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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

09 April 2013

Albania




Before I slip outta da Dubwise mood, mahn, I’ll post up some skankin’ tunes from Roots Raid of Tirana, Albania. Prominently influential in the Albanian reggae movement, Roots Raid, along with MR Rez & Skavillage organized the 2011(now annual & in its third year) South Vibes Albanian Reggae Festival.


Here are a coupla long track to spark up a spliff & get mellow with…



& Roots Raid - Late Night Remixes – 46:03
As always, the decryption codes are in the comments.

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In Albania the most prominent rock bands & musicians only appeared after 1990. Before that period rock music was prohibited by the State. Although youth groups found ways to listen to rock through clandestine channels, music was never free & open.




Bojken Lako, the man mountain of doom, is considered as one of the most influential rock musicians in Albania. Born in Tirana, Albania in 1975 he was trained in classical piano. In the early 90s Bojken was experimenting with rock sounds with his first band, The Fish Hook, singing & playing guitar. Also in the band were Redi Hasa on bass & Heldi Kraja on drums. They released one album King of Beers on cassette. 



All three have continued their careers in music. Redi has received degrees in classical & jazz cello. Bojken has been in numerous bands over the years. He has entered Eurovision Song Contest for Albania many times. In 2012 he came in 10th in the finals (Te zakonshem feat. Breza). 



 

decryption code in comments

Tracklist –
Te zakonshem (feat. Breza – 2012 Eurovision entry)
Love love love (feat. Banda Adriatica – 2010 Eurovision entry)
Jeto sot kete dite
Rruge (feat. Ajkuna)
Merre lehte
Perse (feat. Crazy Girl)
Erdh pranvera (from 100 VJET MUZIKE TV show – 100 Years of Music)

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Vedat Ademi is a singer of rock & pop music. He was born in Kosovo in 1982, but lives in Tirana, Albania where he performs as Vedat Ademi & the Band. The rest of the band is made up of talented Albanian composers & instrumentalists: Endrit Shani – lead guitar & backing vocals; Kledi Bahiti – keyboards & backing vocals; & Klodi Hidri – drums.


Endrit & Klendi are also the main composers. They have both won awards in the Albanian Song Contests.

Tracklist –
Koha S’kthehet (Time No Return)
Si Ky Mengjes (In This Morning)
Mall Qe Djeg (Missing You)
Po Me Prite Ti (If You Wait On Me)
Si Dikur (In The Past)
Me Mashtruan Syte (Eyes Cheated)
Per Ty (For You)
Nje Jete me Ty (Life With You)





Before he was in The Band with Vedat, Endrit Shani had his own band, Burn. Endrit graduated from the Academy of Arts in Tirana with a degree in composition. He also graduated from Liceu Artistik Jordan Misja with a degree in guitar. He sings & plays piano as well, so is a very well rounded musician. His music with Burn is more youthful & less polished than his current material, but Burn has a very soulful touch.


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Tracklist –
Ajo
Te shihja si engjell
Nuk ja vlejti
Ecim te dy
Per dike
Larg me qendro
Vetem nje here s quhet tradheti
Njerezit qe takoj çdo dite
E dija (Kenga Magjike 2010 final night)

Enjoy,









1 comment:

  1. Roots Raid 1
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    Roots Raid 2
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    Bojken Lako
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    Vedat Ademi
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    Burn
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