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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Ensemble Shota Video - Happy New Year

Ansambli "Shota" video
"Gezuar Vitin e Ri" eng. "Happy New Year"
Presentation of various songs by Ensemble "Shota" wishing you all happiness and prosperity for the New Year 2007.
Author of the presentation: Fahri Beqiri

Official website: Ansambli Shota

The Shota Ensemble

The National Ensemble of Songs and Dance "Shota" has been established in 1948 as one of the first artistic and cultural institutions of Kosova. For the first 15 years, this Ensemble acted as an amateur and turn into semiprofessional one since 1963. In March 1964, upon the Decree of the Parliament of Kosova, "Shota" gains the status of a professional Ensemble, like the other Ensembles of ex-Yugoslavia: "Lado" of Zagreb, "Kolo" of Belgrade and "Tanec" of Skopje.

During the 50 years of its activity, the Ensemble "Shota" has played an irreplaceable role in terms of cultivation and development of Albanian songs and dances and affirmation of real cultural values, such as originality of costumes, authentic melodies and specific exotic national dances this Ensemble presented in over 50 countries in all the continents of the globe. Only during the 30 years of its professional-acting, "Shota" organised over 4000 concerts all over the world and took part in the most renown folk festivals, such as the ones in Dijon, Angree, Sidmouth, Chicago, Melbourne etc., it took part in the opening of Olympic Games and many other international manifestations too.

"Shota" was many times awarded Prizes for such presentations. In the National Festival in Saranda (Albania), in 1996, among 37 Artistic Ensembles, the Ensemble "Shota" was awarded the First Prize, then the First Prize for the overall artistic presentation in the festival of Sydmouth (1985) and the Second Prize in Dijon International Festival (1968) with participation of 58 countries from around the world.

Many articles have been written by international newspapers and magazines about the representation of cultural values this Ensemble presented to different countries, where the work of the Ensemble has been highly valued and praized for high level of original Albanian folklore (in terms of rhythm, costumes etc.) aswell as for masterful solutions in terms of coreography.

In recent years, "Shota" has faced many tragedies. However, thanks to determination and committment of its members, it has overcome all challenges. It is well known that this Ensemble, being the only professional albanian ensemble in Kosova, was meant to be completely destroyed by Serb regime. It was in 1991, when serbian police dismissed violently all artistic staff from its premises and installed a music staff of their own.

After the Kosova War, the Ensemble re-established her pride and shine, added new artists, new dances with coreography etc. As an institution of high importance, the Ensemble has now a full support of the Ministry of Culture of Kosova and it produces quality work with high degree of professionalism.

In the past three years, the Ensemble has added the following new dances:

1. Vallja e Shotes
2. Vallja e Perdrinit (Xhemail Berisha)
3. Dasma e Opojes (Xhemail Berisha)
4. Suite Kosovare (Helei Meli)
5. Vallja e Prespes (Xhemail Berisha)
6. Vallja e Nuseve te Gjakoves (S. Kvasneci)
7. Vallja e Drenices (Xhemail Berisha)
8. Vallja e Cobanit (Besim Jazexhiu)
9. Vallja Arbereshe (Besim Jazexhiu)
10. Suite Vallesh nga Shqiperia e Mesme (Gjergji Prevazi)
11. Vallja e Qikave Tropojane (Gezim Kaceli)
12. Valle epiko-lirike nga Dibra (Zeki Kastrati)

In 2003, "Shota" Ensemble took part in the International Festival in Fribourg, Switzerland, in 2004 participated in Confelens in France and in Tashkupry festival in Turkey.

Three children and youth groups are functional within "Shota" and they have rich repertoire of dances. They took part in many national and international festivals.

The national song and dance of the Ensemble is the embodiment of joy and pain of albanian people, representing its invicibility through harsh historic times and its success is a result of the sacrifice and determination of its devoted members. This spirit will continue in preserving the originality of our songs and dances for generations to come.

The headquarters of the Ensemble are in the city of Prishtina, Kosova.

(Please note, this video is extra large!)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Fisniket Video - Don't provoke me

Fisniket videoclip/videoklip
"Mos me nguc" eng. "Don't provoke me"

Members of the band:
Agim Gerguri (Vocal, Solo Guitar, Cantauthor)
Besim Gashi (Guitar etc.)
Erzen Berveniku (Synthesizer etc.)
Fitim Sheholli (Saxophone etc.)

