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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Lina Video - Realisht

Lina videoclip
"Realisht" eng. "Really", "In reality"

If you remember, Lina won Polifest 2006 (RnB genre) and she (I think) lives in Sweden.

Familja 3nt feat Kerkushi - Mos me shurdho

Familja 3nt feat Kerkushi videoclip
"Mos me shurdho" eng. something like "Shut up", "Shut your mouth" or perhaps "Stop doing my head in". Have a go in translating the title in the comments section.

This is a satirical version of the original "Te dy" by Tingulli 3nt, performed by Quza's comedy team as part of the "Frekuenca e Quzes" (Quza's Frequency") Show. The satire is targeting various political personalities who are currently involved in the process of determination of the Kosova status.

Quza's Frequency main team:
Heset Maliqi - Quza (the leader)
Elida Shasivari
Shkelzen Qerimi
Admir Salihu etc.

Januz Mushkolaj & Fatmir Miroci Video - Qike pash bacen

Januz Mushkolaj & Fatmir Miroci video
"Qike pash bacen, ku mje rrite"
Albanian folk music

+tag: jonuz, jonus

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hysni Klinaku Video - O Qemajl

Hysni Klinaku video
"O Qemajl"

Ingrid Jushi Video - Xhamadani

Ingrid Jushi video
"Xhamadani kuq si gjaku"
Xhamadan is a traditional albanian (folk) jacket. Some refer to it as doublet.

Ingrid is performing as a guest at "Folk Universe" Festival, Tirana 2004.

+tag: ingrit

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Ilir Shaqiri Video - You're staying young

Ilir Shaqiri video
"Ti po mbetesh i ri" eng. "You are staying young"

Dedicated to Adem Jashari, albanian national hero from Drenica, Kosova.

Aferdita Demaku Video - Po ku je burre i dheut

Aferdita Demaku videoclip
"Po ku je burre i dheut" eng. guessing... "Where are you, man of this soil"

Monday, November 27, 2006

Arif Vladi Video - Drenica

Arif Vladi videoclip
"Drenica" or "Jam Kosova e Shqiptarise" eng. "I am Kosova of Albanianhood"

+tags: shqiperia shqiperise kosove

Leonora Jakupi Video - Can innocence be killed

Leonora Jakupi videoclip
"A vritet pafajsia" eng. "Can innocence be killed"
Text: Agim Doci
Music: Edmond Zhulali

Leonora dedicated this song to her father who was killed by Serb forces during Kosova war and to all other albanians who suffered the same destiny.

+key: mos ma prek ti shkja drenicen

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Lumnie Ibrahimi Video - The Wedding Dress

Lumnie Ibrahimi videoclip
"Fustani i nuserise" eng. "The Wedding Dress"

+key: lumnije

Orinda Huta Video - Nisu, Arratisu

Orinda Huta Video - Kenga Magjike 2006 (Magic Song 2006)
Title: "Nisu, Arratisu"
Text & Music: Aida Baraku (Armend's partner)
Orchestration: Darko Dimitrov

"Discography" Award

Veli Sahiti & Teuta Kurti Video - Me ofro dashuri

Veli Sahiti & Teuta Kurti videoclip
"Me ofro dashuri" eng. "Bring me love", "Give me love", "I need your love"

How interesting, a video where two music generations meet, old and young.
Veli Sahiti, dob. 15.08.1954 (some sites quote '56)
Teuta Kurti, dob. 23.09.1986

Veli has been singing for over 30 years now and many would remember him best with his mega hit song "Zeshkanja Ime". He started as a member of the TRIX band back in 1973/74 and though the band dismembered later, he still represents it, preserving the old spirit of the band. 14 albums in total, "Engjulli Im" (My Angel) being the latest one (March 2006). (See in comments section for more info)

Teuta is a young singer and has been recently seen in Kenga Magjike 2006 Final with the song "Jeto me Bugin", a song that landed her "Best Style" Award. She came about to become popular with her participation in albanian Pop Idol style contest in 2004 and since then, she is promoting a very unique singing style (& voice) that is making her new fans everyday.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Harrnat Video - Harrnat (Patches)

Harrnat videoclip
"Harrnat" eng. "Patches"

Genta Ismajli Video - I've got explosive soul

Genta Ismajli video - "Thank you USA" OpenAir Concert
"E kam shpirtin eksploziv" eng. "I've got explosive soul"

Genta performing at "Thank you USA" OpenAir Concert, in front of a crowd of thousands of fans at the National Theater building, as part of a 4 day event in Prishtina (20th - 23rd Nov 2006), during which kosovars are expressing gratitude to USA's endeavor to promoting freedom and democracy in Kosova. This was an initiative by students of the Royal University "Iliria" in Prishtina and was backed by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports...

