- Mikaela Minga
(b Shkodra, Albania, May 11, 1930; d Tirana, Albania, May 19, 2006). Albanian singer . She grew up in Shkodra, in close contact to the rich urban musical tradition of the city and its main leaders. She gave a few performances on Radio Shkodra. In the mid-1940s, she moved to Tirana. For two years she studied singing at the Arts Lyceum, with Jorgjie Truja; then she got involved as a soloist of a Shkodra musical ensemble that performed and recorded for Radio Tirana. The latter was directed by Paulin Pali, a key figure in the traditional repertory of Shkodra and for her future career. In ...