4 Albums so far.
Official website: www.fisniket.com

The band is in its existence since 1980 and probably one of the oldest pop-rock bands in Kosova. Initially the band consisted of the following members: Agim Gerguri (solo guitar, vocal and cantauthor), Sokol Gashi (bass guitar), Remzi Halimi (second guitar), Bedri Visoka (lead vocal). They were all school time fellows that did most of their rehearsals at Agim's father painting atelier. The band's initial name was "Havaja e vranet" (eng.Gloomy Sky) and their first single "Faksi" composed by Agim. Then the name of the band changed to "Fati" (eng.Fate) with their second song based on Dritero Agolli's text "Gjurma" (eng. Trail). "The working conditions were harsh but the spirit was high. We hadn't had much of music equipment, but rehearsals we did up to 8 hours a day" - says Agim. In 1982, there was this first rock festival organised in Kosova named "BOOM" and the band participated with their song "Bukuria" (eng. Beauty) and with a new name "Fisniket", which name remains till today. The band has done their first recordings at the Radio Station Prishtina during years 1982/83 and their songs "E paharruara" and "Teuta" became real music hits. The true breakthrough was made with their song "Do te shkrihem" for which the band produced probably one of the first videoclips in Kosova (directed by Isa Qosja).

For various reasons, the band was later dismembered and had a long pause from 1983 to 1987. Their comeback in 1987 was marked with three new songs "Zoteria Juaj", "Grushtat do ti thej" and "Fjalet e qiririt". At this time, the band consisted of Agim and Besim Gashi only, but later in 1995 was joined by Erzen Berveniku (synthesizer)and in 1996 Fitim Sheholli (saxophone).

The band is also popular in performing folk music and they have a very busy schedule, entertaining their fans in various wedding party's etc. where they strictly prefer to sing live and not playback.

Enjoy their latest videoclip below:

Friday, December 29, 2006

Rozana Radi Videos

Rozana Radi Video Pages:
  1. Jepi gaz
  2. Policia
  3. Rrotullo me gisht
  4. Joli Mambo
  5. Fly (ft.Noizy)
Rozana Radi

Remzije & Nexhat Osmani Video - Oj nane

Remzie & Nexhat Osmani videoclip/videoklip
"Oj nane"

Here they sing together again, brother and sister. "Mos u kthe" was one of their prior hit song that achieved tremendous success. Do you think this one will match the popularity of the first one? One is for sure, they do sound excellent when they sing together. When Mahmut met Shyhrete (like When Harry met Sally, lol), the magic happened and they kept producing hits after hits. Likewise, now that Remzie and Nexhat discovered each other (in music terms of course), in my opinion from now on, they should stick together and produce more songs, more hits and hopefully albums too. Obviously, this must be a major breakthrough for Nexhat, who until now, wasn't much known as a singer (don't remember him having any hits), whereas Remzije was already a well established performer, on the same level as Shyhrete and Shkurte.

+tag: moj nane nan mori

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Xhenet Videos

Xhenet Video Pages:
  1. Ti, ti, ti (& Anes)
  2. Kot e keni

Zanfina Ismajli Video - Shume Simpatik

Zanfina Ismajli video
"Shume simpatik" eng. "Very cute"
Album: "Nje puthje" (2006)

+tag: shum ismaili dea gezuar 2007

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Xhenet & Anes - Ti ti ti

Xhenet & Anes videoclip/videoklip
"Ti ti ti" eng. "You, you..."

Oh boy, fasten your seat belts! Xhenet is playing Shakira!
Hot! Enjoy!

Hana Band Video - Dite pas dite

Hana Band videoclip/videoklip
"Dite pas dite" eng. "Day after day"
Text by: Ilir Berani

This is the new videoclip by Hana Band (8th one) with a new vocal (4th one), Fjolla Gashi (the winner of "Ethet e se premtes 3", Pop Idol style contest). I mean, we are so used to them changing their vocal, that quite naturally, we expect the 9th clip to bring a new vocal too. It's not a bad idea, after all. Every clip with a new face e.g. Hana Band feat vocal(5), Hana Band feat vocal(6). Isn't this exciting! If Getoar can do it, by featuring every time a new guest face to their videoclip, why can't Hana Band do it too. Yeehh guys, you are in the right track. Just keep them coming! Hmmm... What do you think, who the next vocal is going to be? I can't wait to see!

p.s. I heard someone whispering that they change their vocals like T-shirts. C'mon guys don't be rude!

Ermal Fejzullahu Video - I pray to god

Ermal Fejzullahu videoclip/videoklip
"E lus zotin" eng. "I pray to god"
Album: "Pse me ike" (2006)

+tag: me mjeshteri mjeshtri fejzullahi

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Adnan Daci Video - Ani shko

Adnan Daci Music Video
Title: "Ani shko"
Video: Video Art Gjilan

Remi Video - Po vijne krushqit

Remi & Dardanet videoclip/videoklip
"Po vijne krushqit"
Orchestration by: Xh. Gashi

Monday, December 25, 2006

Mariza Ikonomi Video - Where is love

Mariza Ikonomi video (Festivali 45 i Kenges RTSH)
3rd Place 45th Edition of Albania's National Song Festival

Title: "Ku eshte dashuria" eng. "Where is love"
Text by: Roni
Music by: Kristi
Orchestration: Kristi
Conductor: Jetmir Barbullushi

Mariza Ikonomi, ladies and gentlemen! Such a world class singer! She could have easily been the winner. Personally, I would still take chances with Frederik on Eurovision contest.