+key: ismaili thank you america

Ciljeta Video - S'ke ku vete

Ciljeta Video - Kenga Magjike 2006, Best Etno Award
"S'ke ku vete" eng. hmmm... I need some help here! ("Nowhere to go", thanks!)
Text by: Adrian Hila
Music & Orchestration by: Adrian Hila (Adrian is the man!)

Special thanks to KosovaVideo for uploading this!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Lena Video - I don't know

Lena videoclip
"Nuk e di" eng. "I don't know"

I think she too comes from diaspora. Don't know which country and she says "don't know" too.

Edi King Video - I love you so much

Edi King Video
"Shume te dua" eng. "I love you so much"
shum

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Nusran Fera Video - Vera

Nusran Fera videoclip
"Vera" eng. "Summer" not sure if he means summer or is it a name.
Text by: Leonora Poloska
Music by: Artan Kastrati

Nusran is a 28 years old medicine graduate who loves music and had a taste of modelling life too. He lives in Switzerland since the age of 12. He promoted his first album "Bye" last year in Discotheque "Vega" in Shkup (Skopje), Macedonia. This is his 3rd videoclip and no doubt you will hear much more from him in the future. For further info, you can visit his official site Here

Eliza Hoxha Video - Pendimi

Eliza Hoxha videoclip
"Pendimi" eng. "Remorse", "Regret"
Album: "Eliza 100%"

After 2 years of absence, Eliza appeared recently on "Fama" Show as a guest of Alaudin Hamiti of RTK. She explained that the reason for this absence from music life was due to postgraduate studies that she had to attend in Belgium and now that studies are nearing its end, she plans for a come back. Already liaising with number of composers like Enis Presheva, Florent Boshnjaku in preparing her 3rd Album. Also, her name has been circulated on internet as participant in the Albania's 45th edition of "National Song" contest to be held this year, 21st - 23rd December. Winning this contest (finger crossed), would pave the way to "Eurovision" song contest next year. But, reports are suggesting that the national song contest is going to be tough since some pretty competitive names like Alban Skenderaj, Mariza Ikonimi, Evis Mula, Arberie Hadergjonaj etc. are taking part too.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Saimir Pirgu Video - Nessun Dorma

Saimir Pirgu Video - "Nessun Dorma"
Performing as a guest at Kenga Magjike 2006, Tirana, 19th Nov 2006.

The New Pavarotti Comes From Albania

IS THE TYPE OF STORY THAT IS VERY RARE BUT ACTUALLY DOES HAPPEN SOMETIMES. A YOUNG MAN FROM NOWHERE APPEARS ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE. THE VERY PROMISING BEGINNING OF AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER. SAIMIR PIRGU – ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO, NOBODY KNEW THIS EXOTIC SOUNDING NAME. NOR WAS ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH THE FACE OF THIS LIKEABLE YOUNG MAN. NOT TO MENTION HIS VOICE…

Now all that has changed. Saimir Pirgu has already sung in Bolzano, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Bologna, Pesaro and Rome, London, Madrid, Bilbao and Valencia, Zurich, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Munich, as well as the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival. And more important engagements are coming up…

Born in 1981, he began his musical studies in 1988 at the Liceo d’Arte in his hometown Elbasan (Albania) as a violinist and continued studying singing at the Conservatories of Tirana and Bolzano, with Vito Brunetti, who still is his teacher. After moving to Italy, he won in 2001 the prize as “Best Young Singer” at the “Umberto Sacchetti” Competition in Bologna and in 2002 the International Competition “Enrico Caruso” in Milan. Later that year he also won the “Tito Schipa” International Competition in Lecce. First engagements brought Saimir Pirgu to Strasburg and to the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, where he performed as Ermanno in L’equivoco stravagante with Alberto Zedda. Soon after he had his debut as Belfiore in Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, where he also sang the role of Alì in Rossini’s Adina under the baton of Renato Palumbo in 2003. Daniel Oren called him to sing the role of Lord Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and with Giovanni Antonini he sang Paolino in Il matrimonio segreto in Bolzano. 2004 is a very successful year and can be considered the international breakthrough of Saimir Pirgu.

He debuted in several operas by Mozart, singing the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte, with Claudio Abbado in Ferrara, Reggio Emilia and Modena. After his first performance in Albania as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, staged at the National Opera Tirana, he was called by director Ioan Holender to sing the same role at the Vienna Staatsoper. This debut brought him the prestigious prize “Eberhard Waechter Gesangsmedaille”. In Summer 2004 he has his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Ferrando in Così fan tutte directed by Philippe Jordan. In Autumn 2004 he appeared as Fenton in Falstaff, another great debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, where he also sang again the role of Nemorino and Ferrando, and with which he also done the Don Giovanni Japan tour with Seiji Ozawa. At the Teatro Real in Madrid he sang in Ramon Carnicer’s Elena e Costantino, and in Munich as Ferrando in Così fan tutte.

