SEAD KAZANXHIU
Zhamballa

Oil on Canvas

6 October, 2018

VENUES

SARAJ
150x207 cm

S4

Sead Kazanxhiu

Title: Zhamballa

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dimension: 150×207 cm

Courtesy: The artist

Year: 2015

Zhamballa, a special game that goes around up and down is a symbol of celebration of Herdelezi (Saint George’s Day) in the Romani neighborhood of the village of Baltez in Fier. The name Zhamballa, etymologically comes from the word ‘zham,’ or ‘dzam’ in the Romani language, which means blessing. Zhamba is also the name for (the frog), the sound that the wood makes when it comes around, sounds like the songs of the frogs in the summer.