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Mahmut Orhan

Mahmut Orhan (born 11 January 1993) is a Turkish disc jockey and record producer. In 2016, his song "Feel" featuring Turkish singer and songwriter Sena Şener appeared on charts in Greece, Germany, Poland and Romania, among others. In 2017 Mahmut released remix of "Game of Thrones" and the song "Save me" with Romanian singer Eneli. Both songs gained significant success. Orhan has been part of some of the world's leading electronic music festivals, such as Exit Festival in Serbia and Untold Festival in Romania.


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NANA

Kwame Abrokwa is a Ghana born German rap singer performing under the name of Nana. He was born on 5 October 1968. At the age of 10 Kwame and his family moved to Hamburg, Germany.

As a little boy Kwame was really interested in music and that’s what led him to developing this into a career at the beginning of 90’. He was at the forefront of euro rap era rise. The key elements of his lyrics are faith and religion, family and love, racism and holocaust.

In 1996 Nana was the first artist signed by a music label Booya music. The main single “Darkman” was at the top of all the music charts, it also made it into the top 10 of German Media Control Chart. It remained at number 1 for several weeks. His famous hits "Lonely", "Dreams", "Remember the Time", "Rain" are well known worldwide and they appeared in various chart hits in 90'.


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Eugent Bushpepa

Eugent Bushpepa was born 2 July 1984, also known by his alternative name Gent Bushpepa, is an Albanian singer, songwriter and composer. Regarded as one of the most popular modern rock musicians in the Albanian-speaking world, he is noted for his vocal range, vocal power, high-energy live performances, and is also recognized as an accomplished guitarist.

Bushpepa and his band were the supporting acts on the concert tours of Deep Purple in 2007, Duff Mckagan (Guns N’ Roses) in 2011 and Overkill in 2014. On 18 August 2013, he performed a full concert with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Bushpepa is the sole author of his song which was reworked for the Eurovision by Jim Lowe, a Grammy Award-winning British record producer and audio engineer.

In 2017, Bushpepa won the 56th edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song "Mall" and went on to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. 

He started singing at the age of six while his guitar training began in the fifth grade of primary school. After finishing high school, he moved to Bologna, Italy, to study medicine where he completed his first academic year.

Bushpepa's professional career began in 2006 and since then he has been active in the Albanian music scene. His national breakthrough came with the song “Maska e Madhështisë", released in 2007 at Top Fest 4. In the same competition, he also teamed up with a rock band called Sunrise, performing their song Engjëll, and then he went on to play in major music festivals and worked on new music. Although Eugent made his professional stage debut in Kënga Magjike at the age of fourteen, his music career was jump-started upon his return to Albania in 2006 where he was set to pursue a medical degree in dentistry and started to perform live shows in various night clubs and pubs alongside studies. Writing and performing his own material, Bushpepa had also made various live covers and appeared in over 2000 live shows since his beginnings.


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JERICHO

The music of Jericho is a fusion between rock, alternative, electronics and traditional ethnic Albanian music characteristic for region of Kosovo and northern Albania.

Apart from standard rock instruments, they also use oriental instruments that are found in traditional Albanian music, such as “tupan” , "kavall" and “zurna”.

Lyrics of the songs are generally written in Gheg dialect which is spoken in Kosovo, Macedonia and Northern Albania, also used very often in epic Albanian poems.

Songs of Jericho are popular mainly amongst young Albanians living in the Balkans, but are also aired on different independent and alternative Radio stations throughout former Yugoslav countries.


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OffChestra

OffChestra is a well-known band of artists. OffChestra is a musical-orchestra formation created by professional instrumentalists, that performs albanian and balkan music mixed with different international genres (ska, reagge, latino, jazz, drum&bass, dubstep). The group was created on May 30th 2011. Characteristics of their music are strong balkan rhythms mixed with beautiful albanian melodies and enriched with international modern genres. Their live energetic performance has enabled them to do many shows in Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Turkey.

Throughout the years, the band has published a lot of clips like “At your window”, in collaboration with Kushtrim Hoxha, “There’s no work”, “No vest” ,“Jena pa” in collaboration with McKresha. They have also participated in musical festivals like Netët E Klipit Shqiptar 13 (2014) and Top Fest 10 (2013) with the song “A bon” and in the 53rd edition of RTSH Festival with the song “Bajram”.

The band members are: Sezgin Curi (Singer, Bass),Faruk Banjska (Guitar),Ilire Avdiu (Clarinet), Dukagjin Muhaxheri (Saxophone), Ardit Pira (Trumpet), Ilir Livoreka (Trombone),Granit Pacarada (Drums).


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West Side Family

West Side Family (“WSF”) first debut in 1999 was at the Albanian Song Contest "Kenga Magjike" founded by Ardit Gjebrea who also was WSF manager for a period of time. 

WSF had two published albums:

1. JetaShkon

2.  WSF (West Side Family)

From 2017 the group (Miri and Landi) has published 6 more songs. 

Not only is WSF popular in Albania but also everywhere there is Albanian community abroad.