At the A.B.A.O. - O.L.B.E. in Bilbao he sang as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Have followed engagements in the roles of Ferrando e Fenton at the Wiener Staatsoper. During 2006 season he has sang La Traviata (Alfredo Germont) at the Zurich Opernhaus and at the Staatsoper Berlin, Don Giovanni at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Lortzig’s Szenen aus Mozart Leben and Rendine’s Un segreto d’importanza at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna. He returns to the Rossini Opera Festival 2006 for Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio (Edoardo Milfort) and Mozart’s L’obbligo del primo comandamento (Cristiano). Saimir Pirgu has just recorded is first CD for Universal Angelo casto e bel, a collection of tenor arias by Mozart, Pergolesi, Bononcini, Donizetti, Verdi, Massenet. Forthcoming engagements include Falstaff at the Zurich Opernhaus (October 2006), L’elisir d’amore at the Hamburgische Staatsoper (November 2006), Così fan tutte at the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbona (November 2006), La Traviata at the Staatsoper Berlin (December 2006), Don Giovanni, Falstaff, L’elisir d’amore at the Wiener Staatsoper (2007/2008 season), Falstaff in Bologna (June 2007), Il burbero di buon cuore (Giocondo) at the Teatro Real in Madrid (October 2007), Idomeneo with Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festival in Graz (May 2008). Saimir Pirgu will also make important debuts: at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi (February 2007), as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata at the Santa Fe Opera Festival (2009 season).

Notes:
"Nessun dorma" is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot. The aria, whose title translates from Italian as "Let no one sleep", follows the proclamation by the Princess Turandot that no one shall sleep: they shall all spend the night attempting to find out the name of the unknown prince, Calaf, who has set the challenge. Calaf sings, indicating his certainty that their effort will be in vain. The aria achieved pop status after Luciano Pavarotti's rendition of it was used as the BBC's theme for the 1990 Football World Cup held in Italy, and has since then become the tenor's signature song outside Italy.

+key: sajmir

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

West Side Family Video - Krahet Tua Do Jem (Magic Song 2006)

West Side Family Video (3rd Place Kenga Magjike 2006)
"Krahet Tua Do Jem" eng. "I'll be your wings"
Text & Music: West Side Family
Orchestration: Shpetim Saraci

They also scooped "Best Cantauthor" Award. Dr Flori (the bald&beard man) had another celebration on the night. He became a father. Congratulations on both prizes! You are great!

This song will uplift your spirit! Enjoy!

Ledina Celo Video - Jemi te huaj (Magic Song 2006)

Ledina Celo Video (2nd Place Kenga Magjike 2006)
"Jemi te huaj" eng. "We are estranged"
Text by: Timo Flloko
Music by: Kaliopi
Orchestration: Darko Dimitrov

Ledina also scooped the "Best Interpretation" Award. Brilliant song and passionate performance (as usual).

Monday, November 20, 2006

Armend Rexhepagiqi Video - Kur dashuria vdes (Magic Song 2006)

Armend Rexhepagiqi Video - (1st Place Kenga Magjike 2006, Final 19th Nov 2006)
"Kur dashuria vdes" eng. "When love dies"
Text: Aida Baraku (Armend's wife)
Music: Armend Rexhepagiqi
Orchestration: Darko Dimitrov

1st Prize: Armend Rexhepagiq
2nd Prize: Ledina Celo
3rd Prize: West Side Family

Armend is the winner of the 8th Edition of "Magic Song 2006" plus "Cmimi i Kritikes" (Award of the Critic).

"I am the richest man in the world, knowing that I have so many colleagues that love me, respect me and vote for me, and I think there isn't bigger wealth than having this!" - Armend stated.

When the winner was announced, there were mixed reactions amongst the audience. Apparently, part of the audience did not agree with the decision. Let me remind you, the secret voting was done by the artists themselves, the participants of the contest. Therefore, there might have been a room for biased voting. However, personally I am happy that the top 10 songs chart is actually a good reflection of the real picture, since majority of them are actually very good songs and if they did go wrong slightly, if we may put it this way (though personally, I think Armend's performance was good enough to match the prize), they still did not go wrong by a large margin. This is as far as the protocolary voting is concerned.

But, the real, undisputed winner of the festival, must be Ermal Fejzullahu ("Goca nga Tirana") who received both prizes "Internet" and "Public". This means he was the most voted one via internet and phones by ordinary mass of people who watched the contest. Knowing that there isn't much room for this type of voting to be influenced (assuming that no one fiddled with figures), it must then be the most genuine one, hence, making Ermal the real winner of the contest.

Overall, the music festival itself was glamorous and was televised live by TV Klan (Albania), RTV21 (Kosovo), MKTV2 (Macedonia) & Balkanika Music Television (Bulgaria & Romania).

