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IMAGINE FINALISTS

Discover the final acts of 2022!

Kusek

Belgium

FINALIST 2022

The project around Kusek was born from the collaboration between Timour and Clément, two friends who were raised with music from an early age. With their sharp lyrics about the ups and downs of life and their rhythmic instrumentals, they try to be more original every time. They already released their own EP and produce everything themselves. A golden duo!

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Kyton

Brazil

FINALIST 2022

Marco Antônio Men Batista Barbosa is 17 years old and was born in the city of São Paulo. Musician and composer, he was raised in a musical family, and since childhood he has been in contact with several instruments. He has a very eclectic genre, playing from Forró to Jazz, among others. Has been showing an increasing interest in the music segment and music production, working as a collaborator in the production company Mceys PRO. He plays guitar, drums, percussion, and is currently studying the 2nd year of Accordion with Professor Toninho Ferragutti, and the 1st year of Piano with Professor Celinha Carmona, at Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo - EMESP Tom Jobim, former ULM.

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Wheobe

France

FINALISTS 2022

Wheobe is a made-up word created and chose by Swann (lead vocals), Ivanoé (guitar), Matthias (bass guitar) and Matthieu (drums) to name their band. Their music delivers an impressive mixture, somewhere between 70's psych rock, a fresh indie rock and a catchy alt rock vibes. Oscillating between Radiohead and Black Midi, the combo proves to be a winner both by its ardor and its bewitching live.

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Dörgő Mocskonyi

Hungary

FINALIST 2022

Dörgő is 20 years old and since he was born he was surrounded by music. He has been performing and writing his own songs since he was 15-16, and soon he will be releasing an album. He has played all kinds of events and stages, for example, EllátóHáz, Szimpla kert, or the Szentendre Éjjel-Nappal fest. In 2019 he was playing at the Peron music talent competition, and was awarded the Újfalusy Gábor prize for his “Outstanding musical talent”. His music is mainly based on the guitar, and his songs are best described as "honest", but he likes to experiment with both the music and the lyrics.

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Simeon Goshev

North Macedonia

FINALIST 2022

Simeon Goshev is a 19-year-old classical violinist from Macedonia. Raised in a family of musicians, Simeon's passion for music began in his early childhood. He has participated in many national and international competitions and has been attending masterclasses with internationally renowned pedagogues. Simeon has performed at many national and international festivals and regularly participates in musical projects.

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Breakout

Netherlands

FINALIST 2022

Welcome to our energy of hard rock and madness! The 4 young hard rockers of Breakout are bursting with energy. With their own written songs, inspired by Blues Pills and The Pretty Reckless, they love to rock out on many stages! Although all four of them are still busy with school, they rehearse every week and work hard to bring their rocking tunes to you.

Marco Ant

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Aurora Nathalie

Norway

FINALIST 2022

Aurora Nathalie is a 19 year old artist from Fredrikstad. With a handful of performances on stages such as st. Croix, the Glomma Festival and the Moon Festival, Aurora Nathalie is a popular young artist and songwriter in the region She started with music at an early age through, among other things, choirs and marching bands. In recent times, she was also self-taught on both piano and guitar. This has resulted in original music where Aurora Nathalie plays in different genres and styles. The songs deal with topics that may be difficult to talk about, but are also meant to make people happy.

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Hampus & Ragna

Sweden

FINALIST 2022

Hampus and Ragna is a duo consisting of pianist and singer Hampus Ljunggren and hornist and singer Ragna Norrlund. They play music which is difficult to determine the genre of, but which is influenced by pop as well as jazz and classical music. For Hampus and Ragna, the most important thing about music is to have fun when playing, and to develop as much as possible as a duo and as individual musicians.

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    Vazukuru VeAfrika

    Zimbabwe

    FINALIST 2022

    Vazukuru veAfrica, an all-boys band was formed in Harare in late April 2022. The band with an average age of 20 years consists of four members, 17 year old Blessing “Stixbee” Zizhou (lead vocals, drums), Allan “Lanny” Banda (20) (backing vocals, lead guitar), 21 year old Nkosilathi Masalethulini (backing vocals, bass guitar) and Panashe Chikwanha (20) on the keyboard. Their message mainly resonates on promoting general social norms and values within the African context through music. The name, “Vazukuru veAfrica” was inspired by such custodianship of African issues and the best manner these youngsters saw fit, a cool, afro-fusion genre to relay the sound we are all accustomed to.

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