“Muza e zezë” is Elina Duni’s eighth album, but the first one where she presents herself as a singer-songwriter. Songs of impossibility, of irony or childhood that reflect life and all it’s colors.
These are contemporary tunes mixed with an interesting accoustic sound and are part of nowadays spirit .
This project is a bridge between the two Albanian capitals, Tirana and Prishtina as the musicians that perfom are from these two cities. Armend Xhaferi on bass and guitar, Enes Bajramliqi on the drums from Prishtina and Gent Rushi and Ermal Rodi from Tirana.
We believe that the album represents a novelty in the music scene and opens new ways and sounds for the Albanian music and art culture.
Bio Elina Duni
Born in Tirana, Albania, in 1981, in an artist family, Elina Duni makes her first steps on stage as a singer at the age of five and sings for the National Radio and Television.
In 1991 after the fall of the communist regime, she arrives in Switzerland and settles in Geneva together with her mother where she starts the classical piano and discovers jazz.
Between 2001 and 2009 she releases four albums in collaboration with different artists:
« Live in Tirana » with Gent Rushi (2001) « Harpatic » Extrangers in the noise (2003)
« Lakuriq » (2004) and « I kalter » (2009) with the band Retrovizorja.
and has film and theater projects like Yllka (2001), Three farces from Tchekhov (2001)
La preuve du contraire (2003).
Between 2004-2008, she studies singing and composition at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, in the jazz department.
During this time she develops the Elina Duni Quartet – which represents a return to her musical sources, a combination of Balkan folk songs and jazz and releases three Albums «Baresha» (2008) “Lume Lume” (2010) and «Matanë Malit» (2012). With her quartet she tours since 2008 succesfully in Europe and the US.
In 2014 she presents her first solo album: « Muza e zezë » as a singer-songwriter.