Shpat Deda is a critically acclaimed singer & songwriter based in Prishtina, Kosovo. Shpat's music is defined by a very naked and personal account of his life experiences, featuring lyrics that talk about love, despair, society and hope, all delivered over a mix of mellow and playful tunes with intertwined elements of folk, pop, rock, funk and jazz. His first album entitled "Molla e Parë" (The first apple) was launched in the summer of 2010. The album also features tracks that have become number one hits in various Kosovar and Albanian music charts. His second album entitled "Shkendijë" (Spark) was launched in the summer of 2014 and features material that has already won two best video awards and has topped music charts in Kosovo and Albania. In both of his albums, Shpat has maintained a consistency of delivering powerful lyrics with a unique and original sound and has managed to establish himself as one of the most important singer-songwriters of his generation.
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