04-12 AUGUST / PRIZREN, KOSOVO

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04-12 AUGUST / PRIZREN, KOSOVO

DOKUNIGHTS 2016 FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

July 23rd, 2016

At Dokufest 2016, we are super excited to unveil the full DokuNights line-up, sharing with you the performing artists, timelines and locations of our 9 sleepless nights and 7 sunsets together.

Andrra stage located in Marashi Park will become a traveling music capsule through the whole wide world and beyond so make sure you make it a journey within.

Hailing from Syria, we open our festival with the extraordinary Omar Souleyman, who takes us by storm with his wild dance party, on August 5th. Blind Observatory’s science fiction tunes and his nostalgia for the future will follow up on a night with full access to cosmos.

Album launching at DokuNights is now a custom, and Me t’njofshëm will launch no less than 20 of their albums in one big night that will reveal Kosovo’s most exciting new music projects and formations. Argentina’s Fanfaria del Capitan followed by Brazilian Garrincha’s vinyl-party are the right ingredients to turn Andrra into a tropical stage, coz we love eclectic and faraway colors. Tuesday will bring us some futuristic cosmic pop straight from Stockholm through Zhala, who’s signed to Robyn’s Konichiwa Record. The soft, mellow and romantic side of us all is about to be emphasized on the night when we host the dreamy Super700. The weather will be good and the night charged with feelings.

Local collective Angry Youth hosts yet another Grime all-nighter with London’s Jammz & Jack Dat. Talking about collabs, we’ve got an exciting new one with Belgrade’s Drug§tore. The very best underground techno club is hosting a night and bringing over three of its residents to dip us all in bass and electronica, the way only Friday deserves it.

Saturday at Lumbardhi brings one of the most groundbreaking musicians of the Middle East, Yasmine Hamdan, in the final festival night, dedicated to lovers only.

It’s our 15th birthday and we have a nice surprising present to share. Our music side extends to a new sunset stage, up in Prizren’s fortress, offering the most beautiful city view + sound on sunset. The program covers a thoughtful selection of music taste and in-between film sunset-dream. Make sure you don’t miss the Albanian masterpiece of ISO-polyphony – Jonianët.

FULL LINE -UP

ANDRRA STAGE

 

Friday August 5
OMAR SOULEYMAN
Hailing from Syria, Omar brings his wild dance party with music and lyrics confessing eternal love. We’re open to open our festival under this spell, promising to give back nothing but Love.
RRITA JASHARI
Music from the past, present and future. Rrita’s passion for world-wide and all-time sounds is an open invitation for a journey timeless.

Saturday August 6
BLIND OBSERVATORY
Blind Observatory comes from Berlin, bringing sounds influenced by science fiction and offering a sonic equivalent to staring through a telescope made out of sounds related to early techno and electro. It’s yours to immerse into a beautiful, futuristic nocturnal scene.
LEO LUMEZI
Leo comes back to DokuNights driving us through deep hypnotic techno beats, stretching in raw energetic techno. Always emotional, always with a nerve.

Sunday August 7
NOWNESS IN KOSOVO
The night unveils three of the most exciting formations in today’s music in Kosovo.
OBORRIis Prishtina’s multi-instrumentalists duo, free and genre dynamic, offering moments of alternative rock, synth-pop, electronic music and hip-hop all together.
ME T’NJOFSHËM are in DokuNights to release 20 albums at once, on this night. Yes you read it right, it’s 20 as in twenty, and it’s in one night, and you are all invited.
SYNTH CHAMPIONSHIP – is one of the most exciting concept performances of synthesizers in today times in Kosovo. It brings together 5 musicians in an experimental setup comprised of synthesizers, analogue inputs and electronic fantastic.

Monday August 8
FANFARRIA DEL CAPITAN
Girls, boys and other souls open to tropical plans in mountainy habitats, here’s an explosive mixture of Cambia, Tango, Rock, Reggae, Ska and all other colorful sounds. Vinyl of Brazilian DJ Garrincha will add in some more Carimbó, Siribó, Afro Beat, Funk, Salsa, Afro-Funk, Afro-Soul to the after-party.

Tuesday August 9
ZHALA
Zhala’s haunting and evocative melodies are packed with a serious punch, full of thought-provoking lyrics and undeniable hooks. Her music is futuristic, labeled by the artist herself as “cosmic pop.”
CVARE
His name is Martin and his sound is hip hop, funk and jazz.

Wednesday August 10
SUPER 700
Dreams are music made of electronic and analog sounds speaking to us in songs voiced by enchanting singing of Ibadet Ramadani.
TRUMAN
Jazz-influenced beats and basslines in a one-way trip from Lagos to London, with an exclusive extension to Prizren on this night only.

Thursday August 11
ANGRY YOUTH X DOKUFEST w. JAMMZ , JACK DAT & JACKIE DAGGER
Local collective Angry Youth returns to DokuFest once more, inviting Grime Champions Jammz & Jack Dat straight out of London to show how tight bars and heavy beats synthesize into the modern club experience. To see the night through properly, Mystic Stylez and Teklife man Jackie Dagger will be there to lock off the rave.

Friday August 12
DRUG§TORE open all night w/ BANE, VITANOV & ALI GUNEY
Our friends from the iconic Drugstore Beograd come with three of its residents. Underground techno night is an understatement.

Saturday August 13
YASMINE HAMDAN
Only lovers left alive at Lumbardhi, on the very last festival night.
EKA
Electro space disco, break-beat funk + garage hip hop for the lovers left alive.

 

SUNSET STAGE / KALAJA

 

On our 15th birthday, we’ll go up in our medieval fortress gardens and watch sunsets together. The idea sounds Zen but we brought the right music to bring out the soul in full complexity.

Saturday August 6
TASTE2 & GOBLENET
It is jazz funk & hip hop flirt all the way.

Sunday August 7
X RATED SELF LOVE
A duo fresh and fierce with music, beats and bangs.

Monday August 8
ALBAN NUHIU
Funk, afro funk, world tunes. Sounds good to us.

Tuesday August 9
ILAZ XHAMBAZI BAND
Romani fiesta to break the thickest of the fortress walls.

Wednesday August 10
UJ PA GAZ
Downtempo balearic set from Tirana mon amour.

Thuesday August 11
BICALKO
Two soulful vocals, a few computers, a few synthesizers and some analog goodies.

Friday August 12
JONIANËT / ALBANIAN ISO-POLIPHONY
Iso-polyphony singing of South of Albania is a proclaimed masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Wind in it.

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