A crossover between soul, jazz, electronica and synth-pop: That’s Koka in a nutshell. Big names such as Grace Jones, Donna Summer, Kate Bush, Portishead and Björk have shaped Koka’s career as a musician. Her own unique style can be called “multi-layered” and “multi-facetted” and reflects her Albanian origin combined with her upbringing in Greece and Germany. A major leap in Koka’s artistic development has been her personal transformation through conscious practices. She expresses this as a conscious musician and songwriter.
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Where is utopia?
I don’t know. Utopia can be anything you want. To me it is not a place. It is the sum of somewhat – to someone’s perception – unreachable things.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Life and especially the part of it i don’t see or i don’t understand. To know there is so much more that i don’t see and to know i can transcend again and again into other lifes. This turns my creativity on.
What turns you off?
Fakeness, or you can call it lack of authenticity. Also: people-pleasers.
How much do the myths of History impact on the lives of the present?
More than we know. Especially if a human being is not well-integrated in themselves and has had a negative experience during their growth, which makes them have a distorted perceiption of reality, then even more. Generally we carry on beliefs caused from very old myths or tradition without even questioning why or i fit makes sense. Eg. Causing war to dominate or take control of a country. That phenomenon is very old and ego-driven and is very much inspired from myths and the past. Still we haven’t skipped that realm and there is some consciousness-awakening it will take to get there.
What is utopia made of?
Anything you sense to exist really does exist and you perceive it right with your energetic being. Utopia is made of the limitations of human brain that cannot embrace the unknown or the unseen. It can only accept the known. To me, there is not such thing as utopia.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Lack of love during first 2 years of life. That’s the origin of all crime, depression, anxiety and scarcity.
What is your idea of an earthly utopian human.
The question is a bit contradictive to me. But if i understand it right, then we are talking as someone who is enlightened, never gets unreasonably emotional, grounded in their feelings and perceiption of the world. What is described as „Buddha-like“. But even that to me is not utopia, it is within your reach, if you want.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
This is a question that would deserve a very long answer. What each of us perceives as faults is very subjective. The concept „faults“ was made to declare humans as worthy of punishment. To me it is lack of awareness. It can be improved. People need to be taken by the hand and shown, what you want them to know. You want them to know appreciation, show them appreciation. You want them to know respect, show them respect. Thus, i feel most indulgent to many „faults“.
What is your favourite virtue?
What is your utopian action?
To fly with my own abilities.
Enri Mato is an architect and photographer born in 1986 in an artist family. His father was a sculptor and his mother was a restorative, who worked in the Louvre Museum. He grew up in Tirana, Albania where he discovered his interest in photography and art at an early age. In 2005 Enri moved to Paris to study Photography and Architecture. He later pursued masters dergree in Urban Design between Geneva and Tirana. He graduated with a research project called Remembrance. Through his thriving business Enri had the opportunity to travel the world to share his vision and experiences with an international audience.