+tag: festivali 45 rtsh

Rosela Gjylbegu Video - Pa ty, pa mua

Rosela Gjylbegu video (Festivali 45 i Kenges ne RTSH)
2nd Place 45th Edition of Albania's National Song Festival

Title: "Pa ty, pa mua" eng. "Without you, without me"
Text by: Agron Tufa
Music by: Pirro Cako
Orchestration: Shpetim Saraci
Conductor: Jetmir Barbullushi

+tag: festivali 45 rtsh

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Frederik Ndoci Video - Balada e Gurit

Frederik Ndoci (Doci) video
Winner of Albania's 45th National Song Festival.
(1st Place 45th RTSH Festival Show - Festivali 45-te i Kenges RTSH)
Final held on Saturday, 23rd December 2006, Tirana.

Title: "Balada e Gurit" eng. "Ballad of Stone" (official english title will probably come later)
Text by: Pandi Laco
Music by: Adrian Hila
Orchestration: Adrian Hila
Conductor: Jetmir Barbullushi

Watch carefully as Adi Krasta the presenter, predicts Frederik's win. Prior to Frederik's coming on stage Adi says something like this: "...Speaking of festival comebacks, in general comebacks are very successful: the audience is nostalgic about you, the audience listens to your performance carefully, hence the success is guaranteed." As easy as that. Well, he probably overlooked a "small" detail that you must also have a good song.

Frederik is an internationally sought after artist who became very popular with his latest CD album "Canterina" (if you live in USA, you may listen to this album here).

Frederik was born in 1958 in the city of Shkodra, Albania. He had a very successful career there as a musician and actor. In 90's, Frederik escaped from the Albania's totalitarian regime and went to Italy where he mounted another successful episode of his career till the moment when he declared himself as being albanian (obviously they were disappointed he was not italian). Later on moved to New York to create an international name with his majestic music from the land of eagles.

And it is a real comeback for Frederik indeed as he is not only the winner of the competition, but he will also represent Albania in Eurovision 2007.

In my opinion, this was a well deserved win and his wife Aida (Ceca) makes this song a very special one. It seems that nowdays, having an ordinary good song is not enough to make a breakthrough. Your song, beside being a good one, it also has to be out of ordinary. People like new stuff, something unusual, new voices and melodies etc. And Frederik's song is offering just that to the albanian audience and hopefully will make a breakthrough on international level aswell, next year in the Eurovision song contest.

Enjoy! Remember, they sing live!

p.s. After careful listening to this song, I came to a conclusion, I mean who am I to say this, but Frederik will need to do some fine tuning on his first part of the singing (second part which begins with "...Kthema zot" sounds fine). But, the first part starts a bit too quietly. I know its the nature of the song, but still, it needs some attention as its not fitting in to the rest of the song. I am sure they will fix these glitches on the english version or the version to go to the Eurovision contest (bear in mind, the final version must be around 3 minutes long, so trimming is inevitable).

p.p.s. I have to add this. Though the live performance will never sound exactly right, myself I judged this song to be fantastic still, as I can imagine after it has been given some fine tuning and final shape takes place, it will sound even better. But, I spoke to friends and relatives about this song, and I was amazed to find out that there is a mix of reactions: some hate it and some love it! So, this song, I guess its going to be this way: you either hate it or love it! Interesting hey... Can't wait to see how it will do in Eurovision.

p.p.p.s. The voting results for 45th Edition of National Song Festival of Albania Final:

55 Balada e Gurit (Frederik Ndoci)
52 Pa ty, pa mua (Rosela Gjylbegu)
49 Ku eshte dashuria (Mariza Ikonomi)
48 Por ti mos trego (Amarda Arkaxhiu)
40 Eja zemer (Greta Koci)
39 Rrefim ne mesnate (Evis Mula)
37 Eklips (Alban Skenderaj)
21 Pa identitet (Jonida Maliqi)
14 Ne fund te botes (Arber Arapi)
11 Ah jete o jete! (Hersiana Matmuja)
10 Te dua zemer ty te dua (Alberie Hadergjonaj)
10 Hajde sonte (Eliza Hoxha)
06 Mik i dhimbjes (Saimir Braho)
04 Kjo eshte jeta (Kujtim Prodani)
03 Kepi i shpreses se mire (B.Mehmeti & M.Ymeri)
00 Endrra ime (Tonin Marku)

