Jonida Prifti

Jonida Prifti, (1982, Berat, Albanië) is a poetess / performer, vocalist and translator / interpreter from Albanian to Italian and vice versa. She emigrated to Italy (Rome) in 2001.

Her work focuses on the linguistic mix between the mother tongue (Albanian) and the Italian language. Her bilingual audio-book Ajenk is a clear example of two ways of seeing the language where the two cultures, Albanian and Italian, meet by integrating each other through linguistic / poetic research. In 2008, she founded the sound poetry duo Acchiappashpirt with the italian musician Stefano Di Trapani. This project “mixes” contemporary music and avant-garde poetry.