About Our Festival

Michigan's Largest Albanian Cultural Event

Our Mission & Vision

Only 4 years in existence, the Albanian USA Festival in Detroit has already made a name for itself.

The Albanian USA Festival is a Non-political, Non-religious, Non-profit Organization established to build community pride nationwide and showcases our diversity of music, arts, and cultures.  Multi-generational and multi-cultural families gather to enjoy music, entertainment,  and services from local businesses, foods, and vendors.

“We have been going to the Albanian festival every year and we enjoy it each year. Organizers bring different singers and performers. Our children have a great time, too and it gives them an opportunity to learn about our culture.”

– Aida K.

Who We Are

Our 2019 Team & Leadership

Our Board consists of community leaders and organizers who excel in their professional fields – whether it’s arts or business.

Ben Pllumaj

Ben Pllumaj

Founder & President

Dom Ndue Gjergji

Dom Ndue Gjergji

Vice President

Joli Paparisto

Joli Paparisto

Artistic Director

Arben Dervishi

Arben Dervishi

Artistic Co-ordinator

Mirela Pllumaj

Mirela Pllumaj

Board Member

Gjovalin Kacorri

Gjovalin Kacorri

Vice Treasurer

Albert Spahi

Albert Spahi

Board Member

Leonora Selmani

Leonora Selmani

Board Member

Joseph Dedvukaj

Joseph Dedvukaj

Board Member

Nevrus Nazarko

Nevrus Nazarko

Treasurer