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Reunion after 14 years. Gresa and Bledi sing: “Zemër për zemër”.

In each edition, “Kënga Magjike” festival has been a promotor of duets. Through years, various singers have joined forces to realize their duets. The first duet that is unveiled in the 23d edition of “Kënga Magjike” festival is “Zemër për zemër”, by Gresa Gjocera and Bledi Kaso. The “sweetness” of Gresa and the vocal “harshness” of Bledi principally look like a contrast, to become later as a whole…

During “E diela shqiptare” show, Ardit Gjebrea said humorously: “You have the dinosaurs’ symptoms”.

This because Gresa Gjocera returns to “Kënga Magjike” stage after 14 years. Her last participation was as a vocalist of “Fever” group in 2008. Years have passed by and now Gresa is looking for a “meeting” with the stage. Her companion is Bledi Kaso, the singer from Korça.

Being interviewed by këngamagjike.com staff, Bledi said: “Singing with Gresa is like swimming above stars.”

It is worth mentioning that both artists come from different multi-year experiences of singing Live and now it is time to reflect such experience at “their meeting” in “Kënga Magjike” festival.

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“Is it October rain or Orgesa’s tears?.”

“The legend tells that, if it rains in September, Orgesa’s is the fault.”
Orgesa Zaimi is the third “Big” category singer, who opened “Kënga Magjike 2022”.
She has participated in this festival since 2006 with various musical streams, from rock to pop, pop-folk, etc. The singer is well known for her particular style and charismatic personality. In the 23d festival edition, she has decided to make us “wet” with rain. Her song is titled “Shiu i Tetorit” and her intention is clearly displayed – she wants us to experience some melancholy.

For the third year in a row, the formula of the collaborators is the same. The innovation with Orgesa’s participation is that, beside the rain, she comes with a different performance. During the programme “Aldo Morning Show” she said:
“When you have a new project, you create an emotion and you develop it. It is hard work, starting from January. For the first time, I come with a different performance and a selective choreography. I have always thought to bring more of myself, in each interpretation.”
The question is: “Is such rain a metaphor of Orgesa’s tears?”
The drama lovers would have liked a positive answer, but even in this case, Orgesa has got an answer. In the “mini-interview” regarding the backstage of “Kënga Magjike” festival, Orgesa said:
“My love during September-October is so sweet, like all the year.”
The singer always shares her personal life with her fans, various family moments of everyday. Besides this, she has become a very dear character in “TikTok” platform, in which she makes different funny videos.
She says: “I have never considered doing that as a monetary profit. The positive comments and energy I get from my posts is enough for me.”

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“Sara Bajraktari is back, with a dedication to betrayal.”

We liked her, we got to know her, we sang her songs, but, when we were waiting for the next song, she disappeared. But not for long, Sara Bajraktari is back to the stage as a “BIG” singer, artistically grown.
Though very young in her career, Sara Bajraktari is considered as one of the most powerful voices. Let’s recall year 2019, in which she won the third prize in “RTSH 58th Song Festival”, with her song “Ajër”, a dedication to her father. After that, here comes the other song, “Ça m’bone”.
Exclusively, the singer unveils that this song is a dedication to “his” betrayal. “Ça m’bone!” speaks about love that has ended, maybe underlying her own love story. On the other hand, being interviewed by Ardit Gjebrea, she declared that she would have participated again in the “New Artist” category with no problem, unless she was classified as “Big Artist”. It shows that the competition spirit is rooted in Sara.
One thing is sure – her song will be a dedication to all the broken hearts

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“Why my sister is my Fairy”…?
Erik Lloshi speaks about his family relations.”

Erik Lloshi, in his 9th participation in “Kënga Magjike” festival, left the romance and ballade nostalgy behind and decided to appear differently, with rhythm.
His song is entitled “Zanë moj”, a song that has Mediterranean motives and speaks about the beauty of Albanian girls. In its text, Erik says: “My Fairy, love me/love me the same”.
At first, you would think it is a love dedication, but, in this case, it’s the singer who unveils the truth.
Asked by Ardit Gjebrea who his “Fairy” is – his mother, sister, partner – the singer answered honestly.
As rarely happens, Erik talked about love and family relations:
“I love all the three, but I would call my sister “Fairy”. She has been the one to have got me acquainted with my partner, has also been the “connecting bridge” between my family and me.
My sister has strengthen my family connections, has interfered in “various family conflicts” between me and my parents. She has always dedicated herself to the family’s happiness.”

