Albania: Olta Boka records new song

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Olta Boka, the singer who represented Albania in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, has recorded a new song together with her father. The song is called Tak tak, ja b?�?«n tek porta and it was first performed in public during the Maratona e k?�?«ng?�?«s popullore festival.

In 2008 Olta Boka represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest with her song Zemrën e lamë peng. The young singer managed to qualify in the final after two bad years for Albania. After her participation in Belgrade, Olta's fame rose in her home country. Last year she released two ballads and won many prizes.

This year, she decided to record a duet with her father Reshit Boka. It is a folk song called Tak tak, ja bën tek porta, typically from the middle part of Albania. Olta and Rashit officially presented their song inthe popularfolk festival Maratona e këngës popullore.

Rashit Boka is a guitarist and a famous folk singer in Albania. In an interview with the local newspaper Shekulli, Olta stated that she has a very special relationship with her father. He was the one who led Olta to the music career and has followed her every step of the way.

Olta and Rashit Boka – Tak tak, ja bën tek porta

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