Members of the jury:
Shpetim Kushta, Nora Cashku, Valton Beqiri, Peter Schmidt, Vojsava Nelo, Flamur Shehu, Sherif Merdani

+tag: festivali 45 rtsh albania 2007 eurovision song

You can listen to the perfect stereo version of the song below
(superimposed on video for your convenience)

45th Edition RTSH Festival Show

45th Edition of Festivali i Kenges (RTSH Festival Show)
Festivali 45 RTSH 2006

Frederik Ndoci Winner
Winner: Frederik & Aida Ndoci, Balada e Gurit (The Ballad of Stone) to represent Albania in Helsinki at Eurovision Song Contest 2007.

Date: Semifinals (21st - 22nd Dec 06), Final (23rd Dec 06)
Venue: Palace of Congresses, Tirana
Hosts: Adi Krasta, Vesa Luma and Ermela Teli
Jury: Shpetim Kushta (professor), Nora Cashku (composer & professor), Valton Beqiri (composer), Peter Schmidt (pianist), Vojsava Nelo (composer), Flamur Shehu (writer) and Sherif Merdani (composer & singer).
Voting system: Each jury member announces publicly their votes 1 - 9, & 12 points
Participants: 31 (Kujtim Prodani, Mateus Frroku, Joe Ardit Fejzo, Amarda Arkaxhi, Samanta Karavelo, Sfinksi, Sonila Mara, Erion Korini, Evis Mula, Gerta Tafa, Andi Kongo, Saimir Cili, Edmond Mancaku, Saimir Braho, B. Mehmeti & M. Ymeri, Rovena Stefa, Tonin Marku, Mariza Ikonomi, Ervin Bushati, Alban Skenderaj, Eliza Hoxha, Silva Gunbardhi, Frederik Ndoci, Jonida Maliqi, Greta Koci, Alberie Hadergjonaj,
Arber Arapi, Rosela Gjylbegu, Voltan Prodani, Evans Rama, Herciana Matmuja
Finalists: 16

Voting results for the Finalists:
55 Balada e Gurit (Frederik Ndoci) , "Hear my plea" - Eurovision 2007 version
52 Pa ty, pa mua (Rosela Gjylbegu)
49 Ku eshte dashuria (Mariza Ikonomi)
48 Por ti mos trego (Amarda Arkaxhiu)
40 Eja zemer (Greta Koci)
39 Rrefim ne mesnate (Evis Mula)
37 Eklips (Alban Skenderaj)
21 Pa identitet (Jonida Maliqi)
14 Ne fund te botes (Arber Arapi)
11 Ah jete o jete! (Hersiana Matmuja)
10 Te dua zemer ty te dua (Alberie Hadergjonaj)
10 Hajde sonte (Eliza Hoxha)
06 Mik i dhimbjes (Saimir Braho)
04 Kjo eshte jeta (Kujtim Prodani)
03 Kepi i shpreses se mire (B.Mehmeti & M.Ymeri)
00 Endrra ime (Tonin Marku)

Guest Artists: Produkt 28, Aurela Gace, Michelle Zarrillo, Don Backy etc.
Festival Director: Pali Kuke
Artistic Director: Edmond Zhulali

Malesori Video - Highland Girl

Malesori videoclip videoklip
"Cike malesore" eng. "Highland girl"

+tag: qike

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Greta Koci Music Video - Nje Here Po, Njehere Jo

Greta Koci Music Video
"Nje here po, nje here jo" eng. "Once Yes, Once No" or perhaps better "Confused mind"
Album: "Mos shiko tjeter" (2006)

Together with other 15 finalists, Greta will perform tonight at "Festivali 45" (45th Edition of Albania's National Song). The winner will represent Albania in Eurovision 2007. For your information the other finalists are: Alberie Hadergjonaj, Hersiana Matmuja, Mariza Ikonomi, Arber Arapi, Alban Skenderaj, Eliza Hoxha, Amarda Arkaxhiu, Evis Mula, Kujtim Prodani, Jonida Maliqi, Rosela Gjylbegu, Saimir Braho, Besiana Mehmeti & Mustafe Ymeri, Frederik Ndoci and Tonin Marku.

