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Kavadraci , Macedonia
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While we’re expecting our favorite time of the year when with Buskerfest, Skopje overnight turns into a ten-day “street art” party town, the festival which this year will be held from 14to 23 June, completes the list with new and interesting artist such as Shutka Roma Rap, Zaa, Framnes Folklore Ensemble, Timing Diagrams, Millko, Pumpers, Bojan Shamba.
On June 22, Buskerfest will bring you the concert of the provocative, rebellious, proud and loud, Shutka Roma Rap. These young artists grew up to become a band following their successful album in 2010 in which the best rappers from Shutka took part. Also they have an important international experience performing at major European festivals such as “Roskilde”, “Sziget” and many others.
Joining the music program for this day are also the regional reggae crossover phenomenon Zaa, a band from Serbia that started working in 2008. Their music is characterized with diversity in stylistic expression, based on ska roots with different influences from jazz to punk sound. By now they have held over 120 concerts and performed at festivals in which they have won a lot of awards. Independently they have released two studio albums, the first one named “ZAA” and then “Good Times” which is considered as one of the best reggae albums. Their entire discography, including the EP release “Foot by foot” and the single “Full scale riot/ Moonlight is available on their official site www.zaa.rs. The real “World Music” completes the evening of 22 June, with a different approach to the Balkan sound that to the Buskerfest audience will present the guests from Sweden, Framnes Folklore Ensemle.
An exclusive audio-visual experience expect you on 20 June, with Timing Diagrams, the project in which Marko Batista stands behind. His work has been a part of several international projects with which he participated in numerous renowned festivals of contemporary art, all around the world. Immediately after his performance, the evening will continue with the performances of indie rockers Millko, Bitola’s rock band Pumpers and the DJ set by Bojan Shamba.
The eight edition of Buskerfest this year comes with the richest music program until now, which will take place in the centre of Skopje from 14 to 23 June. This time, to all the followers of the hip hop style we present a special, purposive concert night on 16 June, in which they will have the opportunity to enjoy with the artists who bring a fresh wave of the Macedonian hip hop scene- Zad Agolot, Podzeman Efekt and DJ Irie Scratch.
The hip hop team of “Zad Agolot” consist of 12 guys working as a single artist. In just two years since its formation they managed to collect awards for success outside of Macedonia. Their first album “ Keep it real Vol. 1”, which was released last year, Balkan Hip Hop Radio has declared it as the best Macedonian hip hop edition for 2012. On 12th April this year “Zad Agolot” has held their first solo concert in MCC. The hip hop collective continues its active work towards new achievements, and the next meeting with their audience is scheduled on the performance on Buskerfest 2013, which will take part on Sunday, 16th June.
On the same evening, on Buskerfest, will perform the Kumanovo rap duo “Podzeman efekt”. The group consists of Miljush and T-Ghost, which are famous for their hard rhymes, the specific fast style of recitation and sincere texts. These two artists started working in 2004 and their work resulted in the publication of their debut album “Report of October” in 2010. Currently they are preparing their second studio album.
The hip hop night on Buskerfest will end with Darko Andonov, Dj of the Ground crew, known as DJ Irie Scratch. Those who are already familiar with his style and mixtape releases SWAG 2011 and SWAG 2012, know well what kind of fun awaits the final hip hop night at Buskerfest.
The list of performers at this year’s Buskerfest, the only street art festival in the region, slowly complements with excellent artists. At the ten-day music program of Busker carnival, are joining the Balkan reggae legends Del Arno Band and Skopje’s brilliant indie-pop band Foolish Green.
Del Arno Band is the first author reggae band in Yugoslavia and applies as the only Serbian band that follows in the footsteps of Jamaican reggae artists. Over the years Del Arno Band, has created a distinctive style, whose eternal attraction is due to the boundless positive energy and deep musical espression oriented to the melodic roots sound. On this year’s Buskerfest, Del Arno Band announces tour with all the members, who at this occasion will prepare the audience a set list consisted of the biggest hits of the rich 27 year long career of the band. The reggae rhythm each time associates with good vibrations, and so it will be this time, with an excellent performance to mark the start of summer.
Foolish Green’s concert awaits you on this year’s Buskerfest! The band recently released its first album “Escape”, a rare psychedelic/ rock’n’roll issues of our region. The concert promotion of this band’s debut album, was a unique phenomenon on the Macedonian scene, resulting in two completely sold -out concerts. Their first long-play performance brought excellent review evaluations from the music media in the region, saying : “What Palma Violets are at the beginning of of the year on the foreign scene, that could certainly be Foolish Green on the regional scene (… ) If they came from Britain, they would have surely been the best band in the world.” (music.hr.) The issue of their debut album “Escape”, is in electronic form so you can download it free of charge from the website of “Exit label”, which is a great opportunity to prepare for a full enjoyment of their performance at Buskerfest 2013.