Madita

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Madita
Madita Jazz-Fest-Wien 2008b.jpg
Performing in Vienna, 2008
Background information
Birth name Edita Malovčić
Born (1978-01-21) 21 January 1978 (age 36)
Vienna, Austria
Origin Bosnian
Genres Soul, funk music, contemporary R&B, trip hop, nujazz
Years active 2002–present
Labels Couch Records
Website www.madita.com

Edita Malovčić (born 21 January 1978), known by her stage name Madita, is an Austrian singer and actress. Her father is Bosnian folk singer Kemal Malovčić. Madita's music ranges from synth pop to R&B to jazz.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born Edita Malovčić in Vienna, the daughter of Bosniak folk singer Kemal Malovčić from his first marriage to a Serbian woman.[2][3] Madita has stated that she has not been in contact with her father for many years and that she has "no good memories" of him.[4]

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

She studied musicology and took private acting-lessons. In 1999 she acted in the Austrian film Nordrand, which won many prizes. The film's subject was the Bosnian War. After her first success she played in many films, such as "Berlin Is In Germany" (2001), "Kaltfront" (2003), "Zelary" (2003) and "Vier Minuten" (2006). And she also played characters in TV series "SOKO Kitzbühel", "Inspector Rex" and "Medicopter 117".

Music career[edit]

The first time she acted as a singer was in 2002, when she sang for the duo dZihan & Kamien and their album Gran Riserva. Her first solo album Madita was released in 2005. In December 2005 the album was also released on the iTunes Music Store, where she reached the top 3 of the "Electronic Album Chart". Months later she also reached many charts in other countries. Her biggest "download success" was reaching number 1 in the UK World Music iTunes chart. In 2007, the song "Ceylon" from this album was featured on an episode of Damages.

In 2008 she released her second album Too in Austria. In the US the album was released on March 28, 2008, it is also available on the iTunes Store.

Personal life[edit]

Madita has a son (born c. 2003).[5]

Filmography[edit]

  • 1999: Nordrand - Tamara
  • 2000: Mysteries of Disco
  • 2000: Der Briefbomber (TV)
  • 2001: Berlin Is in Germany - Ludmila
  • 2003: Kaltfront - Sandra (Hauptrolle), "Zelary" - Marie Gorcíková
  • 2005: Nur für Mozart
  • 2006: Vier Minuten
  • 2008: Der Knochenmann
  • 2009: Zweiohrküken

TV series

  • 2000: "Medicopter 117", "Kommissar Rex", "Julia, eine ungewöhnliche Frau", "Der Briefbomber"
  • 2001: "Der Ermittler", "Medicopter 117", "SOKO Kitzbühel", "Kommissar Rex"
  • 2002: "Inspektor Rolle", "Kommissar Rex", "Medicopter 117"
  • 2004: "Ein Starkes Team - Zahn der Zeit", "Ein Starkes Team - Sippenhaft"
  • 2005: "Tatort - Schneetreiben", "Ein Starkes Team - Zahn um Zahn"
  • 2006: "Zodiak"
  • 2007: "Tatort - Der Finger"

Discography[edit]

  • Madita (2005)[6]
  • Too (2008)[7]
  • Pacemaker (2010)[8]
  • Madita Deluxe (2012)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ćerka Kemala Malovčića glumi bosansko-srpskog tužioca!". Alo. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Madita, kćerka Kemala Malovčića, pjevačka zvijezda u Austriji". Radio Sarajevo. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kemalova kćerka Edita Malovčić dobila ulogu u najpoznatijoj seriji u". Express. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "ĆERKA KEMALA MALOVČIĆA: Oca se sećam samo po lošem, možda je hteo da mu deca sama rastu!". Kurir. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ćerka Kemala Malovčića glumi i nemačkoj hit seriji “Mesto zločina”". Svet. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Madita". Discogs. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Too". Discogs. 25 January 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pacemaker". Discogs. 19 February 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Madita Deluxe". Discogs. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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