You can vote for your preferred artist at Festivali 45

Nexhat Osmani Videos

Nexhat Osmani Video Pages:

  1. Mos u kthe eng. "Don't come back" (&Remzije)
  2. Oj nane eng. "Hey, Mother" (&Remzije)
  3. Humbi dashuria eng. "Lost love"
  4. Gjeje nusen dhe dashnine eng. "Find your bride & love"
  5. Fukara eng. "Moneyless"
  6. Mashalla (Gezuar me Stupcat 2008)
  7. E zeza nane (Gezuar me Stupcat 2008)
  8. Ne zemren time (Gezuar me Stupcat 2008)
  9. Ah bre djal (&Remzije)

+tag: negjat

Nexhat Osmani

Friday, December 22, 2006

Mad Lion Video - Emine

Mad Lion video - "Emine" or "Gel Burda"

Mad Lion performing at "Perralle me tupan" comedy show, 14th Dec. 2006. He was Valon's guest, together with Mirsa Kerceli. They do have a song together "200km n'ore".

I don't officially know the title of this song but he is singing to a girl named "Emine", so I assume it must be it. Or maybe "Gel Burda". Doesn't matter!

+tag: luan zeqiri prralle prall prrall

Fadil Keca Video - Shkove te tjetri

Fadil Xheladini - Keca videoclip
"Shkove te tjetri" eng. "You went with someone else"
Text by: Arsim Bunjaku
Music by: A. Kastrati

Very simple but nice song by Fadil. And certainly he has a taste for woman. All the best!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Rozana Radi Video - Policia

Rozana Radi videoclip/videoklip

Leonora Poloska Video - Desperation

Leonora Poloska video - "Desperation"
Soundtrack from "Kosova - Desperate Search" feature movie by Sunaj Raca.

"The film "Kosova-Desperate Search" recounts the repercussions and effects of the Kosovar war on the Albanian population. Ethnic cleansings and other atrocities mentally and physically destroyed the people. The entwined destinies of individual persons and families from various geographic regions and social classes are the basis of a closely interconnected storyline. Families are not only looking for their missing children, but also for new hope and perspectives." - imdb.com

Press release (Lara Entertainment)

"Kosova -Desperate Search" a huge success at the Palm Beach International Film Festival in Florida!

Standing ovation for the world premiere of the Kosovan-German co-production “Kosova -Desperate Search” at the 11th Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Dusseldorf, 8 May 2006. LARA entertainment GmbH presented its latest film “Kosova -Desperate Search” (original title: Etjet e Kosovës) with resounding success at the film festival in Palm Beach (Florida/USA). At the world premiere on 23 April 2006, the sell-out audience showed its enthusiasm for the film with a standing ovation. Blerim Destani, who acted in and produced the film, was over the moon: “The public’s response to `Kosova - Desperate Search´ exceeded all our expectations. We fulfilled our desire to stoke global awareness of the misery in which the people of Kosovo find themselves and express our compassion for the fate of those there.” The film’s success at the festival is also a feather in the cap of LARA entertainment GmbH, the film’s production company – for the Palm Beach International Film Festival is highly regarded in the pertinent key markets. “Due to the success of the premiere and the resounding public response to the film, American distributors have already signalled their interest”, said Blerim Destani.

„Kosova - Desperate Search“, a German-Kosovan co-production, was filmed in Kosovo in 2005 and reveals the after affects and implications of the war in Kosovo on the Albanian population there. Present at the world premiere in Palm Beach were Blerim Destani (actor and producer), Sali Limani (producer), Sunaj Raca (scriptwriter, producer and director), Gazmend Shefkiu (assistant unit production manager) and a representative of the Kosovan Ministry of Culture.

Kosova - Desperate Search (Etjet e Kosovës), Kosovo 2005 – Original language: Albanian with English subtitles – 82 minutes – 35mm – colour – 1:1.35 – Dolby Digital.

Location: Kosovo, director & scriptwriter: Sunaj Raça, camera: Shukri Kaqaniku, Gavrosh Haxhihyseni, editors: Andreas Nöcker, Vanco Mirakovski, soundtrack: Marijan Neçak, production manager: Sali Limani, producers: Sali Limani, Blerim Destani, Sunaj Raça, production: LARA entertainment GmbH, sponsored by the Kosovan Ministery of Culture, Youth and Sport.

Cast: Sheqerie Buqaj (country woman), Rajmonda Bulku (Zana), Blerim Destani (UÇK soldier/war invalid), Faruk Begolli (old Albanian), Tinka Kurti (nun), Ermela Teli (Fleta), Bislim Muqaj (Gjergj), Meto Jovanovski (old Serb) World premiere on 23 April 2006 at the 11th Palm Beach International Film Festival (Florida/USA).

