BESA M & BIMBIMMA - DnB vs HIP-HOP
BimaBimma is recognized as one of the first urban rappers on the Kosovar Hip Hop scene. With a magnetic stage presence and lyrical prowess, Bimbimma possesses a versatile style blending elements of hip-hop, rap, and traditional Albanian influences, creating a fusion that is uniquely his own.
Similar to Bimbimma, Besa M holds the status of a trailblazer. Recognized as one of the first female Djs in Albania, she cultivated the drum n bass scene in the Albanian speaking region of the Balkans. Today she continues with her creative journey through her label Episode which organizes some of the most legendary party series, while continuing to keep the analog spirit alive with her impeccable vinyl selection.
These two interdisciplinary artists came together through music and have found an undeniable synergy, the outcome was one of the most electric local performances of the last two decades. Two old friend’s favored genres, from Kosovo and Albania, got together in Prizren for DokuNights, to recreate an iconic night of August, 2005: Drum & Bass and Albanian hip-hop! Prizren remembers it!
Killua, is an esteemed musical artist from Albania. His talent and captivating sound have garnered national attention in the Albanian-speaking Balkans since late 2021, following the release of his lead single "Bageti e Bujqësi" from his debut album, Metamorfoza.
The title of the single is derived from the poem of the same name written by renowned Albanian poet Naim Frashëri in the 19th century. The song quickly gained popularity, peaking at number one on the Albanian Top 100 charts in 2021. The heartfelt lyrics and melodic composition resonated deeply with audiences, establishing Killua as a rising star in the region.
Despoti is a singer and director from Kosovo, blending both of these mediums in his musical performances. His latest album release, ‘23’ which he’ll be performing at DokuNights, has solidified his presence as a creative force in Kosovo. The album features modern songs and electronic music, with visuals reminiscent of science fiction and mystery films. While the foundation of Despoti's sound lies in hip-hop, he incorporates elements from various genres in his latest work.
The album "23" unfolds like a film, seamlessly transitioning from one track to the next without breaks. The music's intensity fluctuates, with each song marked by a gradual decrease or increase in its sonic density. A captivating super-solo featuring tupana, a traditional Albanian percussion instrument, introduces a folklore piece that undergoes an electronic transformation, revealing the distortion of the original Albanian songs. The artist's interpretation follows, adding his unique touch to the deformed yet compelling version of Gili's "Prishtina."
23:59 / Thu 10 Aug, 2023
International Documentary and
Short Film Festival
Marin Barleti Street
20000 Prizren, Kosova
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