Nusran Fera Videos

Nusran Fera Video Pages:
  1. Bye
  2. Vera
Nusran Fera

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ledina Celo Videos

Ledina Celo Video Pages:

  1. Vagabonds of Love
  2. Jemi te huaj eng. "Estranged" (2nd Prize Kenga Magjike 2006)
  3. Te ndjej te huaj (org. "Jemi te huaj") as videoclip
  4. Po vij tek ty (Fantasy)

+tag: lejdina

Ledina Celo

Armend Rexhepagiqi Videos

Armend Rexhepagiqi Video Pages:
  1. Dugi & Aida
  2. Shkel (Best All Video Fest 2006)
  3. Kur dashuria vdes eng. "When love dies" (1st prize Kenga Magjike 2006)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Bleona Qereti Video - O bobo qi bere vetes

Bleona Qereti Videoclip
"O bobo qi bere vetes" eng."O bobo what you've done to yourself"
c'i bere

Lori Video - He is mine only

Lori videoclip
"Vec i imi" eng. "He is mine only"

Friday, November 17, 2006

Marigona & Anjeza Shahini Video - Ne mes nesh

Marigona & Anjeza Shahini videoclip
"Ne mes nesh" eng. "Between us"

---- by Fatbardha ---
Anjeza Shahini is considered as having the most versatile and beautiful voice in the music industry in Albania, capable of hitting both high and low notes with great theatrical range, comparable with the world eminent Hollywood singer of two decade and actress WHITNEY HOUSTON. Anjeza is a multitalented, beautiful young solo vocalist who appears to have the whole package of an artist and is the must influential female singer of any generation, with the best vocal of all times.

Hence, Vullnet Marigona is one of Kosova well-known group, commenced in 1991 in Mitrovica. The vocalist of the group is Vullnet Sefaja also born in Mitrovica. The other members of the group have changed time to times, however Vullnet Sefaja has remained loyal and devoted to the group since then. This group are considered as one of the must successful groups of 90s and have participated in many festivals and concerts, who prevailed the initial prize on Showfest 2002. In 2004, Marigona performs a duet with Anjeza Shahini called “Ne mes Nesh” - “Between us”.
---- End ----

Anjeza Shahini Video - The Image of You

Anjeza Shahini video - Eurovision 2004 (Istanbul)
"Imazhi yt" eng. "The Image of You"
Text: Agim Doci
Music: Edmond Zhulali

Anjeza is the winner of the first edition of Albania's Idols "Ethet e te Premtes Mbrema" held in 2003. In December 2003 she participated in the Albania's "Festivali 42 i Kenges" (Nationa Song Festival", and landed herself a ticket to Eurovision song contest 2004.

From wikipedia:
Anjeza Shahini is an Albanian singer, born on the 4 May 1987, who in 2004 represented Albania in its first appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "The Image Of You", original title "Imazhi Yt".

The then 17-year old schoolgirl was plucked from obscurity in 2003 when she competed at the three-day "RTSH" song festival (Festivali i Këngës) at the Tirana Palace of Congress in December. Along with 29 other singers, she vied to win the public vote to represent the Balkan state for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul in 2004, singing the song "Imazhi Yt" (TheImage of you)a synthesised pop tune. After two preliminary rounds, the singers faced a final vote by jury and Albanian television viewers' televote. The interval act at these national finals was actually the previous winner Sertab Erener.

Anjeza sang in the semi-final first, using singers which had lost out at the original selection procedure for backup, and finished fourth out of twenty-two (a top ten finished would secure a place in the final). She was, therefore, qualified, and she sang live on the Final night in May, alongside twenty-four other countries. The performance was very well received by the Turkish audience.

Anjeza Shahini finished a respectable seventh on the night, with an excellent total of 106 points, behind Ukraine, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, and newcomer Serbia and Montenegro, and just before Eurovision veterans like Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland. "The Image of You" has since been adopted into Eurovision camp culture. On one Internet voting site after the contest, the song was voted second-best, with Sakis Rouvas' Greek offering at Number One. Surprisingly, Ruslana, the actual winner, only just broke the Top Ten.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Erozioni Video - Dua te jetoj

Erozioni videoclip
"Dua te jetoj" eng. "I want to live"

Zanfina Ismajli Album "Nje puthje" (Preview)

Zanfina Ismajli New Album "Nje Puthje" - Preview

No stopping for Zanfina's climbing of the music career ladder. She released her second album entitled "Nje puthje" (eng. "One kiss" or "A kiss"). Soon she will be presenting Kosova in Eurofest.

