Lezha represented Albania in the 72th World Folklore Festival “Mandorle in Fiore” that took place in Agrigento, Italy. A group composed by 29 artists of different genres like folk instrumentalists, musicians and singers from the north and south of the country, under the direction of Lezha Culture Palace, Albana Pervathi performed in this festival unfolding with great dignity the Albanian folk and costumes.
This festival organized by UNESCO promotes the intangible assets value, deemed as humanity’s heritage. Beside the instrumental folk, the traditional dances and costumes from throughout the country, Albania was presented also with its polyphony, the most ancient form of musical expression in Europe, proclaimed since 2008 as one of the oral masterpieces of humanity’s heritage.
The presentation of different cultures from all over the world remains the undisputed value of the annual festival of Agrigento, where Albania has a place of honor.