Kozma Dushi

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Kozma Dushi
Born (1955-08-23) 23 August 1955 (age 64)
Berat, Albania
Years active1974–present

Kozma Dushi (born 23 August 1955 in Berat) is an Albanian recording artist.

Dushi initially rose to prominence for his hit songs popular in Albania and neighbouring countries, including "Te me vini pa trokitur", "Erdhi pranvera", "Çupë thyej ato gjilpëra", and his most popular superhit "Eja o shoku yne".


Born in the city of Berat, Dushi was active in singing from a young age. Later, he worked for local celebrities in Berat. After finishing high school, he studied at the Academy of Arts in Tirana and graduated in 1984. In 1985, he was employed to the State Ensemble.

Dushi has continuously participated in the Festivali i Këngës for quite some time, ever since the 15th edition in 1976, broadcast by the RTSH and continues this even today. He is known throughout Albania and in the Albanian diaspora, although he has made no album and no advertisement of himself.[1] Although he participated in many concerts, he has never received any award at the festival, perhaps because his songs were not appropriate for the time being.

He is the brother of singer Dhimitraq Dushi.

His songs Te me vine pa trokitur and Eja o shoku yne are widely considered to be one of the most emotional Albanian-language songs of all time.[2][3][4]