Category: Culture
Culture 20.07.21 | 10:36

Serbian National Theatre’s play “Who killed Janis Joplin?” at Ohrid Summer Festival

Serbian National Theatre from Novi Sad is to perform the play “Who killed Janis Joplin?” on Tuesday evening at the Dolni Saraj stage within Ohrid Summer Festival. The cast includes Bojana Milanovic, Sonja Isailovic, Stefan Vukic, Dimitrije Arandzelovic, Vukasin Rangelovic, Petar Banjac, Filip Grubach...

Culture 18.07.21 | 18:19

President Pendarovski and his wife attend Galicnik Wedding Festival

President Stevo Pendarovski and his wife Elizabeta Gjorgievska attended on Sunday the 47th Galicnik Wedding Festival, which is held under his auspices. During the weekend, the traditional wedding customs and rituals were held, which abound with authentic costumes, original songs and dances, characteristic...

Macedonia Culture 09.07.21 | 16:37

Macedonian dancers joined in the Guinness record for the longest horo

Macedonian dancers were part of the Guinness world record for the longest horo, that was set in Russia. A total of 2,700 dancers from 37 countries took part in the event in the city of Ufa, but given that tourists from various countries joined in, the number of countries rose over 50. The Macedonian...

Macedonia Culture 31.05.21 | 12:57

Simon Trpceski receives standing ovation at a good-will concert in Sofia

The best known Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski received a standing ovation in Sofia where he performed works by Beethoven with Macedonian violinist Aleksandar Kraposki and Bulgarian chelist Aleksandar Somov and the Sofia Philharmonics Orchestra. Both Culture Ministers, Irena Stefoska and Velislav Minekov...

Macedonia Culture 25.05.21 | 19:22

Bitola museum director hired her own son to excavate the Heraclea Lyncestis mosaics – causing irreparable damage to the site

The VMRO-DPMNE branch in Bitola called for an investigation into the local museum director Meri Stojanova, who hired her own son to excavate at the ancient Heraclea Lyncestis site. The crew was not skilled for the job and caused damage to a priceless mosaic. Director Meri Stojanova hired her son and...

Culture 23.05.21 | 20:52

Culture Ministry terminates contracts for 21 approved projects and demands the money back

Following an internal control by the Inspection Department, the Ministry of Culture will terminate the contracts with the beneficiaries of approved projects from last year, who did not submit proof that they realized them or that they did not submit complete documentation for them, Telma reported. It...

Macedonia Culture 20.05.21 | 15:10

Every nation has the right to its history, academic Kulavkova says

The resistance to pressures that deny Macedonian identity raises critical mass in Macedonia and awakens collective consciousness, said academic Katica Kulavkova during the presentation of the latest edition of the Macedonian Academy, about the history and the culture of Macedonia. The edition is being...

Macedonia Culture 11.05.21 | 17:31

Culture Ministry is waiting for an investigation into the actions of the previous Minister before it can begin paying artists in full

The Culture Ministry said it is trying to pay out funds in accordance with the latest annual program, but is also waiting for the outcome of the investigation conducted by the Financial Police into the previous management of the department. Minister Irena Stefoska from SDSM accused her predecessor Husni...

Macedonia Culture 28.04.21 | 20:48

Leftist activist “cancels” late Macedonian playwright because of his “nationalism”

Goran Stefanovski is considered the leading Macedonian playwright of the modern era. Known for the cult classics Tattoed Souls, Wild Flesh, Black Hole and Hi-Fi, Stefanovski dealt with the anguish of his generation and portrayed the misery filled lives of the era of Communist decay. He died in 2018 in...

Macedonia Culture 24.04.21 | 10:45

Strumica culture center statement shows you can’t always rely on Google translate

The newly appointed director of the Strumica culture center Vasil Bubev is off to a great start. The gym teacher who was decried as completely unsuitable for the position by the local actors and employees, is putting together an exhibition of sculptures. The “Anton Panov” center shared a...

