Wednesday, 06 April 2022 00:25



The European Music Festival for Young People wants to give choirs who are looking for an extra challenge the opportunity to study a song written
especially for the European cooperation project “West-Balkan and Europe United, musical synergies for young artists”.

For this project the EMJ cooperates with partners from three countries in theEuropean Union (Italy, Poland and Hungary) and six countries from the
West-Balkan region (Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia). The aim of this project is to introduce youngsters to choir music
typical for a different region than their own.

We and our partners have asked choir composers from the West-Balkan to compose songs and we want to let them be performed by choirs based in the European Union.
Simultaneously, compositions written by Belgian, Polish, Italian and Hungarian composers will be performed in the West-Balkan. This way we want to introduce a, for many, lesser known region to the European youth and achieve cultural exchange.

The cooperation between the different countries was arranged as follows:
• European Music Festival for Young People, Neerpelt, Belgium; Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo
• Universitas Cantat, Poznan, Poland and North Macedonia
• Harmonia Gentium, Lecco, Italy and Bosnia
• Future of Europe International Children and Youth Meeting, Kecskemet, Hungary and Serbia

For the European Music Festival for Young People the following compositions were created:
• Me nji Lule (SATB), composed by Memli Kelmendi (Kosovo)
• Hapi krahët (SATB), composed by Alban Dhamo (Albania)
• Gorskog vijenca (SSA), composed by Marko Kovac (Montenegro)

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