Albanians are famous in the Balkan region for their awesome culture and amazing folklore. Whether we talk about the heroic epics , the sweetly melodic lullabies , wedding songs or other folk festivals the beauty of Albanian culture is so fascinating. This is because Albania is geographically located between two great civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. And this has resulted into a remarkable cultural heritage of Albania.

Shota dance performer in her beautiful style

Shota the traditional dance of Albania is also a reflection of the great folk heritage of Albania. This dance is very popular in whole Balkan region. The neighboring Kosovo people also love to dance Shota. Shota or Shote dance has the historic significance as well as this traditional dance is named after the Albanian heroine Shote Galica. Shote Galica was a great warrior in this region who was involved in more than 40 guerrilla campaigns against the enemy. She fought to safeguard her countrymen form the violence and terror caused by the Belgrade and Serb regimes. In the last days of her life, Shote Galica moved to Albania, where she died in Fushe-Kruje. As a tribute of her great services she was declared by the Albanian government as People’s Heroin of Albania.

Shota the traditional dance of Albania  is performed by taking speedy steps with the fast rythems of music. The main art of the Shota dancers is to maintain the momentum going fastly with the bouncing beats. Shota is so favorite dance of Albanians as it is displayed in many folk festivals, wedding occasions and many other events.

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One Comment

  1. Alex
    Posted February 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the info about such amazing culture!

    Greetings from Spain.

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