The album contains 10 songs:
1. Rrushja lales
2. Nje puthje
3. As i fundit, as i pari
4. Tradheti po te vie era
5. Ti s'do t'ia dish
6. Tip tradicional
7. Shume simpatik
8. Vone eshte per lutje
9. Shpirti im
10. Lamtumire

"I worked hard on this album and I've given my maximum efforts. I hope the public to welcome this album for which I worked with so much dedication, a special one for fans of my music" - said Zanfina to Gazeta Express.

---- article by Fatbardha ---
SEXIEST STAR OF THE YEAR!
Zanfina is regarded as the hottest celebrity on our media, with those luscious lips, those long sexy legs, smoothly firmly, flawless body. Those are just a few grounds, that make us believe that Zanfina may have been destined for screen stardom even without benefit of talent or family name! Zafina is remarkably making a progress in the implementation of her goals of her career prospect, particularly with her look!
---- End ----

The video below features preview of the songs in this album.

Blero Video - Dridhe

Blero (Blerim Muharremi) Video
"Dridhe" eng. "Shake it"
Album: "Blero" (2006)

Who is the woman singer in this song? Listen carefully by the end of the song.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tina Shkodra Video - Mesazhi (SMS)

Tina Shkodra Videoclip
"Mesazhi" eng. "Message" (sms)

Edona Llalloshi feat Miloti Video - Per ty po flas

Edona Llalloshi & Miloti Video
"Per Ty po flas" eng. "I talk about you"
Video by Fabrika Production

Edi Krasniqi Video - Ah moj dashni

Edi Krasniqi video - (1st Prize Polifest 2006, folk genre)
"Ah moj dashni" eng. "Ah my love"
Music by Edi Krasniqi
Text by Myrvete Halili

A well deserved prize!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Elida Kryeziu Video - Sa bukur ish dikur

Elida Kryeziu videoclip - (Kenga Magjike 2004)
"Sa bukur ish dikur" eng. "How beautiful it used to be"

Mentor Mripa Video - Pse iken, Ku jane

Mentor Mripa videoclip
"Pse iken, ku jane" eng. "Why they went, where they went"
Music & Orchestration by Hysni Klinaku

Mentor is blind since birth and is very popular singer and radio broadcasting moderator. He is in fact host to "Good Evening Kosovo" night radio show on the public broadcaster RTK. "The lack of sight is more than compensated by music; it is my life" - he says. People simply love him also because of his great sense of humor.

---- added by Fatbardha ----
Mentor Mripa was born in Mitrovica on the 13th March 1973. Since childhood he has participated vigorously in many musical activities. He is also a moderator of many of our local radio stations in Mitrovica and Prizren. He also took part in one of our Kosovan movie premier called "Nje pallto per babin tim ne burg" - "A coat for my father in prison" , the producer of the movie was Adem Mikullovci, a distinguished actor and a producer. Mentor introduced one single called "Kthimi" - "Return" and is working on the next album which will be instigated in a near future. He prevailed many prizes in many concerts and festivals as well as the three prizes of the audition "Zambaku i Prizrenit" - "Lily of Prizren", during 2000, 2002 and 2004...
---- End (see full version in comments section) ---

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Kastriot Tusha Video - Shko

Kastriot Tusha video
"Shko" eng. "Away you go"
Album: "Jetoje jeten"
Text by: Armend Trebicka
Music: Alfred Kacinari

I really love this song.

---- added by Fatbardha ----
Kastriot Tusha is an Albanian tenor, born in Elbasan, Albania in 1963. He attended secondary school in "Onufri", Elbasan. He fuelled some basic knowledge for canto during his studying at secondary school and later on continued his education for canto at the University, academic art in Elbasan. He graduated in 2002 and joined the theatre of operas and ballet and actively rehearsed music as in opera field and other genres of music. He also continuously practiced the pop music in Elbasan at the "Ensemble of pop Albanian music". Hence, he achieved various of tremendous projects while participating in a numerous of operas and concerts in Albania and abroad.

He emulated many opera roles such as Alfredo in "La Traviata", "Rigoleto", "Trovatore", "Selvia‘s Berber", "Paliaci" etc. He demonstrated his ability and talent in many shows and concerts with a variety of music in Albanian and abroad such as with classic music, pop, Latin -American music etc. In the premier which was held in Kosova called "Darsma Arbreshe", Kastriot Tusha presented the role of Arbri.
---- End ----

+key: tenor

Votra Video - Ne oret e vona

Votra Video
"Ne oret e vona" eng. "In late hours" or "Late in the night"

Lindita Hakaj Video - Ditet e Shtatorit

Lindita Hakaj video
"Ditet e Shtatorit" eng. "September days"

+key: zeshkanes zeshkane mezosoprano mezzosoprano

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Etno Engjujt ft.Don Arbas & Lyrical Son - Metropolet