Surely, after such a sincere confession, the song remains a love inspiration for the Albanian girl and beauty.
We recall that Erik Lloshi has taken part in nine “Kënga Magjike” Festival editions, specifically, with the songs:


•”Ti dhe unë” (“Kënga Magjike 2011”)
•”Si dukem unë pa ty” (“Kënga Magjike 2013”)
•”Diku të kam parë” (“Kënga Magjike 2014”)
•”T’kam bërë të qash” FT.Anxhela Peristeri (“Kënga Magjike 2015”)
•”Të gjeta ty” (“Kënga Magjike 2016”)
•”Mos urre” (“Kënga Magjike 2018”)
•”Zhgënjimin kisha” (“Kënga Magjike 2019”)
•”Ta vodhën zemrën” (“Kënga Magjike 2021”)
•”Zanë moj” (“Kënga Magjike 2022”)

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ERIK LLOSHI

Erik Lloshi is a well-known singer and song-writer, who actually gives lectures of light music.

Through years, he has participated in some festivals of the Albanian music, like: “Top Fest”, “RTSH Festival” and “Kënga Magjike”.

Erik has been awarded with various prizes.

He has published many video clips and in 2009, the video clip of the song “E di”, a duet with Mariza Ikonomi, was nominated for “Best Video from Albania” in “Balkanica”. Music awards”.

Erik Lloshi has collaborated with important names of the Albanian music, including distinguished singers and composers.

He participates for the 9th time in “Kënga Magjike” festival, with the song “Zanë moj”.

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“Kënga Magjike” expands its geographical reach

Interlacing, promoting and presenting various musical cultures has become the motto of “Kënga Magjike” festival. Singers from different countries consider this festival as a springboard for getting promoted in the Albanian music market.

Last year, during the 22nd edition of “Kënga Magjike” international festival, the award “Best Big International Artist” was given to Nutsa from Georgia. Even in this new edition, music will not have geographical barriers.

One of the innovations and challenges, presented by “Kënga Magjike 2022”, is the expansion of the geographical and artistic position. Both in “BIG” and “New Artist” category, there will be no shortage of foreign singers from all over the world.

Let’s “get our luggage ready”, because this will be the most geographically diverse edition. Artists from Italy, Spain, and France will take the magical floor. A return of singers from North Macedonia and Greece is also expected. The journey will not come to an end, as artists from the USA, Denmark, Azerbaijan and… will join the festival, as well. (Not everything will be revealed at once).

Well, one thing is certain: këngamagjike.com is ready to start travelling!

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“Five surprises from “Kënga Magjike 2022” festival revealed, just before its start.

“Kënga Magjike” festival “breathes”, when the competition emotions are felt by the singers and the audience, as well. In addition to the return to the “autumn-winter” season, this new festival edition promises other surprises that will be discovered week after week. Not yet officially started, këngamagjike.com reveals the first five, among many other surprises.

•1-The official starting date of this edition is September 18.

The song presentation phase starts on this day. Each song of the “Big” and “New Artist” category will be presented every Sunday, during “E diela Shqiptare” show, moderated by Ardit Gjebrea.

•2-Ardit Gjebrea presents the new system for the 23rd edition.

Yes! True!

After many technical, visual and artistic innovations, for the first time in Albania, “Kënga Magjike 2022” festival will apply the “CuePilot” system; a technique and camera system used in the most prestigious shows in the world, even for the “Eurovision Song Contest” – An innovative system and technique, aiming at the visual presentation, enabling maximal artistic quality during “live” performances.

• 3- The geographical area will be more diverse than ever.

This will be the most diverse edition, in regard to the artistic flow. In the “Big” and “New Artist” categories, singers from Italy, France, Spain, North Macedonia, Greece, Azerbaijan, the United States of America, and from other countries will give their performance. That will be revealed over time.

•4-The jury will get reformed.

This edition promises a reformation of the jury members of the “New artist” category.

Jonida Maliqi and Kozeta Kurti will continue to be members of the jury, while the new members added are: Anxhela Faber, Ema Andrea and Pirro Çako.

•5-“Kënga Magjike” has its own media space.

Unlike other editions, “Kënga Magjike” festival of this year will function as a media space. Throughout each week, on the official website and the official social networks, exclusive news and interviews will get published, including confessions, other surprise revelations, etc. Every week, on the official YouTube channel, artists’ interviews will be displayed, as well as vlogs, and behind-the-scene events.

Follow www.këngamagjike.com for more information.

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EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Anxhela Faber will be a new member of the jury.”

In this edition, the time of the festival will change.

Once again, it will return to its tradition, being held during the end of the year period, unlike the previous year. The songs’ selection phase has already ended and, starting from September 18 on every Sunday, we will have the opportunity to get to know the songs of the new edition.

It was the year 2016, when a new selection formula was designed for “Kënga Magjike” festival that classified singers into “Big” and “New Artist” categories. Today, it has become a tradition that places artists, singers, and young creators in the foreground.