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Vitmar Basha

Vitmar Basha was born in Tirana on February 24, 1981. He grew up in a family of artists who at a young age completed his professional and artistic training in Bari and Florence, Italy. He graduated in Psychology, always cultivating a love for music and the guitar instrument. Known in the underground scene of Florence after many years, in 2008 he returns to Albania with the great desire to be part of the Albanian scene, presenting himself from the beginning with his creations with rock and grunge sounds. In 2008, he begins to take part of various competitions in the country such as Top Fest 5 with the song "Dy yje", Kënga Magjike  "Akoma tonat", RTSH Festival " Një tjetër jetë " etc. Active on the live stage of the capital of Albania for years, he continues to transmit through his music and albums values ​​such as equality, friendship, love for art and beauty. In January 2019 Vitmar Basha presents with success and very positive feedback at the Puppet Theater of Tirana his latest album entitled "9". Presented in the edition " Kënga Magjike 2019" with a love song in pop / country shades entitled "Largoji retë". Currently he is the director in management of the TEN Multidisciplinary Center in Tirana.


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Marsela Çibukaj

Since an early age Marsela Cibukaj was noticed for her great passion for art and music in particular. In the ‘90s she immigrates to Rome with her family where she has the chance to be mentored by famous Italian professors who taught her different techniques like Rhythm & Blues / Blues and Jazz. After 25 years it’s the love for music who makes her return to Albania and participate at “The Voice of Albania” tv show where she wins the second prize and gains huge success among the general public and the professional singers arena. Later on she participates at “The Voice of Italy” tv show, from which started the collaboration with Noemi and other Italian TV stations like RAI, La7, and Canale 5. For almost 10 years she is now present in television and radio (Top Channel, *Top Show/RTSH/Radio Tirana * Turni 3) as well as the live music scene and has become very much loved from the media and the public.

In 2013, she wins the internet prize as singer and songwriter with the song “Timeless Feeling” at Top Fest Show. In 2014, she comes 4th at the finals of the 53rd Festival of RTSH with the song “I can’t”. In 2019, she gains huge success in “Kënga Magjike” Festival with the song “Love crumbs”. She is considered as one of the most particular and brilliant voices inside and outside the country. With her velvet voice, her sense of humor and scenic presence, she is today one of the most loved and followed artists from the public. She joins the stage of “South Outdoor 2020”Festival for the first time, together with her band with a repertoire of blues/pop/ jazz and rock a billy nuances.


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Urban Band

Urban Band is a 4-man band founded in july 2016 in Tirana. They perform live music shows and since 2019 they have been creating and producing their own music. The band plays different ganres including: rock, pop, reggea, rock n’roll and albanian rock music.

The members of the band are: Andi Tanko (vocals), Dritan Hekurani (bass), Jurgen “Kerrci “ Cara (Guitar) , Sajmir Tatushi (Drums). The band just released their 2nd song and participated in the “Kenga Magjike 2021” festival , where they won the “Best New Artist” trophy.

The Band is influenced by the music of the greatest Rock bands of all times such as: ACDC , Guns n’Roses, The Queen, Metallica, Led Zeppelin , Bon Jovi and many others. They play the best songs of these bands and are known of creating the energy of a pure live rock show.


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Orgesa Zaimi & Band

Orgesa is a well-known singer in Albania. Her fans are used to enjoy her music through live concerts and artistic events. She is present for more than a decade, on different festivals, competitions and music shows. Orgesa is engaged in awareness campaigns and supports various social causes such as Down Syndrome Albania where she is an ambassador.  

Determined to not compromise with the chaotic music market in Albania, she is always in the search of good music to perform. During recent years she has had successful collaborations with some of the best music authors in Albania such as Aida Baraku and Armend Rexhepagiq. 


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Dj Mickey

DJ Mickey started his career as a DJ in late 2007, playing in different local clubs and flaring up to the crowd about his cool and special selections and making his dj set very colorful. He has shared his stage by doing warm ups for many global dj’s such as Axwell, Fedde Le Grand, Afrojack, Mahmut Orhan, Tujamo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and many more. He is resident dj of the well-known clubs such as Folie Terrace and Folie Marine for more than a decade. Meanwhile he does special guest appearances in many other festivals and clubs in Albania and abroad.

His style is focused mainly electronic music combined with other genres. 


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Boocky Dj

Boocky DJ, whose real name is Endri, is undoubtedly one of the most popular and sought after DJs in nightclubs in Albania for more than 15 years. It is almost impossible not to have heard of Boocky DJ mixing at least once in the most popular bars in the country. Over the years as a DJ, he has played alongside well-known DJs such as Axwell, Fedde Le Grand, Roger Sanchez, Tujamo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. In addition to his profession as a DJ, he is engaged full-time in his studio as a composer and producer.He has collaborated with some well-known Albanian artists such as Alban Skënderaj, Mc Kresha, Lyrical Son, Elhaida Dani, Enxhi Nasufi, Klint Collaku etc.


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Abelomania

Abelomania is one of the main protagonists in the Dj's scene in Albania and not only. For more than two decades in the nightlife in Tirana, but also present at the major events in the country. The last few years with his productions and remixes continues to be one of the most beloved DJs.


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