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ALYONA ALYONA (+ support)
Alyona Alyona is the Ukrainian rapper.
Alyona Alyona is the winner of the ANCHOR Award’19 (Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award for the most promising emerging music talent), the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards’21 and the Public Choice Award’21
alyona alyona’s live carrier started in 2019, though she makes hip-hop music for more than 10 years. Her debut video “Ribki” became a viral hit in Ukraine after its release in October 2018. The young kindergarden teacher from a small town near Kyiv became the overnight hip-hop sensation.
alyona alyona raps in her native language Ukrainian. And the way her words flow, hiss, roll, groove, and rush out? In a word: wow. Massive, dynamic drive put to dark, pumping beats. Alyona alyona is already a role model in Ukraine. Her videos, in which she proudly dances as the queen of the street in front of the housing projects of her hometown Baryshivka, or stages herself as a fairytale matriarch in a dystopian world, have millions of viewers.
alyona alyona does without bling and pomp. In her songs, she prefers to talk about images of women beyond the usual beauty clichés (“Ribki”) or young adults who bemoan the situation in Ukraine and leave the country (“Salischaju swij dim”). She’s a pop artist who’s grounded, having worked at the supermarket checkout and as a make-up saleswoman before becoming an educator and studying psychology. Now she no longer delivers her message – informative and often humorous – as a preschool teacher, but as a powerful rap performer.
alyona alyona’s highlights events in 2019-2022: Roskilde festival DK, Mad Cool festival ES, Les Ardentes festival BE, MELT festival DE, OFF festival PL, Trans Musicales Rennes festival FR, Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg DE, Fusion DE, Pohoda SK, Atlas Weekend UA, Sziget HU, Haldern-Pop DE, Pop-Kultur Berlin DE, Loftas fest Vilnius LT, Waves Vienna AT, TMW EE, Iceland Airwaves festival Reykjavik IS, Immergut DE, Polyfon CH, Ephemera PL , Pohoda festival SK, Unsound Krakow PL, Elevate festival AUS, MS Dockville festival Hamburg DE, Superbloom Festival in Munich DE, Valkhof festival Nijmegen NL, Reeperbahn festival DE, Ypsigrock Sicily IT, Cabaret Vert festival FR, MENT Ljubljana SI, Cologne Club Days DE, Kulturzelt festival Kassel DE, Fête de la Musique Brandenburger Tor Berlin DE, European Stadium of Culture Rzeszow PL, Festival Au Foin de la Rue FR, Baldones Waterfest LV, Appletree Garden festival DE, Bürgerfest des Bundespräsidenten Berlin DE, Wienwoche Vienna AUS, Łódź of Four Cultures festival PL, Planet Ears Festival Mannheim DE, Oslo World NO, Bergen Internasjonale Musikkfestival NO
and some others.
Some of the venues for solo concerts: HAU/Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Roxy Prague, Nova Cvernovka Bratislava, Fleda Brno, Sargfabrik Vienna, Stadtgarten Cologne, Korjaamo Helsinki, Estrada Rzeszowska Rzeszow, Zamek Poznan, Gretchen Berlin and more.
The Ukrainian rapper is an absolute force of nature on stage: with crazy flow and groove she delivers raps without any bling and pomp and describes in her songs the unembellished situation of the young generation of her homeland.