Read more about the movie here Kosova Desperate Search

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Shaqir Cervadiku Video - I wanna be

Shaqir Cervadiku videoclip
"Dua t'behem" eng. "I wanna be"

+tag: dua te behem cerrvadiku

Mahmut Ferati & Shyhrete Behluli Video - Cka po thu

Mahmut Ferati & Shyhrete Behluli videoclip
"Cka po thu" eng. "What are you saying" or "What's your answer"
Text by: Agim Gashi
Album: "Cka po thu" (2007)

This is the most famous albanian folk duo in Kosova and perhaps beyond. Fans want them, and they keep producing music hits to feed the audience. One of the most common question by media to Mahmut is "Why Shyhrete?" and same to Shyhrete "Why Mahmut?". I watched Mahmut in a recent morning show and same question was put to him. The answer was very simple: "We share the same music style and we get on very well!". I think the real answer would be that after the few first music hits, they realised how profitable this can be, if they keep singing together. And they do just that. Why not!

Diellza Kolgeci Video - Si Kleopatra

Diellza Kolgeci videoclip
"Si Kleopatra" eng. "Like Cleopatra"
Text by: Memli Krasniqi
Music: Andin Randobrava

I can do modelling, fashion design, styling, writing, acting and now singing too. In addition she has plans to get involved in politics aswell. This is what I think the 27 years old Diellza is trying to tell us (otherwise Miss Kosova 1996), the Kosova's 21st century "Superwoman". She promoted this videoclip in Prishtina (if I am not wrong it happened on Thursday, 7th December 2006). The song is a result of cooperation with Aida Baraku and Armend Rexhepagiqi whereas the clip has been shot in Kairo, Egypt (most of it of course) by company Pixel. Questioned whether she plans to engage in music more seriously she said "I don't know, it all depends how I feel. I am a type of girl with full of ideas and I like to get involved with various things".

(see comments section for an interview with Diellza Kolgeci conducted by Drita Loshi - Jeta).

+tag: djellza

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Flori feat Geti 3nt Video - Once in a life

Flori feat Geti 3nt videoclip
"Njehere ne jete" eng. "Once in a life"

Who says Getoar is after Albania's ladys only? Well, this time, he chose to cooperate with a male artist from Albania. Flori is a musician, composer, singer and a scriptwriter. He can be anything you like in music. How well do you think Flori and Geti have "coupled" in this video?

By the way, its Geti only, could not see Agon in this video, meaning only half crew of Tingulli 3nt. C'mon Agon, don't you fancy to work with Flori or is it the other way round!

Oh, the other thing I wanted to add is: Where are women in this video?
There is only one, kissing with Flori, that you can hardly notice its actually a woman.

+tag: florian mumajesi tingulli 3nt t3nt 3

Leonora Jakupi Video - My heart desires you

Leonora Jakupi Music Video
"Zemra te kerkon" eng. "My heart desires (or seeks) you"

Just when you wondered, where has she gone now, here she comes with a new refreshment clip just at the right time to entertain you for the coming holidays.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Lori Video - Nights that I gifted you

Lori (Loreta Kacka) Music Video
"Netet qe ti fala" eng. "Nights that I gifted you"
Lyrics by Arsim Bunjaku

Sabri Fejzullahu Video - The Dream

Sabri Fejzullahu videoclip
"Ne enderr" eng. "In the dream" or "The dream"

Wonderful ballade by Sabri.

"I see you in my dreams
Full of joy, life and happiness..."
"...Why did I not say 'I love you' while you were still here"

Sabri says in this ballade and he is puzzled why love never fades away or languishes in time.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Greta Koci feat Labi - Mos shiko tjeter

Greta Koci feat Labinot Tahiri (Labi) videoclip
"Mos shiko tjeter" eng. "Don't look for other one"
Music by: Genti Lako

This is the videoclip that Greta used to promote her newest album "Mos shiko tjeter". She is becoming popular in Kosova and this week she did not hesitate to promote her album in Kosova aswell, especially because of her successful cooperation with kosovar artists such as Labi.

You will have a chance to see Greta soon performing at the "Festivali 45 i Kenges" (45th edition of the albanian National Song festival) to be held on 21st - 23rd December 2006 in Tirana. Remember, she is only 15 and is being pushed forward hard day by day by promoters hoping to make her a show biz star, meaning a "cash cow".

Dashnori feat Don Arbas - You're charming

Dashnori (Lover) feat Don Arbas videoclip
"Je sharmante" eng. "You're charming"

Meriton & Elis Video - Day by Day

Meriton & Elis feat Jesse Fish (actor) videoclip
"Dita Dites" eng. "Day by Day"
Director: Valon Ymeri

Jesse Fish is a professional dancer and choreographer. He also helped Mariza promote her newest videoclip "Afer meje". Jesse is an american living in Greece. In a recent interview with KTV, he said he loves being in Kosova and working with entermedia.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Hana Video - I think of flying

Hana Cakuli videoclip
"Mendoj te fluturoj" eng. "I think of flying"
Produced end of Nov 2006 in Ulqin

In a recent interview with KTV, Hana gave us some information about herself and the videoclip. She is albanian singer from Ulqin (Ulcinj), Montenegro. Got herself into music career some three years ago. At present she studies music (3rd year in solo singing) and works at the local Radio Station "Elita". Prefers pop, rock and alternative music and so far has produced two songs with Genti Lako as composer. Participated in Top Fest festival. Her visit to Kosova is also in connection with her plans to cooperate with Kosova artists and composers. She likes the style of Cute Babulja and Jericho and plans to work in the future with them. For future plans, she indicates to release her first album mid next year 2007.

