Holly & Ken // Concert

One day, at an airport, Holly & Ken met totally by chance. Four years later, she sent him a copy of Maps and Lists. Ken wrote to her and was like, “Your record’s great! What’s next?” Holly was like, “Lots of stuff!’ They played some shows together and then, almost as a dare, he said to her, “Let’s make a country record in France!”.

Holly & Ken, The Record, is an indie country opera, a concept album, an homage to Willie Nelson’s 1975 classic record, Red Headed Stranger.

They will play this material in dit’ e nat’ on Wednesday (January 20th) at 9PM.

* For tickets and reservations please contact us on Facebook.

11c_dc

Holly Muñoz (aka HOLLY) is a musician and songwriter from El Paso, Texas. Her debut solo record, Maps and Lists was produced by John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco, California. She has appeared in-studio on KEXP’s Afternoon Show with DJ Kevin Cole and music from Maps and Lists has been added to the playlists of Starbucks stores worldwide.

Ken Stringfellow is most widely known as a founding member of The Posies, as well as for his long-standing work in studio and on stage with R.E.M., Big Star. He has also released four solo albums, all of which received high marks from Pitchfork, Mojo, and other indie gold standard media. His latest studio release is 2012’s Danzig in the Moonlight.

Rest in Peace Starman

It was in 2013 after a long break that David Bowie’s “The Next Day” came out. As usual, it was refreshing, rich and self referential. The first single “Where Are We Now” called for the past and especially Bowie’s Berlin years with which innovation, politics, love came naturally to play again. Few months later this comeback inspired a Prishtina tribute to Bowie’s work from various periods which took place at our bookshop at 2013 and was performed by Genc & Arbër Salihu as well as other fellow musicians.
Today as we learn that the Starman has left us we are so happy we once decided to film this performance which signifies everything we’re made of.

Rest in peace Bowie, thank you for visiting.

Enjoy Prishtina’s David Bowie Tribute ♥

david

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

The Canaries Know Wins the Award for Best Musical Score in Japan!

Kaltrina Krasniqi’s short film “The Canaries Know” produced by dit’ e nat’ and SF FILM, Denmark is awarded for the Best Original Score in Sapporo Film Fest 2015, Japan. Surprised and happy about the news Arbër Salihu, one of the music composers, writes in his Facebook account “…woke up with a Japanese award today…”. “The score was written by Genc Salihu, Tomor Kuçi and Arbër Salihu; I was pleasantly surprised by this award because music plays a very important role in this film” says Kaltrina.

“The Canaries Know” is about a Prishtina family trying to get through the first day of the bombardment of their country: “War is a huge event in the – short – life of a human being. You can’t brush it off, especially as a director, it keeps coming back in your stories…However, I hope that I’m done with it for a while” says Kaltrina.

“The Canaries Know” was released in 2014 and it has already had a rich festival journey worldwide  including Brussels Short Film Festival, Scepto International Film Festival -Italy, LEDEN International Short Film Experience-Holland.

The Canaries Know: Sylejman Lokaj (left), Luan Jaha (middle) and Kaona Sylejmani (right).filmphotos1

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!