A.U.K. Alumna performs in Belgrade for a world without prejudice
Ms. Rona Nishliu, A.U.K. Alumna, performed her premiere Serbian festival “Mirëdita, Dobar Dan!” in Belgrade, at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on September 20th. Singing in Albanian, Rona performed significant songs on themes of struggle, celebration, courage and love. After the performance, she said “I am happy to be the opener of the festival.” In the press, Nishliu associated the concert in Belgrade with the festival “DAM Fest”, which is one of the most prominent cultural events that takes place in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Rona is now a singer-songwriter and radio presenter. She represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with the entry “Suus.” At the contest, she was placed fifth, and achieved the best placement for Albania to date.
As A.U.K alumna, Rona Nishliu remains committed to humanitarian work. After Eurovision, She became a member of “Be Cool, Don’t Slap”, a project that raises gender awareness. She prepared a song particularly for this organization called “Because only the heart speaks right” which communicates a strong message against adolescent gender violence. The song is part of a wide public awareness campaign lead by the Kosovo Gender Studies Centre. It was supported and financed by the European Union.
Rona Nishliu graduated from A.U.K. in May 2008 with concentrations in Economics and Statistics, and Management, with a minor in Public Policy.