Etno Engjujt feat Don Arbas & Lyrical Son
"Metropolet" eng. "Metropolis" -es

This is a soundtrack from Kosova made gangster movie "Metropolet". The movie is about a young man (Beni) who enters the world of organised crime. Beni (played by Blerim Destani), narrates his life story from an underworld's perspective, where he found himself with the help of a friend (Musa played by Sunaj Raca). They committed all sorts of crimes all over the world's metropolises but as usual, with this type of business, things can go wrong. His girlfriend (Nita played by Blerina Binjaku) tries to persuade him not to go for a job that Musa had masterminded. Musa is a man who is thirsty for power. Beni turns his back to Nita and choses to go with Musa on this last "job". But he was betrayed and he ends up in jail. Serving 3 years in jail, made Ben reflect back and think about his past. He gets out of jail, now completely different man. He decides that he needs a different life and thinks about starting to put things right. In this new challenge, he has to face the past by dealing first with his old friends...

Film is directed by Sunaj Raca.
Production by Lara Entertainment.
Shown at Festival de Cannes (France) and Film Festival Berlin.
Actors: Blerim Destani, Sunaj Raça, Faruk Begolli, Blerina Binjaku, Vlora Nikqi, Faik Gashi, Liberta Spahiu, Ardita Lala, Isa Kurtishaj, Florim Brajshori, Berat Keqekolla, Basri Llushtaku, Burim Zatriqi.

Gresa Behluli (Gressa) Video - Dashuria kic

Gresa Behluli (Gressa) videoclip - Top Fest 2
"Dashuria kic"
Album: "Dashuria Kic"


+key: kiq

Aurora Video - Pizza Dona

Aurora Music Video
"Pizza Dona"
+tag: pica

Friday, November 10, 2006

Anjeza Shahini Videos

Anjeza Shahini Video Pages:
  1. Imazhi yt eng. "The Image of You" (Eurovision 2004)
  2. Ne mes nesh & Marigona eng. "Between us"
  3. Nxenesja me e mire (Kenga Magjike 2007)
  4. Erdhi Momenti

+key: anjesa

Anjeza Shahini

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Mariza Ikonomi Video - Afer

Mariza Ikonomi videoclip
"Afer" eng. "Near" (you)

With this song and videoclip, Mariza has shown how versatile she can be, in producing music of various genres. Being an albanian "Celine Dion", with her sweet soprano voice, she has rightfully claimed a huge crowd of fans amongst albanian audience and beyond.

p.s. The name of the guy (actor and dancer) in this video is Jesse Fish. He is a professional dancer and choreographer. He helped Mariza promote this clip. Jesse is an american living in Greece. There is another albanian video featuring Jesse "Dita dites". He likes to work with Entermedia very much as he told on an interview with KTV sometime in November or December 2006.

M-afia Video - Rugova

M-afia video - "Rugova"
(A rappers tribute to Dr.Ibrahim Rugova)

Ibrahim Rugova was a leading figure in the politics of the Balkans from the late 1980s until his death. His political life was devoted to the cause of Kosovan freedom, but if he was unflinching in his objective he was equally determined upon the means to its attainment: he was, and it was an analogy he was not shy of using himself, Kosovo’s Gandhi, a man dedicated to peaceful resistance and to the achievement of one’s goals by nonviolence.

His dedication to peaceful resistance and non-violence brought Rugova a number of awards, including the peace award of the Paul Litzer Foundation in Denmark in 1995, and, three years later, the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize. He was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Paris in 1996. In the year 1999, Rugova was granted the peace award of the city of Münster, Germany, and proclaimed honorary citizen of Venice, Milan, and Brecscia, Italy, respectively. In the year 2000, Dr. Rugova was granted the Peace Prize of the Democratic Union of Catalonia “Manuel Carrasco i Formiguera”, in Barcelona, Spain.

As leader of Kosova in the last decade, Dr. Ibrahim Rugova met the foremost Western leaders, including US President Bill Clinton, French President Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Spanish Prime Minister Asnar, Italian Prime Minister D’Alema, the Holy Father John Paul II, and others.

With his trademark scarf wrapped around his neck, Rugova had gained cult status among some ethnic Albanians. The chain-smoking politician, whose 2002 election made him the province’s first president since the United Nations took over Kosovo’s administration, was diagnosed with cancer in September 2005.

Rugova died on 21st January 2006. He was buried without religious rites on January 26 at a funeral attended by regional leaders and a crowd estimated to number half a million people.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said “the people of Kosovo have lost a great leader.” “President Rugova led his people through challenging times and earned the world’s respect for his advocacy of democracy and peace,” she said. “The United States will continue to work with all the people of Kosovo to build a society based upon the principles of democracy, human rights and inter-ethnic tolerance that President Rugova valued so deeply.”

