Category: Culture
Culture 26.09.22 | 13:48

28 professors, theater, film and music artists from Balkan and European culture support the opening of film and music studios in Skopje

28 academic professors, theater, film, and music artists, and ambassadors of Macedonian, Serbian, Balkan, and European culture sent an open letter to the Macedonian Government in which they express public support for the STP/Stonebridge Studios project, with which they support the opening of film and...

Culture 15.09.22 | 21:21

Trpceski promoted the “Makedonissimo” music project

Simon Trpceski and friends promoted the musical project “Makedonissimo” on the plateau in front of the National Opera and Ballet in Skopje. After this promotion in Skopje, there will be concerts in Stip and Bitola on September 25 and 26. This project, which in the meantime conquered the world...

Macedonia Culture 28.08.22 | 12:22

International seminar on Macedonian language: Bulgaria’s claims that the Macedonian language is a dialect of the Bulgarian are pointless and political

More than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and doctoral students in Macedonian studies in 20 centers around the world study the Macedonian language and culture and are the biggest ambassadors for its promotion. Some of them are improving their knowledge and skills these days in Ohrid at the...

Macedonia Culture 15.08.22 | 13:44

Macedonian language seminar to welcome scholars from 17 countries

Sixty Macedonian language scholars from 17 countries will attend the summer school of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University’s 55nd International Seminar on Macedonian Language, Literature and Culture. Classes begin Aug. 17 and will run through Sept. 2. ISMLLC announced that compared to previous years,...

Culture 12.08.22 | 11:42

Virtual monument of Grigor Prlicev in Ohrid vandalized

Last night, the virtual monument of Grigor Prlicev downtown Ohrid was vandalized and disabled from its function. According to Prof. Dr. Anis Sefanidis, who worked on the monument for years, unknown persons cut the electricity supply, removed the Macedonian flag and teared down the writings. They also...

Culture 10.08.22 | 12:09

Macedonian poet Zoran Ancevski wins Struga Poetry Evenings award

“Confused Compasses” (Ili-Ili), the latest poetry collection by Macedonian poet and literary translator Zoran Ancevski, was awarded the 61st Struga Poetry Evenings festival’s Miladinov Brothers award for a best poetry book published since August 2022. He is the winner of this highest recognition...

Macedonia Culture 25.07.22 | 12:51

Archaeologist Risteski: Markovi Kuli complex devalued and forgotten by the state

The archeologist from the Institute of Old Slavic Culture from Prilep, Branislav Risteski, warns that the process of adopting a plan for management and reanimation of the Markovi Kuli complex, as a natural rarity and a cultural entity, is stagnating. Risteski, who in 2006 was actively involved in the...

Culture 27.05.22 | 15:23

Bisera Kostadinovska Stojcevska: The “Open Balkans” countries are working on establishing a joint film fund to which co-productions initiated by the three countries will apply

Ministers of Culture, representatives of film agencies, youth cultural centers, major state and private music festivals, museums, philharmonic, opera and ballet as well as theaters will take part in the “Open Balkans”, which will be held on June 7-8, 2022 in Ohrid, Macedonia. This initiative...

Culture 07.05.22 | 23:20

Dzambazov given the “Petre Prlicko” award for lifetime achievement

Actor and musician Igor Dzambazov was given the “Petre Prlicko” award for lifetime achievement. Legendary actor Prlicko was Dzambazov’s grandfather. The award will be given to Igor on May 18th, at the newly-founded theater festival in Veles.

Culture 18.03.22 | 16:49

US fund will support protecting the ancient Theodosian Palace in Stobi

The US J. M. Kaplan fund will fund a project to protect the Theodosian Palace in Stobi, one of Macedonia’s main archeological sites that dates from the Roman period. The philanthropic fund will donate 300,000 to the site. Site director Spase Perovski said that it is receiving support from the European...

Culture 07.03.22 | 11:37

Arsovska: The entire Government is trying to cover up Silegov’s botched reconstruction of the Universal Hall

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska accused the ruling SDSM party of politicizing institutions and architect associations in an attempt to defend her predecessor Petre Silegov and his botched project to reconstruct the Universal concert hall. We can’t allow a facility where the safety of workers is not...

Culture 25.02.22 | 14:20

Mayor Arsovska and Minister Kostadinovska publicly debated the failed Universal Hall reconstruction

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska responded to Culture Minister Bisera Kostadinovska – Stojcevska over the reconstruction work of Skopje’s Universal Hall concert venue that was botched by the Culture Ministry and the previous City Hall administration. Arsovska invited Minister Kostadinovska for...

Culture 24.02.22 | 19:36

Writer Luan Starova has died aged 81

Noted writer and Francophile Luan Starova has died today aged 81, his family informed the public. Starova was born in Pogradec in Albania, and the family moved to Macedonia when he was just two. He worked in Television Skopje as an Albanian language editor, before leaving for Paris to study literature....

Culture 23.02.22 | 10:46

Radovan Pavlovski, one of Macedonia’s most beloved poets, has died aged 85

Pavlovski has been published since 1955, as a young author. His best known books of poetry are “Drought, wedding and relocations” from 1961, “The boy who sleeps in the afternoon” (1978) and “Foundations” (1988). He has received numerous awards in then Yugoslavia and...

Culture 14.02.22 | 20:34

Graphic design competition called off after a double forgery

The Youth Cultural Center (MKC), a popular institution in Skopje known for its concerts and exhibitions, called off the public bid for graphic design solutions that were meant to mark its 50th anniversary. Both the winning proposal, and the second best proposal, turned out to be forgeries. TL;DR –...

Culture 28.01.22 | 10:01

Mayor Arsovska proposes that a street in Skopje is named after Aki Rahimovski

Skopje Mayor Danela Arsovska will propose to the City Council to name a street after beloved singer Aki Rahimovski. Even though his career spanned the former Yugoslavia, the “Parni Valjak” group singer lived his childhood days in Skopje and considered Macedonia his homeland. He was buried in Zagreb...

Culture 26.01.22 | 17:30

Skopje bids farewell to Aki Rahimovski

A commemorative book in honor of beloved singer Aki Rahimovski was displayed at the Macedonia Square today, inviting the citizens of Skopje to pay their respects to the “Parni Valjak” singer. Rahimovski lived his childhood days in Skopje and is considered a native son, before his musical career took...

Culture 25.01.22 | 15:06

Legendary composer and conductor Aleksandar Dzambazov dies aged 86

Inspirational conductor and composer Aleksandar Dzambazov, who is behind the best known children’s songs in Macedonia, has died today aged 86.  Dzambazov led the Macedonian Radio Television’s dance orchestra and the annual Zlatno Slavejce (Golden Nightingale) children’s song festival. His work...

Culture 22.01.22 | 16:09

Popular singer Aki Rahimovski dies aged 66

Popular singer Aki Rahimovski, who was best known as part of the Parni Valjak band, has died today aged 66. Rahimovski was born in Nish, but lived in Skopje during his youth, and considered Macedonia his home. He formed Parni Valjak in 1975 in Zagreb. The group quickly became popular across then Yugoslavia,...

Culture 13.01.22 | 11:44

Gorjan Tozija dies aged 68

Gorjan Tozija – Medo, former director of the Film Fund of Macedonia, has died yesterday aged 68, from pneumonia. Tozija was adviser to President Branko Crvenkovski and State Secretary at the Culture Ministry, as well as director of the Vardar Film production company. He worked on a number of movies,...

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