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Nexhmije Pagarusha

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Nexhmije Pagarusha was born in the small village of Pagarusha. She began her music career as a singer for Radio Pristina in 1948.
Her musical creative work lasted for almost 40 years, and it is very hard to say, which genre she belongs to, because she sang almost all of them. Her interpretations in folk music were exactly as perfect as her interpretations in the classic music, especially opera.

Pagarusha was loved by the music critics and adored from the music admires. She was called Bilbili i Kosovës (Nightingale Of Kosovo), queen of the Albanian music, Madam Butterfly, etc.

She gained great popularity not just in her own country but also in other European countries, such as Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria etc. She led several tours with the music ensemble Shota in these countries, and also in Israel.

The song Baresha (Heardswoman) is one of her most popular songs. It was composed by her husband, Rexhep Mulliqi and the text was written by Rifat Kukaj.

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