In this video, she portrays a young woman with suicidal thoughts who walks through abandoned land.

Pa Kufijt Video - Hajde me ne

Pa Kufijt videoclip
"Hajde me ne" eng. "C'mon join us"

Nimon Mushkolaj Video - Varferia (Poverty)

Nimon Mushkolaj videoclip
"Varferia" eng. "Poverty"
Text by: Remzi Murati
Video Directors: Fatmir Gashi & Ilir Gorani
Westvideo production
Official Nimon's website: www.nimonmushkolaj.com

Friday, December 15, 2006

Valton Krasniqi Video - Engjell je

Valton Krasniqi video klip clip
"Engjell" eng. "Angel"

Minatori Video - I'll die in your arms

Minatori videoclip
"Ne duart tua do te vdes" eng. "I'll die in your arms"

+tag: naser gjinovci

Laureta Meci Video - Respect me

Laureta Meci videoclip
"Respect Me" feat SydeFX & KnowOne
Directed by: John Baily

Laureta Meci was born in Kucove, Albania on August 30 1977, where she lived until completing her high school studies. Her and her family moved to Athens, Greece in 1995. In 1998 she came to the United States to pursue her college studies and in the past three years has begun to follow a career path in performing arts. She has completed courses at the prestigious Stella Adler School of Acting in New York City and continues to advance her career in acting, singing, and modeling. Laureta has been involved in several productions in America such as her song and music video "Respect Me" and Shadow Kill. Other projects include being a featured model in several national print advertisements and promotional videos, such as a campaign for American Culture Hair Care Products. Laureta has been interviewed and photographed for several Albanian magazines and newspapers, as well as being featured on Albanian TV. Laureta is currently working on more songs as well as completing the feature length follow up to Shadow Kill.

Official website: www.lauretameci.com

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Asgje Sikur Dielli - Ku Ka Ma Mire Se Me Qen Shqiptar

Asgje Sikur Dielli Music Video
"Ku ka ma mire se me qen shqiptar"

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Blero - Eja Ti

Blero (Blerim Muharremi) Music Video
Title: "Eja Ti"

Asgje Sikur Dielli - Mendoja Cdo Gje Merr Fund Pa Ty

Asgje Sikur Dielli Music Video
"Mendoja cdo gje merr fund pa ty"

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Asgje Sikur Dielli - Kur e Di Se Nuk Di

Asgje Sikur Dielli Music Video
"Kur e di se nuk di"

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Flora Gashi Video - Pse ta fala

Flora Gashi videoclip
"Pse ta fala" eng. "Why did I forgive you"

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ledina Celo Video - Te ndjej te huaj

Ledina Celo videoclip
"Te ndjej te huaj" ("Jemi te huaj" in Kenga Magjike 2006)

This is the song that landed Ledina a 2nd Place in "Kenga Magjike 2006" Festival and this is the original videoclip. The title has slightly changed on the clip from the title used in the festival. "Te ndjej te huaj" means something like "I feel you as stranger" whereas "Jemi te huaj" means more like "We are strangers" (to each other) and its about feeling estranged or alienated from one another. Have you ever felt this way towards your love partner?

Some have mentioned that the videoclip or the idea of the clip was copied from one of Christina Aguilera's videoclips, but I could not found out which one. Perhaps the closest I could match was "The voice within". But, there are only slight similarities and personally think its not enough to grant "stolen" label to the videoclip.

The song is beautiful and original, no doubt about it!

