released August 26, 2016
ARTISTS & COLLABORATORS
Arber Salihu (Prima/Synths/Bass). Always colorful, Arber brings new sounds and emotions to the contemporary Kosovar music scene, contributing to the album as co-writer of one of the two original tracks.
Astrit Stafai (Guitar/Oud/Balama). Astrit is one of Kosovo’s revered virtuoso instrumentalists, playing any stringed instrument that can be strummed.
Bajram Kinolli “Kafu” (Vocals). Leader of Gipsy Groove, a highly influential local band known for their energetic performances. Prominent figure in both Roma and Albanian cultural circles.
Ilir Bajri (Keyboard). Leading figure in Pristina’s cultural scene as the founder of Pristina Jazz Fest and one of the most admired piano/keyboard players in Kosovo.
Luis "Banderas" Panichelli (Producer - Capoeira Instruments/Vocalist). Originally from Argentina, Banderas has traveled the world introducing capoeira in places where the art is still un-know. He plays all the major traditional Capoeira instruments, specializing in the Berimbau.
Shaqir Hoti (Gajde/Kavall). Multi-instrumentalist and life-long student of Albanian folklore, now in his 80s. He is one of the living legends of traditional Albanian folk music, and is known for making his own wind instruments with innovative precision.
Tefik Manaj (Tarabuka/Vocals). Tefik is a street-musician from the Roma community, known as Prishtina's little drummer boy. He frequently plays in Pristina’s main square and is popular among the strolling crowds.
Visar Kuci (Violin). Lead violinist in the Kosovo Philharmonic and one of the most renowned Kosovar musicians, whose consistent work transcends Kosovo's borders.
Bardh Salihu (Dit' e Nat' Foundation): Executive Producer.
Labinot Sponca: Recording/mixing and sound engineer.
Nart Zeqiraj : Video technician.
Credits for backvocals:
Bardhyl Salihu, Edona Vatoci, Julian Kuçi, Blerta Kosova on track #7 and #11.
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