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tuna Video - Psikologet

Altuna Sejdiu - Tuna videoclip
"Psikologet" eng. "Psychologists" or better "The failed love"
Album: "S'ka me diktature" eng. "No more dictatorship"

Tuna and Aida Baraku have run into a trouble with their newest videoclip "Xhuxhi" that has been promoted on tv media recently. Apparently, the song contains words that offend disabled people and people of small stature. Dwarf and disabled communities in Kosova have reacted strongly to this and have demanded an apology from the singer Tuna and the scripwriter Aida and are prepared to take legal actions against them should they not comply. Furthermore, they asked TV media not to broadcast the videoclip. RTK, the national television, has stopped showing the clip until further notice. Meantime, according to daily newspaper "Gazeta Express", Aida Baraku has already had a meeting with Agim Vatovci, the head of the Handicaped and Disabled Society of Kosova and has explained to him that all this is a missunderstanding as the words that refer to this pathological condition are merely an expression of one's emotional state rather than the physical one. Though they accepted the alleged apology, they are adamant not to let this videoclip be shown on any tv media. According to the newspaper, Altuna is pleased that they have accepted the explanation, however she now feels to be the damaged party in this case.

+key: seidiu youtube videoklip videospot shqip

Fatime Kosumi Video - Me sy te hapur

Fatime Kosumi videoclip
"Me sy te hapur" eng. "With eyes opened"

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Vesa Luma - Te kam dashur shume

Vesa Luma video
"Te kam dashur shume" eng. "I've loved you so much"

Vesa performed this song at "Te dua" (eng. I love you) concert held on 14th February 2006, the St Valentine's Day in Tirana. Here is the newsletter article given by the sponsor of this event AMC:

“I love you” more with AMC

I love you on Saint Valentine’s Day. It’s the typical phrase spelled out on February 14. But, when you sing it, it takes even more romantic colours. Thirty songs have said “I love you” to the Albanian public during the concert organized in the Palace of Congresses. AMC, the leading mobile telephony company in the country, has been close to the lovers as the general sponsor of this event. Organized by Ardit Gjebrea and presented by Enkel Demi and Fjodora Fjora, the concert wished to all Albanians, a happy Saint Valentine’s Day. There were exactly these love ballads to convey strong emotions during that special day.They were interpreted by well-known artists such as: Orinda Huta, Flori, Elvana Gjata, Julka, Eranda Libohova, Soni, Denada Dajlani,Vesa Luma, Çiljeta Çilaga, the band “Aurora and Soni of NRG. Each of them was very enthusiast to get an invitation for this event and to say “I love you” to one-another in the Palace of Congresses.“I will always love you”, the ballad of Whitney Houston has been interpreted by Enkelejda Kodra who had arrived from Italy especially for this occasion;“For me it was you” by Aurora; “Nushu ime” by Elvana Gjata, “I have loved you so much” by Vesa Luma.These were some of the songs of the Saint Valentine’s Day festival. The musical band led by Gjergj Leka, was the surprise of the event as it included Russian, Italian and Croatian singers.Those who could not be present in the Palace of Congresses saw the festival on the small screen. The show was broadcasted not only in Albania but also outside our borders thanks to the Klan TV satellite network. It’s good to give love to everybody on Saint Valentine’s Day and all this thanks to the leading mobile company in Albania!

+key: youtube

Naser Berisha Video - Nese shkon

Naser Berisha videoclip
"Nese shkon" eng. "If you go"

+key: videoklip videospot youtube

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Mimoza Mustafa Video - Roberesha

Mimoza Mustafa video - Kenga Magjike 2004 (Magic Song 2004 Music Festival)
"Roberesha" eng. "I'm not your slave" "enslaved" "slave"
Cmimi "Televiziv"

Mimoza received "Television" Award for this song in the Magic Song music festival held in Prishtina.

+key: robnesha dailymotion

Anjeza Branka Videos

Anjeza Branka Video Pages:
  1. Bejbi, Baby
  2. Me ngadale feat Niku, eng. "Slow down" (Top Fest 3)
  3. Qiko feat Stine, (Celesi Muzikor 2006)
  4. Shkojme ne party & Ervin Bushati eng. "Let's go party"
  5. Lum per ty feat Bertan Asllani (Top Fest 5)
Anjeza Branka

Tafa Video - Po qan vasha

Tafa videoclip
"Po qan vash" eng. "She is crying"

Sinan Hoxha Video - Me Fal

Sinan Hoxha videoclip
"Me fal" eng. "Forgive me"

Friday, November 03, 2006

Violeta Kajtazi Video - Djalit nga Tetova

Violeta Kajtazi videoclip
"Djalit nga Tetova"
Music & Text by Ilir Shaqiri

Visar Peja Video - Pese pare si jep

Visar Peja videoclip
"Pese pare si jep" eng. "You don't care"