Macedonia Culture 22.04.21 | 14:18

Poet and translator Bogomil Gjuzel dies aged 82

Academic Bogomil Gjuzel has died aged 82. Gjuzel was a noted poet, playwright and translator of Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot and other English classics to Macedonian. He held leading positions in the Macedonian Writer’s Association, the Macedonian PEN center and the Struga Poetry Evenings. Bogomil Gjuzel...

Macedonia Culture 11.04.21 | 21:32

Spanish poet and friend of Macedonia Justo Jorge Padron dies aged 77

Spanish poet Justo Jorge Padron has died of the coronavirus aged 77. Padron was recipient of numerous awards and translated into 30 languages, while he himself translated Scandinavian poetry into Spanish. In Macedonia he was well known as the recipient of the Struga Poetry Evenings award in 1989 and...

Macedonia Culture 27.03.21 | 16:43

Legendary singer Zafir Hadzimanov dies aged 77

Legendary singer Zafir Hadzimanov died of Covid-19 aged 77.  Hadzimanov was a beloved singer all across former Yugoslavia, known for his romantic chancones. He spent much of his life in Belgrade, with his wife, singer and actress Senka Veletanlic, where he died. His son Vasil Hadzimanov is a popular...

Macedonia Culture 19.03.21 | 19:28

Culture Minister Stefoska wants to ban the cities of Ohrid and Struga from making their own urban plans

Culture Minister Irena Stefoska called on the Government to revoke the authority of the municipalities of Ohrid and Struga in urban planning. Her reaction comes after the city of Ohrid allowed the demolition and redevelopment of Hotel Park, which has caused outrage in a generation of architects trying...

Macedonia Culture 15.03.21 | 16:31

Petition to withdraw Vasil Garvanliev as Macedonia’s representative in the Eurovision song contest

An online petition to withdraw Vasil Garvanliev as Macedonia’s representative in the 2021 Eurovision song contest has reached nearly 6,000 signatures. Garvanliev recently revealed that the has dual citizenship – Macedonian and Bulgarian, and his video for the Here I Stand song featured what...

Macedonia Culture 15.03.21 | 16:23

Dragoljub Gjuricic, former drummer for Leb i Sol, died of Covid

Dragoljub Gjuricic, former drummer for the legendary Leb i Sol band and other Yugoslav bands, has died in Belgrade from Covid. Gjuricic played with YU Grupa, Kerber, as well as with Djordje Balasevic, who recently also died from Covid-19. He joined Leb i Sol, the cult Macedonian band, in 1981 after Garabet...

Macedonia Culture 13.03.21 | 14:35

The new Eurovision controversy has dropped

The dispute with Bulgaria has so preoccupied public discourse that it has now bizarelly entered into the Eurovision competition. The reason is the recently promoted video for the Macedonian entry – the song named Here I Stand performed by Vasil Garvanliev.   In the video, recorded in a historic...

Culture 04.03.21 | 13:10

Philharmonic to give second chamber concert of classical trios, quartets

Following the first chamber concert in the “Philharmonic for the Philharmonic” series, which was held late last year featuring the orchestra’s musicians performing as part of trios or quartets, the second concert in the chamber music series will be held at 8 pm. The concert program includes works...

Culture 01.03.21 | 11:17

Golden Globes 2021: ‘Nomadland,’ ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ win top awards

The biggest winners of the 78th Golden Globes were “Nomadland” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” The two films earned awards for best picture; “Nomadland” for the drama category and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” for the comedy or musical division. Among notable achievements of the night,...

Macedonia Culture 16.02.21 | 21:24

Japanese singer captivates Macedonians with his performance of epic songs

Japanese opera singer Kazihuro Kotetsu endeared himself to the Macedonian public with his renditions of epic Macedonian songs. His latest is Koga Padna na Pirina (When he Fell on Mt. Pirin) – the lament of the kiling of Jane Sandanski and of the partition of Macedonia. When I sing Koga padna,...

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