If you haven’t booked your summer holidays yet, don’t rush! Mark this date on your calendar: 02.07.2017.
ERDHLEZETI is already a traditional Kosovan festival, gathering hundreds of people in the capital to embrace the summer and say goodbye to winter. It is the third year that the festival offers truly special performances in the centre of Prishtina at the parking space just in front of Dit’ e Nat’ café-bookstore.
The festival is known for its ‘block party’ atmosphere and festive spirit, where carefully selected performances meet the energy of the celebrating audience, offering one of the most magical experiences of the year in Prishtina. Become part of it, too, on July 2nd from 14:00hrs!
While the most successful outdoor music festivals take place outside of the capital, ERDHLEZETI gives you the opportunity to explore diversity through music and quench your cultural thirst in the middle of a midsummer Prishtina.
Every year the festival proudly includes at least one Kosovan act representing the best of the local music scene. This year it is Shpat Deda, the famous singer-songwriter, who has recruited some of the best albanian musicians this side of the border to form what can only rightly be described as a super band.
ERDHLEZETI started as a celebration of cultural diversity, aiming to create space for performers influenced by the music of the region. This year this space belongs to Demir Kanturovski & Uska Kan Orkestra, a nine-piece brass band playing famous Roma folk songs arranged with a taste for jazz and pop.
Also unmissable is Sazet e Përmetit, one of the only remaining Albanian ensembles that still play the old kaba music from Permet in the style of the legendary Laver Bariu.
The final act will take you on a much more distant journey to Senegal. Kaira Kela from Zagreb bring their afrobeat show in town, filled with sunny African rythms guaranteed to make everyone dance, even the toughest of them.
The tickets cost 3 euros and will be available at Dit’ e Nat’ and other locations very soon. Follow Erdhlezeti Festival on Facebook to stay in touch. It’s a block party!
In an environment where it is getting harder and harder to organize festivals, ERDHLEZETI would be impossible without the support of our donors and sponsors. NGO Gaia in co-operation with Dit’ e Nat’ would like to extend a special thanks to The Ministry of Culture and The Municipality of Prishtina, also to the companies that are there for us every year pushing for the development of the cultural scene in Prishtina: Win Music Freedom, Birra Prishtina, Ciroc, Miqt Music, Travels, Ujë Rugove, Semitronix and KTV.