An evening of Arbëreshë musical explorations, cultural identity, epic songs and tradition with Nicola Scaldaferri.
The Albanian Institute’s events are lively forums for exchanging ideas and sharing impactful stories. We regularly invite thinkers and educators, artists and activists, and poets and novelists to engage in dialogue with each other and with our broader community about our shared human experiences. We invite you to join us for future conversations with changemakers in the arts, humanities, social justice, and higher learning who are working with the institute to build just and creative communities.
George Manus, 85, and his brother Ronald, 87, (family’s original name was Minici) are the last living relatives in the family that have memories of the Arbëreshë language and stories, songs, and old passed-down refrains or sayings from their grandparents who were born in Vaccarizzo Albanese, also known as Vakarici, in Calabria, and immigrated to America.
Join us for a musical celebration of traditional folk music and conversation — a journey through cultures and vintage sounds of Europe’s oldest surviving musical traditions.
A Special Lecture with Sir Noel Malcolm and welcoming remarks by General Wesley Clark, followed by a discussion lead by Professor Nicholas C. Pano and Dr. Elez Biberaj, joined by Mr. Richard Lukaj and director Dino Korca hosting.
Friday, January 15, 2021 Albanian Institute Presents Live Talk & Conversation The Albanian Institute is delighted to host a Talk
From the Refugee’s Suitcase: A Reading and Conversation with Xhevdet Bajraj and his Translators, Ani Gjika and Alice Whitmore.
Hunting Flies, by Albanian-born, Norway-based writer-director Izer Aliu, to premiere in New York City.
Join us for a book talk with the Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigious”, discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.
Deep in the mountains, a young man is caught up in a blood feud that has plagued his family for generations. With one month to live, he must make an impossible choice: break the cycle to fight for love, or surrender to fate.
Dino Korca in conversation with Dr. Christopher Turner on the idea of progress, where the pursuit of the idea is more interesting than final destination.
Albanian Institute is pleased to present the premiere screening of film Babai, part of the Panorama Europe Film Festival 2016.
Albanian Institute is pleased to presented in collaboration in Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, Normalities a show starring artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, as well as from Austria and the United States.
The Albanian Institute presents Artist Talk lecture series with visual artist ALBAN MUJA in conversation with COLIN HUERTER.
New York City − Albanian Institute is thrilled to present at the IDEAS CITY Festival 2015, in collaboration with Arte Institute and New Museum.
We are happy to present the New York premiere of the award winning Albanian film Bota (the world), to premiere at the Panorama Europe Festival 2015, Saturday, May 31, with director Iris Elezi in person.