Albanian Folklore on Turkish Screen

By: Valon Xoxa    January 31, 2014

Mimoza Elezi might not be famous in Albania or Kosovo, however she is quickly becoming a recognizable face among the Albanian speaking diaspora in Turkey. Her latest show brings refreshing material to its audience, mainly bringing Albanian folk songs. Her aspirations however do not end with the show, she seeks to soon open up an Albanian language school in Turkey thus making her a big contributor towards preserving the culture. 

Ever since her arrival in Turkey, Mimoza has been actively engaged in Turkish tv shows and movies. Mimoza did not stop with acting, she aspired to do more and this time she brought along the folklore and culture she so strongly identifies with. After her initial success with acting, she started a musical show where the majority of the songs presented are Albanian folk songs and epics.

In the following video one can see Mimoza present a North Albanian folk song and midst switch to speaking Albanian to properly greet her Albanian audience.

The original article was posted at KultPlus. Click here to read the original article.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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