One of the most important elements of this formula is, by no doubt, the jury. In every edition, BIG singers, composers, producers, lyricists and journalists have been an important part of the “New Artist” formula, regarding songs and singers’ selection, but also for the creation of different and most debatable situations, by giving their judgments.

The members of the jury of “Kënga Magjike 2022” have been officially revealed in the final episode of “Mam, Po Ti!?” section, in “E diela Shqiptare” show.

They are: the singer-songwriter Pirro Çako, the actress Ema Andrea, the singer Jonida Maliqi, the journalist Kozeta Kurti.  In the meantime, we are officially introducing you to the newest member of the jury.

Anxhela Faber.

Anxhela Faber studied Finance in Albania and mastered “Global Management and Governance” in Germany.

She is the co-founder of the Distribution Project in digital networks and co-director of the company “Acromax Media GmbH” for a period of 12 years.

She also directs the Collective Administration Agency, “Faber Collective phonogram”, which collectively administers the rights of phonogram producers for the territory of Albania.

What will Faber’s judgement be? Let’s wait and see…

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“Gaetano Castelli reunites with Ardit Gjebrea”

Gaetano Castelli, a loyal collaborator, but at the same time, displaying a different character in each edition..

One of the most important elements that creates “magic” in “Kënga Magjike” festival is the scenography.

Over the years, the best Albanian and foreign scenographers have joined forces to bring a new spirit to the scenography of Albanian festivals. Through different years and editions, there has been no lack of peculiar scenography, with different stellar elements, such as planets. One of the most iconic experiments in the festival scenography was the rain on stage, as the basic detail of “Kënga Magjike 2005”.

In 2008, “Kënga Magjike” festival takes another turn. The legend of Italian television scenography, Gaetano Castelli, joins the magic of the festival.

Again, Gaetano Castelli will join Ardit Gjebrea for the 23rd festival edition of this year.

Exclusively for këngamagjike.com, Castelli talks about the 14-year collaboration with “Kënga Magjike” festival.

He says:

“We have further grown, looking towards the future with every passing year”.

Based on this statement, it seems that this year’s scenography will really bring surprises, while RAI master humorously adds that his Italian colleagues are “envious” about this special collaboration with “Kënga Magjike”.

All that remains is to wait and see the magnificent transformation  Castelli will bring to the Palace of Congresses.

Let’s recall the five most commented of  Castelli’s scenographies:

1•”Kënga Magjike 2008” Scenography

For “Kënga Magjike” fanatic followers, the 2008 scenography marked a revolution in the history of the festival. For the first time, one of the most important figures of Italian TV, came to Albania to put his magic on stage: a  scenography that brings to mind the waves of the sea, the blue of the ocean.

2•”Kēnga Magjike 2012″

 Scenography

For the first time, led screens dominated the stage, enabling the presentation of accompanying graphics and special effects.

3•”Kënga Magjike 2014” Scenography

Dreaming to see a spaceship on stage? Well, “Kënga Magjike 2014” edition brought one of the most talkative scenes.

4 • “Kënga Magjike 2016” Scenography

If 2014 brought us a spaceship on stage, in the 2016 edition, Castelli masterly made the design inspired by the stars: a constellation dedicated to the stars of “Kënga Magjike” festival.

5•”Kënga Magjike 2018” Scenography

In 2018, Castelli came up with the proposal to expand the scenography. The Palace of Culture had rarely experienced such reformation, to bring out a GIANT scenography!!!

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EXCLUSIVE: “The innovation brought by Ardit Gjebrea in “Kënga Magjike 2022” revealed.

For years and decades, “Kënga Magjike” Festival has brought innovation regarding the latest technical, scenographic, visual and other aspects of technology. Over the years, the culture of making performances graphically has brought the desire to go further. If “rain on stage, in the 2005 edition”, 3D visual effects, other phenomena, such as fire and wind, real-time transmission in the highest  quality seem new to you, kengamagjike.com reveals the novelties that Ardit Gjebrea will provide this year.

The innovation that “Kënga Magjike 2022” festival will bring to the 23rd edition is the practice of the “CuePilot” system; a system adapted to the standards of the “Eurovision Song Contest”.

• What is “CuePilot” system?

 CuePilot was created by internationally renowned filmmaker, Per Zachariassen, founded in 2005 in Copenhagen Denmark, as a response to the need for accuracy and consistency in “live” broadcasting, thus reducing expensive rehearsal time. In other words, a system that enables the highest visual and televisual technique.

This creative system designs and manufactures innovative software and equipment to be used in professional broadcasts, to perfect performances between rehearsals and the “live” show, so that the entire team of singers, dancers and cameramen blend together “live”. “CuePilot” system, with a global team, has executed more than 1000 “live” shows, which have been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers.

As every year, Ardit Gjebrea brings a variety of innovations to “Kënga Magjike” Festival.

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