ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York City poet whose work is infused with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit.
With over twelve years of performance experience she has graced stages nationally and internationally including renowned venues such as The Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, and South Africa’s State Theatre; she is also well known for poetry videos which went viral and were picked up by PBS,Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Upworthy. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works.
Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Puerto Del Sol,Callaloo, Poet Lore, The Notre Dame Review, and others.
Tonight she will be performing at our bookstore at 6PM. See you there!
The second edition of ERDHLEZETI! Festival will take place on Sunday 22nd of May in the parking place in front of Dit’ e Nat’. This festival is dedicated to music, the change of seasons and especially to the arrival of Summer. Beer, barbecue and love are the other ingredients that make this day special. The fiesta starts at 2PM and it will be on till midnight.
Prishtina has always carried this jazz which needed just a bit of watering and grew immensely. The past two decades have produced impressive generations which mix their styles and perspectives on this great old music with plenty of innovation.
As the International Jazz Day approaches we have decided to host Prishtina’s veterans of this discipline.
Join us this Saturday (30th of April, 9PM) to greet Armend Xhaferi Quintet and celebrate our favorite day!
“Karrigat” (Chear’s) was a song written by the legendary Prishtina band Gjurmët in early 80’s. The TV censors of the time decided it was politically charged therefore didn’t allow the recording of the song. Almost thirty five years later Oborri & Taste 2 gave this song another chance by rearranging it and writing few more lyrics. Us as dit’ e nat’ are proud to have supported this project. Enjoy the video:
Gent Rushi is considered one of Albania’s jazz pioneers. Lately, in collaboration with fellow musicians he has founded the first Albanian independent jazz band called JAlbaniaZZ Society.
This upcoming Friday he plays in dit’ e nat’ with his good friend and extraordinary musician Ermal Rodi, the duo will be joined by one of the rare musicians who is capable to face them – the drummer Enes Bajramliqi!
This intimate concert is special for another reason too – it’s café-bookshop’s seventh birthday!
See you on Friday, we have great justifications to party hard!
Our final Capoeira show for the year is on Wednesday night – this is your last chance to become part of the KOSOVERIA project and hear Luis perform live at Dit’ e Nat’! The concert starts with an inspiring solo performance on the oud by Astrit Stafai. Besides the songs we’ve all come to learn and love (NINO NINO NINO NOOOO!), you’ll get to hear some of the new tracks from the upcoming KOSOVEIRA album as well.
KOSOVEIRA is a musical exchange project blending Brazilian Capoeira with traditional Kosovar music. Led by Luis Panichelli, the album features Arbër Salihu, Astrit Stafai, Kafu Kinolli, Ilir Bajri, Shaqir Hoti, Tefik Manaj and Visar Kuçi. If you’d like to help bringing this project to light, you can during the concert or visit our Indie Gogo campaign. Please check out this link for more info on the project: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kosoveira-music-capoeira-meets-kosovo/
One day, at an airport, Holly & Kenmet 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
“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.”