Category: Culture
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,...

Macedonia Culture 10.02.21 | 11:55

Government freezes all payments from the Culture Ministry pending a review

The Macedonian Government ordered a freeze on payments from the Culture Ministry, for projects that were approved in the 2020 annual program signed by former Minister Husni Ismaili. The Government ordered an inspection into the projects. Ismaili, who is a doctor, was appointed to the position after the...

Macedonia Culture 10.02.21 | 09:29

Actors from the Strumica theater protest against their unqualified new director

Actors from the Strumica theater will hold a protest today. They object to the appointment of an unqualified gym teachers as their new director. Vasil Bubev was appointed over several candidates from the institution, and better qualified outside candidates. Bubev was appointed to the position after managing...

Culture 01.02.21 | 14:15

255 cultural workers sign initiative demanding that competent staff is placed in managerial positions, without politics interfering in their election

A total of 255 actors, directors, playwrights, artists, composers, producers, architects, cultural managers are signatories of a initiative asking the Minister of Culture Irena Stefoska to appoint competent persons to managerial positions in institutions, without politics interfering in their election. This...

Macedonia Culture 30.01.21 | 12:20

Gym teacher named head of the Strumica theater

Actors from Strumica are protesting that a gym teacher was appinted as head of the main Anton Panov theater and culture center. Vasil Bubev, the newly appointed director, worked as gym teacher and director of a local kindergarten, and won over two other candidates who had more than five years experience...

Macedonia Culture 14.01.21 | 12:45

Highly critical UNESCO report sparks concern in the Zaev Government

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held an e-conference with a number of ministers and local officials yesterday to discuss the dire report prepared by UNESCO, which found that the cultural and natural legacy of Ohrid is under threat. Zaev tried to blame the previous Government for the over-development of the...

Culture 12.01.21 | 23:10

Actress Sara Klimoska selected for European Shooting Stars Award

Macedonian actress Sara Klimoska has been shortlisted as one of the top ten up-and-coming European acting talents as part of the initiative of the European Film Promotion (EFP). European Film Promotion, the group which organizes the European Shooting Stars program, will present the 10 talents to the...

Macedonia Culture 28.12.20 | 09:00

The Vevcani carnival will be greatly reduced due to the coronavirus epidemic

The Vevcani carnival is the latest event that will be stripped down. Vevcani Mayor Saso Jankoski said that the concerts will be cancelled, but the traditional masked parade, that goes back to pre-Christian times, will still take place. We gave up on the concerts to prevent mass gatherings and the spread...

Macedonia Culture 24.12.20 | 16:58

Philharmonic Orchestra aims to restore optimism with the New Year concert

New Year, New Beginning is the title of the last concert of 2020 planned by the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is scheduled for Thursday evening, and will feature a blend of classics and jazz, conducted by Dzijan Emin. John Ilija Apelgren, Sarah Mace, Dejan Bobic, Polina Taseva and Kalina...

Macedonia Culture 22.12.20 | 19:25

Controversy surrounds appointment of new Film Agency director

The Film Agency Bojan Lazarevski as its director, on orders from the Zaev Government, before he was relieved as member of the Managing Board of the agency. Lazarevski was Zaev’s pick to replace the scandalous agency director Gorjan Tozija, who initated a dispute with Slovenia and Croatia, deeply...

Macedonia Culture 17.12.20 | 13:59

Premiere of Christmas Song performed by tragically deceased Vlatko Ilievski

Kire Kostov’s and Ljupco Jakimovski’s Christmas Song, performed by the tragically deceased singer Vlatko Ilievski is having its premiere today. The song was recorded in the Torus studio and hasn’t been broadcast until now. Vlatko Ilievski died in 2018 from an apparent overdose and this is a way...

Culture 01.12.20 | 19:35

Workshops, successful Macedonian practices, presentation of talents and ideas on the second day of the International Forum of Creative Industries

Workshops, presentations of successful practices, presentation of talents and creative ideas among the participants, this is part of the program of the second day of the International Forum of Creative Cultural Entrepreneurship. The program will be completely online, and the audience can follow it on...

Culture 16.11.20 | 22:50

‘Willow’ by Milcho Manchevski is Macedonia’s ‘Oscar’ candidate

Film ‘Willow’ by Milcho Manchevski is Macedonia’s “Oscar” candidate in the Best International Feature Film category for 2021, said the Association of Film Workers of Macedonia on Monday. The Association informed that the submission of ‘Willow’ as our national...

Culture 12.11.20 | 10:09

Digital Dictionary of the Macedonian language under cyber attack

For two days, the “Digital Dictionary of the Macedonian language” is unavailable to users of this tool. One of the oldest computer scientists in Macedonia and creator of this platform, Shinasi Derebej, informed on Facebook that the server has been under cyber-attack. Since its introduction,...

Culture 13.10.20 | 10:17

Rumena Bužarovska play premieres in Slovenia: Women shouldn’t have to be superheroes to be equal

My Husband, a Slovenian-language theater production based on Rumena Bužarovska’s short stories, premiered in the Slovene National Theater – Drama Ljubljana on Oct. 8, 9, and 10. In line with social distancing guidelines, the play had six performances in front of 80 viewers each time. The play powerfully...

Culture 30.09.20 | 12:50

Tea Begovska’s ‘Revolution-Live’ video project to premiere online

Theater director Tea Begovska’s video project Revolution-Live — recorded during lockdown and featuring actors, musicians, and artists from five countries talking about love, faith, hope, courage, and truth — will premiere on YouTube at 8:15 pm. In the compilation, Jorge Angeles from Mexico, Rujish...

Macedonia Culture 29.09.20 | 18:27

Culture Ministry declares it will protect what’s left of the devastated Matejce monastery

The Culture Ministry plans to protect the Matejce monastery, a 14 century shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, which was badly damaged by Albanian terrorists in the 2001 war. Its priceless frescoes were famously desecrated with rude inscriptions and Jasmina Zisovska from the Ministry says that the state...

Culture 22.09.20 | 22:34

Theaters, cinemas, opera and ballet to operate under event protocol

The Government adopted Tuesday the opinion by the Commission for Infectious Diseases, according to which theaters, cinemas, opera and ballet performances, other events including film screenings, multimedia projects, festivals and other cultural events will operate under the Protocol for organization...

Culture 22.09.20 | 17:19

Milco Mancevski’s ‘Willow’ to compete for EFA nomination

Macedonian filmmaker Milco Mancevski’s ‘Willow’ has made the European Film Academy’s Feature Film Selection, a list of 38 films recommended for a 2020 European Film Awards nomination. In the coming weeks, the over 3,800 members of the European Film Academy will screen the 38 selected...

Culture 20.09.20 | 13:50

Manaki Brothers festival presents awards to laureates Stole Popov and Janusz Kaminski

Director and screenwriter Stole Popov is the laureate of the “Big Star of Macedonian Film” award and Polish-American cinematographer Janusz Kaminski is the recipient of the life achievement award “Golden Camera 300” at the 41st International cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers...

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