation of the association. We talked about the film, let us just add that in the last few years Budina is one of the few directors who managed to capture and explain the mutation of Albanian society. Precisely for this reason its presence in Parma is particularly significant.
It will then be the turn of two Albanian songwriters for the musical moment called "The Second November". This is Aleksander Gjoka and Redon Makashi, singers who are particularly active in the 90 years and who are now fully involved in the history of the Albanian music . Their performance will be interspersed with the folkloristic rhythms danced in costum from the Scanderbeg dance group. The performance of a famous Albanian actor whose name the friends of the Scanderbeg continue to keep us hidden will follow. It will be a month of phone calls and e-mail insistent on our part to find out who it is, and we hope to be able to communicate it to you as soon as possible. We therefore invite you to choose your days and go to celebrate with the boys and the activities of the Scanderbeg Parma. And we refer, in a special way, to those friends who complain about the lack of Albanian cultural activities in Italy, but then decide to ignore them even when they are so rich and suggestive. See you in Parma!
For all the details on times and places on the "Albanian Culture Week 2011" visit the official website of the Scanderbeg Parma Association: www.scanderbeg.org