OPA OPA (Balkan Invasions) is formed by poet / performer Jonida Prifti (Albania) and the musician / composer Iva Stanisic (Serbia). Initially they make musical selections of their countries of origin, from traditional songs to more recent ones, with a variation of pop, dance, hip hop, turbo folk, tallava etc. In 2016 they released their first song and videoclip “Buongiorno Italia” registered and produced by Manuel Cascone and supported by the Roman label “Filibusta Records” which made it possible to spread it on all the musical portals.  The videoclip was realized by Pierluca Zanda and Opa Opa. In November 2018 they released the debut album “Buongiorno Italia” (Filibusta Records – Nutone Studio, Kent Industries studio) which is online on all digital store like Itunes, Spotify, TimMusic, Deezer ect.

They are also present in the documentary “Linfa” by Carlotta Cerquetti, which was presented at the Rome Film Festival 2018. The film deals with the Eastern Roman female underground scene. Their song “vandal” is the official soundtrack of the movie “Normal” directed by Adele Tulli that was selected and will be screened at “Berlinale international festival” at the “panorama” section in berlin on 11 february 2019.

They took part in different festivals or musical events such as: “Non è Gallipoli”(Picador Village,) “Kiss & Go” (Swiss Institute), “Villa Ada Incontra il Mondo”, “Santarcangelo Fest” etc.

In 2019 the duo decides to split.

 

BUONGIORNO ITALIA – DEBUT ALBUM
(Filibusta Records, 2018)


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Review by Damir Ivic on “soundwall” magazine

Opa Opa: il “Kultural Impakt” di Roma tra Serbia ed Albania


Interview for Noisey Vice Italia
Interview for the albanian magazine Mapo Madame
Interview for Termini TV
Interview for Post Pravda Magazine
Interview for Tiranatimes
Interview for Noisey Vice Italia
Interview for the Albanian paper magazine “Madame Mapo”
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Videoclip – kultural impakt (Mascom Records / Filibusta Records)

videoclip – opla (Filibusta records)

Single – Kultural Impakt (Mascom Records / Filibusta Records)

Single – Buongiorno Italia (Mascom Records / Filibusta Records)

Interview for the national Albanian television Top Channel – “Wake Up” – 2015 (min.19.32)

Interview for the national Albanian television Top Channel – “Wake Up” (min. 1.30)

Interview for the national Albanian television Top Channel – “Wake Up” (min. 1.30)