Championship of Synths

Ilir Bajri (47) and Liburn Jupolli (27) are Prishtina pianists that belong to two very different generations of musicians but they seem to successfully meet in their musical explorations in many levels; both of them have a background in classical music, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, experimental music and both of them are in love with minimalism.
This Tuesday (12th of January) at 9PM they will perform as a duo in their favorite instruments – synthesizers!
See you at the championship of synths – it will be hot!

iliri jupolli

New Year’s Ritual

The last day of the year for dit’ e nat’ has always been about reflection, compassion, love and a perfect reason for some wild day party. Therefore, few years ago we started a ritual – our musician friends who have honored us playing during the past months begin the city’s celebration early on the 31st of December at  1PM and play for six hours straight!

This time we’ll start with a Jazz Trio – Fatjon Miftaraj (piano), Visar Kuçi (guitar) & Enes Bajramliqi (drums) then continue with some hip-hop by Taste2 & Goblenët and wrap up Nezafete Shala & Family.

See you soon & may all your wishes come true!

new year

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

~T.S. Eliot~

Electrifying Jazz Trio Playing Tonight!

This trio has a powerful chemistry! Ilir and Enes are shadows of one another, continuously backing up or chasing very inspired improvisations; while Dugi uses this bed as trampoline to jump in!

It has been awhile since we listened to them last – Ilir Bajri (piano), Enes Bajramliqi (drums), Dukagjim Muhaxheri (saxophone).

See you tonight, please don’t wear a tie 🙂

macat trio

Argjiro – Southern Songs Of Migration – This Saturday!

Legends say that southern polyphonic music of Albania was first sung five centuries ago and it was dedicated to the migrants that were fleeing trying to escape poverty. Families left behind would then go by the shore -men and women- singing messages in two or more voices, believing that the waves would carry their words to their loved ones.

In 2005 UNESCO declared iso polyphony masterpiece of oral and intangible human heritage.

This Saturday Argjiro, a group from the town of Gjirokastra lead by Roland Çenko will perform in dit’ e nat’ in honor of Albanian National Day. Argjiro are the most authentic representatives of this music. The president of Albania Bujar Nishani this year decorated the group with the Presidential Title “The Great Master”.

The concert starts at 9PM /28th of November 2015/

See you on Saturday!

argjiro

Tirana Plays Tajçido!

When Bledi, Franci and Lindi get together one can find them somewhere between Disco, Punk and Krautrock – they are unique for their robotic rhythms followed by live drums and minimal electric guitar lines.

Tajçido are a Tirana based band and they represent the young scene of artists that is gradually growing there.

They are in Prishtina for the first time this Saturday playing in dit’ e nat’ – let’s welcome them warmly!

The concert begins at 9PM, November 14, 2015. 

taicido

Genc Salihu – black and white or in color?

A special Wednesday is ahead – Prishtina based singer-songwriter Genc Salihu promotes his new song “Shtyje“.

“I have been isolated, searching…but finally new songs are coming to surface” he says.

The new material is not the only reason which makes this particular video unique – Genc is also debuting as a writer-director. “I was nervous to be in that role…directing myself and the crew. But it did help a lot being surrounded by people that have worked with me in past projects. They know me and understand my voice”.

Photographs from the set shared on social media earlier this week show Genc hospitalized: “I might be there to heal my soul” he says, ”or maybe it’s just an interpretation of perceived reality in my country…or a love story”.

The video is made in two different versions: black and white, and color. Both of them will be shown in the promotional night – the audience will be asked to vote their favorite version.

The event takes place in dit’ e nat’ at 9PM Wednesday /November 11, 2015/

Genc Salihu (left) and Berat Hasani (right) during the shooting of the video.uuuu

Jazz Standards Explored in Duo

We’re diving in Prishtina’s autumn mood; seeking for a comfortable seat, a nice glass

of wine and some relaxing jazz!

It’s the second time we host this incredible duo made of Visar Kuçi (guitar) and

Dukagjin Muhaxheri (saxophone)- their meticulous take of the jazz standards

invites for some attentive listening.

See you tonight at 9PM /Wednesday November 4th/

Bring some Autumn Leaves with you!