Blla Blla Blla

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Blla Blla Blla
OriginSkopje, Macedonia (Yugoslavia at time of formation)
GenresPunk rock
Avantgarde
Progressive rock
Years active1988-present
LabelsBagi Music
Lithium
Associated actsLast Expedition
MembersIdriz Ameti
Dejan Evrushoski
Krenar Ismaili
Egzon
Arsim

Blla Blla Blla is an Albanian-Macedonian rock band from Skopje. It was formed in 1988 by then band members Idriz Ameti, Ermal Skupi (Mehmeti), Nikola Bočvarov and Blagojče Penov. Later, Ermal (who played the violin) left the band and was replaced by Krenar Ismaili (vocal and violin). Idriz Ameti is the singer.[1] Most of the songs are in Albanian. Their style is called “Over Sky Ballkanishe Re-form” by the band itself,[2] though there is no general consensus in categorizing their characteristic rock. Other styles or genres used are Balkan-rock[citation needed] and punk.[3]

Their first album was released in May 2000 called Blla Blla Blla. "At that time we possessed a minimalist – original approach to music that brought refreshment to these Balkan spaces" the band were quoted as saying about their first album on their official MySpace page. Their second album, called Over Sky Ballkanishe Re-form, was released in 2005.[4][5] Their music is considered influential beyond Macedonian borders. The band is one of the participants in the Balkan Streets series of South-eastern Europe music festivals featuring popular local groups in multicultural venues. They were among the artistes appearing at the first festival in Kumanovo, Macedonia, in 2009 and also featured on the 2011 Balkan Streets programme.[6]

Discography[edit]

  • Underground Macedonia split with No Name Nation (2000, Blla Blla Blla tracks recorded in 1990)
  • Blla Blla Blla (2000)
  • Oversky Ballkanishe Re-form (2005)[7]
  • Lamtumirë (2011)
  • Brum për medioferr (2017)[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Streets Festival, Blla Blla Blla
  2. ^ Streets Festival, Blla Blla Blla
  3. ^ MTV Croatia MTV Express: Blla Blla Blla
  4. ^ Official MySpace page: Blla Blla Blla
  5. ^ "Дяволската музика от Nublu до "Гьорче Петров": Blla Blla Blla на "Аларма пънк джаз 3"" (in Bulgarian). Bulgarian National Radio. Archived from the original on 27 April 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  6. ^ Balkan Streets website, accessed 11 March 2011
  7. ^ Blla Blla Blla... Bandcamp
  8. ^ Blla Blla Blla... Bandcamp

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