Opening for an amazing female rapper and a great friend!
alyona alyona live at Gretchen
Support: Yetundey & Stella Zekri.
She raps in her mother tongue Ukrainian and hits the bull’s eye with her lyrics. The former educator is about to become a cult. Her debut album “Ribki” (“Fischlein”, a synonym for young women) became a viral hit in Ukraine after its release in October 2018. She raps humorously about what it’s like to be the “thickest fish” – and not to fit into the narrow ideal of beauty. “Salischaju swij dim” (“I leave my house”) is an unofficial anthem for the many Ukrainians who want to move away from their ancestral life into a better future – whether to the EU, America or the capital Kiev. There is something about Alyona Alyona that goes beyond her undoubtedly impressive looks, her confident attitude, her captivating flow, her lyrical ability, her sound quality or her alter ego in kindergarten. Her success can simply amount to an innate sense of authenticity that gives her hip-hop personality the street credibility the genre thrives on.
This year alyona alyona performed at the festivals Tallinn Music Week EST, Fusion DE, Pohoda SK, Atlas Weekend UA, Sziget HU, Haldern-Pop DE, Pop-Kultur Berlin DE and going to do shows at Loftas fest Vilnius LT, Iceland Airwaves festival Reykjavik IS, Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg DE, Waves Vienna AT, Trans Musicales Rennes festival FR. And its all in less than one year on stage! She is also nominated for the Anchor Award – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award 2019.