+tag: lejdina

The Making of "Jemi te huaj"

Monday, December 11, 2006

Tung Video - Si te huaj

Tung videoclip
"Si te huaj" eng. "Like strangers"

Tung band is a brand new one "freshly baked" and this is their first single and videoclip that was promoted mid November 2006. Members of the band: Ryva Kajtazi, Mjellma Imeraj & Meriton (or Driton, not sure). Ryva Kajtazi is known to the public as actress ("Cimerat" etc.), a solo singer and as ex-member of Hanaband (together with Mjellma). Toni is ex-member of Erozioni band. Really not sure about his full name. Mjellma and Toni do have family connection, whereas Ryva and Toni are more than that (we talk about love connection here).

p.s. I was under impression at all times that Mjellma's surname is Imeraj, but if you check at the Hana Band's official site www.hanaband.com, she is mentioned as ex-member with the name Mjellma Berisha. Hmm... names, names always trouble with them and trouble without them.
p.p.s. After watching this Saturday (16th Dec) the RTV21's "Rendez Vouz" show programme, it became clear that the name of the male member of the band is Driton Siqeca, who was in this occassion the moderator of the show. That now clears the matter. Yeah... gotch ya!

and below, you can watch a presentation made by the TopRTK team:

Tempulli G Video - E Humba

Tempulli G videoclip
"E Humba" eng. "I've lost one...",
Album: "Ne jemi ketu"

Members of the group:
Arben Mustafa (Dr.B)
Sokol Shillova (Mc Sokol)
Adrian Mjaku

The group exists since 1991, initially with the name "Fresh Enemy" and then, since 1995 as "Tempulli G". Arben is the lead member and he started first with rap dancing and has been known to participate in various major contests throughout Switzerland and beyond. Oh, forgot to mention that he lives in Switzerland and has danced with big names like Alex, Clevero, Havana, Eddy, J.P., Six-Fold etc. Also, he has been seen in Germany at Regenbogen Party with big names like The Finest, Dj-Bobo, Down Law etc. Has supported Swiss stars such as Daniela Bauman, Soul Affaire etc.

Tempulli G released two albums so far. In their first album "Ne jemi ketu" they worked with Enis Potoku (Rock Purgator), NZA Smith, Eddy, J.P. and dancing group Six-Fold. They had a tour in Kosovo in 2001 accompanied by the Six-Fold. After the succes of their first album, they released the second one "Me Mikrofon ne dore" (year ?) that was composed and recorded in the well known Q-Lab Studio. In this album they worked together with Tom Jackson (ex-back vocalist of David Bowie), Dj-ACE, Black Tiger, Aussenseitha and NZA Smith. At present, the group is supporting the rapper Black Tiger on promotional tour of his newest album "Beton Melancholie".

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Naser Berisha Video - Life is an elephant

Naser Berisha videoclip
"Jeta eshte elefant" eng. "Life is an elephant"

Monday, December 04, 2006

Fatmir Makolli & Korab Shaqiri Video - Time for cifteli

Fatmir Makolli & Korab Shaqiri videoclip
"Koha per cifteli" eng. "Time for cifteli"

Cifteli is one of the most distinctive albanian folk instrument. It is a two stringed lute that if found on the right playing hands, can produce very complex music. Name of it does also suggest that the instrument has only two strings: cift = pair and teli = string. Its tones are similar with two highest guitar strings, E and B. Though cifteli till few year ago has been used primarily in folk music, we can now see it very often being incorporated in popular music aswell.

Anjeza Branka feat Niku - Me ngadale

Anjeza Branka feat Niku video - Top Fest 3 2006
"Me ngadale" eng. "Slow down" or "Take it slow"

+tag: anjesa

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Drita Alili Video - Kulleri

Drita Alili videoclip
"Kulleri" eng. "Cool boy"

+tag: halili

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Argjend & Flori Lloga Video - Loti i verber

Argjend & Flori Lloga videoclip
"Loti i Verber" eng. "Blind tear drop"
Text by: Gjergj Jorgaqi
Music by: Genti Lako

Tuna Video - 12 months

Altuna Sejdiu - Tuna videoclip
"12 Muaj" eng. "12 months"
Album: "Tuna"

Shkelzen Doli Video - Folk Instrumental with Violin

Shkelzen Doli Video
"Potpuri Instrumentale" eng. "Folk Instrumental with Violin"
Formation "Gjakova" consisting of:
Shkelzen Doli - Violin
Ruzhdi Sadiku - Piano
Hazyr Berisha - Guitar

Shkelzen is one of the best albanian violinist with international reputation. Born in Elbasan, but later moved to Gjakova (Kosova). He plays violin since 1980. Between 1987 and 1990 he studied at the music school in Novi Sad with Evgenia Tschougajewa as teacher. In 1989 he wins first prize at youth music contest in Sarajevo. In 1992 he started his music studies at "Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst" in Vienna. Since 1995 he plays with Vienna Philharmonic. Also he is (or was) a member of the Ruth Yaakov Ensemble. Last year he released a CD "Vetem per ty" (For you only) consisting of old albanian folk instrumentals with violin.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Tuna Video - Family Portrait by Pink

Tuna (Altuna) video
"Family Portrait" by Pink

Singing 100% live!

The musicians here: keyboard- Jeton Dulaku, drums - Teoman, guitar - Nderim Ramadani, bas - Labi berisha, percusion- Xhemil.

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