Visar is the son of a famous albanian singer Ismet Peja (1937). Visar is following his family tradition in getting involved in singing and preserving of the so precious old urban albanian folk music that has been cultivated passionately for centuries in the region of the city of Gjakova, Kosovo. In this videoclip, Visar is in fact singing a more modern song, but he is more often seen singing traditional folk music, though time to time he shows his affinity to new music trends. Last year 2005, he released an album with this father "Breze pas brezi do t'i kendojme" which means 'Generation after generation we'll keep them singing". Visar also has an album of his own entitled "Vazhdojme me tutje" that bears very similar message saying 'We go on'.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ryva Kajtazi Video - Kenaqu

Ryva Kajtazi videoclip
"Kenaqu" eng. "Enjoy"

Ritmi i Rruges Video - Ushtari i Rruges

Ritmi i Rruges feat Besnik Qaka videoclip
"Ushtari i rruges" eng. "Street Soldier"
Album: "Obsesion"
First time presented at "Mikrofoni Arte 2002"
Best Hip Hop & Best Group award in VideoFest 2003

This is a not so new video, but a very cool must see one. Speaking of Ritmi i Rruges, I would initially like to use the wikipedia entry about the group that goes as follows:

"Ritmi i Rruges (The Rhythm of the Street) is one of the most popular and successful Albanian rap groups, who also pioneered the genre and coined the term Albanian Rap, to describe this merger of Rap music with original Albanian-themed lyrical contents. They come from Pristina, the capital of Kosovo and members of the group are Memli Krasniqi and Arber Reci. They formed the band Ritmi i Rruges in 1995 and have released three albums since then:

Bota eshte e Jona (The World is Ours) 2000
Obsesion (Obsession) 2002
Perjetesisht (Eternally) 2004

Ritmi i Rruges have released a great number of hit singles and they have performed all over Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and throughout Europe, in front of huge, largely Albanian audiences."

With regard to who pioneered the albanian rap, can be a subject to a separate debate, since there are other rappers too who can claim this title e.g. Unikkatil known to have produced impressive tunes since 1994. Probably it would be better to say that Ritmi i Rruges is 'one of those' who pionereed the genre.

Let's us make some connections here. Memli is brother to Teuta Krasniqi. Teuta appears acting in the videoclip "Perjetesisht" and the Kthjellu's "Doja te ishe ajo". Those who watch the comedy serial "Kafeneja Jone", know her as a talented comedy actress. She also appeared in few first episodes of the "Vala Mala Show" comedy. The drummer in this video looks familiar yes, and of course he is Besnik Caka, the NRG Band's lead singer and drummer. He also sings in "Perjetesisht".

As far as Ritmi i Rruges latest activity is concerned, I hope I am wrong, but I cannot recall that they have presented any new creations for quite some time. I know they appear alot in other videoclips as vip guests but this is the extent of their public appearance in recent months that I can remember of.

The lyrics of this song, in the comments section.

Mimoza Mustafa & Shkumbin Kryeziu Video - Tri dite si tre mije vjete

Mimoza Mustafa & Shkumbin Kryeziu video
"Tri dite si tre mije vjete" eng. "Three days like three thousand years"

They performed as guests of Kastriot Tusha who promoted his new album "Jetoje jeten" (dated 24th February 2005 by RTK production). Not sure about the venue.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Berkani Video - Nje ne nje million

Berkani video - Kenga Magjike 2006 (Magic Song 2006)
"Nje ne nje million" eng. "One in a million"
Text by: Leonora Poloska & Berkani
Music & Orchestration by: Ocko

Although we had some indications given by visitors of this site that his surname might be Ramadani or Ahmeti, we are still not certain about it and he seems to be very consistent in not showing his surname. Try to search on google etc. and you'll see there is very little info about his full name. So, Berkan, please, let your fans know, why are you hidding your family name. Its not that we care much, but, we are curious to know. The other thing we are keen to know, what is his relationship to Leonora Poloska, name that seems to appear in few more Berkani's songs e.g. Kriza. Plus, resemblance to Bertan Asllani, especially the way he moves, is very striking too. Hmm... I guess we need to hire a private detective to unravel these mysteries surrounding his name.

Zajmina Vasjari Video - Sonte me prit

Zajmina Vasjari video - Mikrofoni Arte 2006 (Golden Microphone 2006)
"Sonte me prit" eng. "Wait for me tonight"

I am not aware of any prize that she might have won in this music festival. I only know that some are calling her the sexiest woman on the planet.... maybe so! She won Miss Albania 2002 anyway! Its not a hard and fast rule but if you wish to succeed in show biz, consider flashing inner parts of your body (as much as you can keeping a fine line between being a music star and a porno star) and success is almost guaranteed, provided that your music has some basic 'nice to ear' beats. This is if you have what to flash, of course.

Enjoy, Zajmina is coming to see you tonight! Nice song, still!

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