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The national media started to speak about Aistė and her unique voice after she and her group participated in the „Aukštaitija 93” festival. In the following year, this artist was recognized and awarded as the year’s new discovery at the Western Lithuania Musical Award Ceremony. Afterwards followed also recognition at the national competitions.

Aistė’s studies of classical philology at the Vilnius University left a deep imprint in her work. Her musical explorations were developing from rock music to ethnojazz.

In 1997 she joined the band “Skylė” (Hole), and it is still continuing musical relationship. The singer has actively participated in national as well as international festivals (in Poland, Germany, and Portugal). In 1999, Aistė was representing Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, where this artist’s characteristic voice was not left unnoticed.

From the year 2000 she took part in various musicals (rock opera Jūratė and Kastytis in 2001, Fish-Shepherd in 2003, Prophet in 2006, and others). Aistė is permanently involved with various musical projects: world music project “ZAP. Four elements” in 2006, a project with the symphony orchestra (2006), among others.

Info: http://www.mxl.lt/en/folk/persons/bio/smilgeviciute
Website: www.skyle.lt

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