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Alyona Alyona - in Conversation with Joja
The kindergarten teacher from a small town near Kiev became a national sensation practically overnight in 2018 after her debut video "Ribki" went viral in the domestic music scene. In 2019, she solidified her status with her debut album "Pushka," which was soon followed by the EP "V khati MA" and the album "Galas" in 2021. Today, Alyona Alyona is considered one of the most important Ukrainian hip-hop icons. The self-confidence she exudes in her native language with a dynamic and fast flow of speech has earned her the title of a role model among young Ukrainians. Her unconventional music videos, in which she proudly dances as a Slavic street queen in front of the housing estates of her hometown or finds herself in the role of a fairy-tale matriarch in a dystopian world, have played an important part in her success.
As part of the Elevate Artist Talks, Alyona Alyona will talk about her life, her work and the role of music in the brutal Russian war of aggression on Ukraine.
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